PADI Night Diver Course

Going below the surface at night seems mysterious as well as alluring! You may have scuba dived many times before, but diving at night means exploring a whole new world. Watching the marine world come to life under the glow of your dive light is definitely an extraordinary experience. The entire scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. How interesting is that! If you want to see what happens under the waves after the sun goes down, then take the PADI Night Diver speciality course.

Open Water Divers can also go for night dives but if you have taken proper training, then it will make your first night dive even more enjoyable and exciting. You will be taught how to navigate in the dark, where the most interesting creatures can be spotted, and many night diving tips. 

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enrol themselves in the Night Diver speciality program.

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Take PADI Night Diver course if you want to:

  • Avoid getting lost in the dark
  • Try something new and exciting
  • Make your first night dive with a pro
  • See familiar dives sites in a new light

You will be learning how to:

  • Navigate underwater at night
  • Make ascents and descents in the dark
  • Use your dive light for communication

Independent study

PADI eLearning- If you have a hectic schedule, then PADI eLearning will make it easy for you to fit scuba lessons. Whenever and wherever it is convenient for you, you can complete the independent study part of your course. One can work at their own pace, online or offline, using a mobile device or a computer. Talk to the instructor for the actual training or whenever there is some doubt.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

At the dive shop

With Your Instructor- You will learn underwater navigation at night and how to find entry and exit points in the dark. Along with giving night dive tips, your PADI instructor will teach you how to avoid disorientation and stay in contact with your buddy.

Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)

Total time commitment: 2-3 days

Minimum age: 12 years or older

Medical requirements

A minimum level of health and fitness is required for scuba diving. In case you are suffering from any chronic health condition, or taking certain medications and/or had surgery recently, you will have to get written approval from a physician before diving. In order to avoid any confusion, you can simply download and review the Diver Medical Form to make sure that you will not require approval from a physician to dive. You should not ask your instructor, dive master, or dive shop staff for medical advice as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive if you do not have a minimum level of health and fitness. 

Prerequisites & minimum age

Minimum age: 12 years

Course prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent

Other costs & equipment

PADI Night Diver course comprises knowledge development as well as in-water training for certification. Only the knowledge development part is covered in the cost when you purchase PADI eLearning online. There is an additional cost involved in the certification with the PADI instructor. The cost varies on the basis of the class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent equipment. You can contact Dive Andaman, a 5-star PADI center in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), for more information and pricing. Along with the scuba gear, you will also need the following:

  • A primary and backup dive light (torch)
  • Additional exposure protection like a thicker wetsuit, hood or gloves, for staying comfortable while night diving

Instead of renting, consider buying your own equipment so that you can get familiar with it during the course and learn how it works. 

Time commitment

PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 2-3 days

Available languages

Spanish, Portuguese, and English

You can contact your PADI dive center for information on other available languages. 

System requirements

The online courses of PADI work on the browsers listed below: Ensure that your browser is updated to have the best experience.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

You can also study at a location that has no internet access. Just use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. You can download the content in small sections with a total file size of around 189 MB. You can upload your progress when you get back online. This will help you in resuming your training right where you left off. The app is available for Android as well as Apple iOS devices. Devices should not be more than three models old and updated with the latest Operating System (OS). 

Night Diving in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Lighthouse in Havelock Island is a popular location for night diving among PADI-certified divers. During your dive, you will come across different kinds of hard and soft corals as well as interesting marine creatures including Humpback Parrotfish, Octopus, Fusiliers, Lobsters, Lionfish, etc. Havelock Island is one of the best places in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands when it comes to night diving.

After PADI Night Diver course

There is a possibility that your first dive of the PADI Night Diver specialty course may be considered for the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. You can ask your instructor about earning credit. 

Every PADI speciality certification earned by you is counted towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating. You will be surprised to know that only two percent of divers ever achieve this elite level.

About Dive Andaman

If you are in the Andaman Islands and are willing to enrol in the Emergency First Response course, then trust none other than the best–Dive Andaman. Located in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now), this 5-star PADI center is a renowned dive shop that offers all kinds of diving programs designed for beginners as well as experienced, along with recreational dives as well. 

