PADI Night Diver

Drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. With training and planning, night dives can be as easy as diving during the day.

Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favourite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

1. Course overview

There are a total of 3 open water dives required to complete the course. The knowledge development portion will be carried out through PADI e-Learning in your own time.

You already need to be a PADI Open Water diver (or equivilent certification from another training agency), and you need to be at least 12 years old.

2. What you'll learn

You’ll learn night dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems that might be encountered.

You’ll also gain knowledge of how to better control your buoyancy at night, as well as the various entries, exits and, underwater navigation skills you can use to guide your way at nighttime.

One of the amazing things about night diving is of course the nocturnal aquatic life! Since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different, you’ll learn about these too.

3. Equipment

Unlike our introductory courses, you’ll either need to provide your own scuba kit, or hire some from us for the duration of your course. If you want to look at purchasing your own, we’d be happy to help you also.

As a minimum, you’ll need a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD), scuba regulator, and the instrumentation to monitor your depth and air supply. You can hire cylinders from us, or bring your own in-test cylinders with you to be refilled at the dive site.

You’ll also need adequate exposure protection for the conditions you’ll be diving in (this could be a wetsuit or drysuit) to keep you comfortable on your dives. If you dive in a dry suit, you need to ensure you have the correct training for this too.

Some courses may require additional equipment, depending on the individual course requirements.

Any equipment you provide yourself must be in a serviced, well-maintained and safe condition. No exceptions!

4. Learning materials

We will send you any e-Learning materials needed for your specialty course, which will take you to the registration area of the PADI site. This teaches you the background information you need for your course, and allows you to study at your own pace.

You can complete this on pretty much any device with an internet connection.

Some courses also have physical learning content, which we can give you once you’re enrolled.

Ready to start?

You can book and pay for your course with us online, either for yourself or someone else. We’ll send over any e-Learning content to your email, and we can then work with you on suitable dates and times for any in-person sessions.

We have availability throughout the year, although if you have specific dates or a timeline in mind, please check with us first.

Your next adventure...

If you enjoyed the adventure of night diving, you might also love the thrill of the PADI Search & Recovery course. You’ll learn how to conduct structured searches while underwater as part of a team, and then to raise items safely to the surface for later recovery. It’s great fun! 

You’ll have also learned about the various differences in aquatic life when diving at night, perhaps even seeing creatures you wouldn’t normally see during the day at all. The PADI Underwater Naturalist course is a lovely companion to the Night Diver course, where you’ll gain even more detailed insight into life underwater!

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.