SDi Night Diver Course

DURATION: 2 Night Dives
  • SDi Open Water Scuba Diver, SDi Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
COST: €225

SDi Night Diver Course

E-learning now available for this course

Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.

Who this course is for:

Individuals that wish to explore the underwater world at night, along with the nocturnal wildlife

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Night/Limited Visibility Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
Why dive at night?
Different aquatic life
Experience in limited visibility

Special equipment
Diving lights
Importance of light and back up
Comparison of different styles
Personal dive beacon

Buddy system
Buddy contact

Bottom contour
Marker light/strobe

With buddy
Lost buddy
Light failure

Buoyancy considerations

Emergency procedures
Disabled diver
Lost diver
Diving maladies

Underwater environment
Nocturnal life

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:
Dive at night and in limited visibility conditions they were exposed to during training
Plan and execute night and low visibility dives

Also, the SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver Certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program

SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver minimum requirements:
Plan dive
Safety procedures
Enter and descent
Remain submerged at least 20 minutes
Change direction several times while maintaining proper navigation
Two minute swim without compass
Surface and reorient
Descend and navigate
Use properly; underwater light, submersible pressure gauge, compass, depth gauge, and computer
Maintain buddy contact throughout dive
Log dive