Your first scuba diving experience has to be extra-special. There should not be any compromise made on that. Therefore, we will suggest you to book your diving slot with Dive Andaman, which is a 5-star PADI centre. Its certified experienced trainers will make sure that you have a memorable time under the water. Before actually going down the water, all the basic education regarding scuba diving will be imparted to you so that you can make the most of your experience. We can guarantee you that after your first dive, you are sure to think that just one dive is not enough; you would want to explore this natural wonder even more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. 1 : What is the PADI Night Diver Course?
    The PADI Night Diver Course in Andaman is a program designed to help divers acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to dive safely and comfortably at night. It covers topics such as specialized equipment for night diving, communication techniques between divers, and navigation skills in low-light conditions. The course typically involves three open-water dives and takes two days to complete. Upon successful completion, divers will receive a PADI Night Diver certification card, allowing them to dive at night with a buddy or guide. The course is taught by certified PADI instructors who are specially trained to teach night diving.
  • Q. 2 : What are the prerequisites for the PADI Night Diver Course?
    The prerequisites for the PADI Night Diver Course in Andamans are quite straightforward. Before enrolling in the course, you must have a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification or equivalent from another training organization. This ensures that you have the foundational skills and knowledge required for scuba diving. Additionally, you must be at least 12 years old to enroll in the course. These prerequisites help ensure that you have the necessary experience and maturity to participate in the course safely and effectively.
  • Q. 3 : What are the costs of the PADI Night Diver Course?
    The cost of the PADI Night Diver Course in Andamans depends on various factors, such as the dive center or resort you choose and the availability of equipment. Typically, the cost ranges from INR 15,000 to INR 25,000, which covers the cost of equipment rental, training materials, and certification fees. Some dive centers may also offer package deals that include accommodation and other amenities, which may increase the overall cost. It's important to check with your chosen dive center or resort to confirm the exact cost and what is included in the package.
  • Q. 4 : How long does the PADI Night Diver Course take to complete?
    The PADI Night Diver Course is designed to be completed in two days, with a total of three open water dives. Each dive typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, and they are conducted at night to allow divers to practice their skills in low-light conditions. During the course, divers will learn about the equipment needed for night diving, communication techniques, and navigation skills. They will also learn how to manage underwater challenges specific to night diving. Upon successful completion of the course, divers will receive a PADI Night Diver certification card, which will allow them to dive at night with a buddy or guide.
  • Q. 5 : What skills will I learn in the PADI Night Diver Course?

    The PADI Night Diver Course in Andamans is designed to teach divers how to safely navigate and dive at night. The course covers a range of essential skills, including using dive lights to enhance visibility, communicating with your buddy through signals and hand gestures, and navigating in low-light conditions. Additionally, the course teaches divers how to manage underwater challenges specific to night diving, such as dealing with disorientation, handling emergencies, and identifying nocturnal marine life. By the end of the course, divers will have gained the knowledge and confidence needed to explore the underwater world at night.

  • Q. 6 : Will I receive a certification after completing the PADI Night Diver Course?
    The PADI Night Diver certification card is proof that you have completed the course and have the necessary knowledge and skills to safely dive at night. With this certification, you can join night dives at dive centers and resorts around the world, explore nocturnal marine life, and experience the thrill of diving in a whole new way. The certification is recognized globally and is valid for a lifetime, making it an excellent investment for those who are passionate about scuba diving.
  • Q. 7 : Who will be my instructor for the PADI Night Diver Course?
    Your instructor for the PADI Night Diver Course in Andamans will be a highly experienced and certified PADI instructor who has undergone specialized training to teach the course. They will have a thorough understanding of the safety protocols and techniques required for night diving and will be able to guide you through the course with professionalism and care. Your instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have and provide feedback on your progress to help you become a confident and safe night diver.
  • Q. 8 : Is it safe to dive at night?
    In Andaman, diving at night is generally safe as long as you follow the proper safety protocols and guidelines. The local dive centers and resorts follow strict safety measures, and the instructors are well-trained to guide you through the night diving experience. The PADI Night Diver Course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate through the low-light conditions and handle any challenges that may arise. Additionally, the waters around Andaman are known for their clarity, which can enhance your visibility and safety during the night dives.
  • Q. 9 : What equipment do I need for the PADI Night Diver Course?
    In addition to the standard scuba diving equipment, the PADI Night Diver Course requires specific gear for night diving, such as a primary dive light and a backup dive light. The primary dive light should be powerful enough to illuminate your path and communicate with your buddy. The backup dive light serves as a backup in case your primary light fails. A compass is essential for navigating in low-light conditions, while a signaling device, such as a whistle or an SMB (Surface Marker Buoy), helps you communicate with your buddy or surface support. It's also recommended to wear a dive computer to monitor your dive profile and bottom time.
  • Q. 10 : Can I take the PADI Night Diver Course if I have a medical condition?
    If you have a medical condition and are interested in taking the PADI Night Diver Course in Andamans, it is important to consult with a physician before enrolling. The physician can evaluate your condition and determine if any precautions or restrictions may apply to your situation. Your safety and well-being are paramount, and it is essential to ensure that you are physically capable of participating in the course activities. It is always better to err on the side of caution and obtain medical clearance before diving, particularly in challenging and unfamiliar conditions like those encountered during night diving.

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