Night/Low Vis Diver

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Night/Low Vis Diver

Introduction

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. By 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 will be able to enjoy night diving with maximum safety.

Prerequisites

1. SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
2. Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

Graduation Requirements

1. Open Water Dive l

  • Plan dive
  • Safety procedures
  • Enter and descent
  • Remain submerged at least 20 minutes
  • Change direction several times while maintaining proper navigation
  • Use properly; underwater light, submersible pressure gauge, compass, depth gauge, and computer
  • Maintain buddy contact throughout dive
  • Log dive

2. Open Water Dive 2

  • Plan dive
  • Safety procedures
  • Descend
  • Two minute swim without compass
  • Surface and reorient
  • Descend and navigate
  • Log dive

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