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Lynne, Alki Cove 2 -- picture by Peter Rothschild
See your local dive site in whole new (dive) light! I will teach you how to spice up your favorite dive location by exploring it at night and seeing the creatures that only come out at night. You'll learn to prepare night dive activities: organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. I will also help you control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night. Since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different, you'll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life.
From the Instructor Manual:
For the purpose of training, night is considered any time between sunset and sunrise. The Night Diver course is to include three open water training dives. The minimum number of recommended hours is 12, with emphasis placed on preparation activities and practical water-training sessions. After the training dives, student divers are required to log their dives in their personal log books.
It is recommended, but not required, that night-training dives be conducted at a dive site where the student has dived during daylight hours so the student will be familiar with the area.
This course covers the knowledge and techniques of night diving. To conduct a Night Diver course, the following is to be included:
1. the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving
2. proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication
3. use of dive lights and buddy-system techniques
4. disorientation and emergency procedures
5. orientation to nocturnal aquatic life