Many divers prefer the night dives!
Diving at night time has a different magic, it is difficult to describe this feeling in words, but the night time is the best time to watch the sea in action - the corals open their arms, the fish go hunting, most of the mating of different sea animals happens at night, and above it all is the silence - the absolute silence! And much more to see...
Similar to all the other specialties, the procedures in this dives are different from regular open water dives. The purpose of the Night/Limited Visibility specialty course is to familiarize the Open Water diver with the procedures, techniques and possible risks involved in night dive or low vision visibility dives. The diver will be able to enjoy the night dive feeling safe by knowing how to use flashlights underwater and by learning different techniques such as navigation, communication methods with the partner, buoyancy control, interaction with nighttime, underwater animals and more.
Theoretical topics: the reasons for diving at night, marine nighttime environment, special equipment, methods for diving with a partner, communication, navigation, buoyancy and emergency procedures.
Night specialty course dive no. 1: dive planning, safety protocols, use of flashlights, pressure gauge, compass, depth gauge and computer reading, contact with the partner and dive recording in the logbooks.
Night specialty course dive no. 2: dive planning, safety protocols, use of flashlights, pressure gauge, depth gauge and computer reading, contact with the partner, natural navigation and dive recording in the logbooks.
Note: the night specialty course is highly recommended along with the navigation specialty, and to do these two specialties together will give you extra value.
Dive planning must include surface breaks, non-decompression time, etc. The dives need to be recorded in the logbook.
Night/Limited Visibility specialty course includes:
~ One theory lesson.
~ 2 Night dives.
Night/Limited Visibility specialty course duration:
~ 2 Days.
~ Minimum age of 18, or minimum age of 10 with a parental constant.
~ Open Water Diver certificate or Junior Open Water certificate.
~ A healthy statement (a health statement must be fulfilled before arriving at the course).