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Ever wondered what happens under water after sunset? This specialty is for you. Sign up now in your dive centre at the Albufeira Marina for this new adventure.
The thought of diving at night seems mysterious, but at the same time very seductive. Although you have dived many times in the same place, when you do it at night, you enter a completely different world. The environment changes as daytime animals retreat and nocturnal animals appear.
Full Dive Gear
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher
From: 230.00 €
- AcademicScuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice: Light handling and communication techniques. Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark. Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night. You may be able to get college credit for the Night Diver course – ask your instructor. Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
- EquipmentAlong with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too. Your PADI Instructor or local dive centre staff may suggest other equipment options, such as wearing more exposure protection to stay comfortable after dark.
- Getting StartedVisit your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course and get a PADI Night Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared for the thrill of exploring the underwater world at night.