Night diving offers a whole new level of experience to a divers world. Is it scary the first time? Yes. Is it always worth it? Yes. Watching the underwater world as it sleeps is an incredible experience, but it becomes truly remarkable when you realize how many different creatures wake up after dark. Octopus freely room across the ocean floor. Coral explodes with life as it can feed without the dangers of being fed on. Eels, squid, tarpon, and so much more glide though the water on the hunt for food.
Admittedly, you won't see any of this in Dutch Springs, but to see all of that, you have to first learn to dive safely at night. Night diving offers great rewards but comes with a new set of challenges that must be understood and this course is perfect for...well getting your feet wet.
Divers will complete two dives first during the day; One as tour of Dutch and one as a day survey of the night dive location (an extremely highly recommended practice and a requirement for this course). Then there will be a break. You will learn to configure your gear for the night dive, complete a dive briefing, and as night falls you will enter the water under a FULL MOON! Yes, this is scheduled on a full moon night, which, with any luck on the cloud cover, will make for a great dive!
• Age: Minimum is 15 years by the water phase of the course.
• Certification/Experience/Knowledge: Certification as a NAUI SCUBA Diver or the equivalent is required.
• June 10, 2017; 10:00a - 8:00p @ Dutch Springs
* Does not include the admission to Dutch Springs or rental equipment.
** A flashlight and tank light are required for the night dive.
*** A Night Diver Certification Card may be purchased for an additional $30
Instructor: Eric Richards