Night & Limited Visibility Diver

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

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.

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
    • Communications
  • Navigation
    • Bottom contour
    • Compass
    • Boat
    • Beach/Lake
    • Marker light/strobe
  • Disorientation
    • With buddy
    • Lost buddy
    • Light failure
  • Buoyancy considerations
  • Emergency procedures
    • Disabled diver
    • Lost diver
    • Diving maladies
  • Underwater environment
    • Nocturnal life

As long as you are 18 years or older (12 with parental consent) and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Specialty course. You will also need to hold a NAUI or SDI Scuba Diver certification.

Click here to review our Medical History Questionnaire. Your safety is the most important thing to us: You may be asked to review your health with your family doctor just to be sure.

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master, and SDI Specialty certification.

Student Provides

Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. You will need to have, or rent, all of the redundancy equipment required for the training dives.  The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.

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A minimum of two open water dives with your instructor  are required.

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

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