PADI Night Diver

PADI Night Diver

Even your local dive site offers a whole new adventure by moonlight! Take advantage of this extraordinary speciality and you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with the PADI Night Diver manual/crewpack for you to read and answer the questions prior to the start of your training.

What's in the course?

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light's beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you'll practice:

  • Light handling and communication techniques.
  • Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
  • Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night.

You may be able to get college credit for the Night Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How long does it take?

The PADI Night Diver speciality takes place over 2 evenings.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Night Diver course.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 12yrs.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

To enhance you PADI Night Diver course why not think about PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, PADI Underwater Navigation course or PADI Project Aware – Fish ID courses.

Once you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.


PADI Night Diver course costs €175.00 plus materials, certification and kit hire.