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.
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
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
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.
Minimum age: 12 years
Course prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent
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:
Instead of renting, consider buying your own equipment so that you can get familiar with it during the course and learn how it works.
PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours
Entire course: 2-3 days
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You can contact your PADI dive center for information on other available languages.
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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).
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.
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.
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.