Home / Education / Courses / Night Diver The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course. Night Diver Add to cart Continuing-Education Night Diver eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees. Please select a language SpanishPortugueseEnglish Don’t see your language? Add to cart Your Dive Shop Description The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course. Academic Scuba diving at night teaches you to pay attention to details you may overlook during the day. You’ll learn: Light handling and communication techniques. Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark. Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night. 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. You may be able to get college credit for the Night Diver course – ask your instructor. Prerequisites & Requirements Age Requirement 12 years or older Course Prerequisites PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification) Time Commitment Approximately 2-4 hours Available Languages For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment Along 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">https://locator.padi.com">local dive center staff may suggest other equipment options, such as wearing more exposure protection to stay comfortable after dark. Getting Started Read and watch video about night diving, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your three night dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort> to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content. Your Dive Shop More Courses Continuing Education Advanced Rebreather Diver Dive in silence and train to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. Learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Continuing Education Altitude Diver Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured. Continuing Education AWARE Shark Conservation Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. Continuing Education Boat Diver This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. Continuing Education Cavern Diver Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Continuing Education Coral Reef Conservation This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.