Night/Limited vis diver course

Night/Limited Visibility Course

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Night or Limited Visibility diving is one of our most often asked about classes, both how to get certified & “is it scary?” To answer both questions, it’s easy. Regardless of what body of water you dive in, aquatic life acts completely differently & even the most elusive come out (like our favorite: octopus). You can feed some critters using your lights (tarpons), find some hanging out on coral heads (crabs), or some simply sleeping. In addition, this course will teach you not only how to dive at night, but dive in limited visibility as well (quarries, lakes, etc. are well known for having less than optimal visibility). Earning your certification prepares you for different diving conditions.

What to expect in this course:

Diving at night/low visibility is a whole new experience. Even when diving in a location you are familiar with, everything simply looks different. You’ll find a whole different set of aquatic life out at night making even an old dive location seem “new”. Expect to learn about, experience, & overcome the challenges diving at night or low visibility presents with one of our specialty instructors.

Who this class is for:

  • Those who want to observe nocturnal aquatic life
  • Those who dive in sub-optimal visibility conditions
  • Those who like to train for a variety of water conditions, opening up more dive locations opportunities

Our Night/Limited Visibility course fee includes:

  • 2 – 3* instructor-led dives in open water at night OR limited visibility
  • Your online learning, tests, & one on one instructor review
  • Night/Limited Visibility certification card & processing fees
*Agency dependent

What you will learn:

  • Why dive at night?
  • Special equipment considerations
  • Diving light considerations & styles
  • Entry/Exit procedures at night
  • Buddy contact procedures
  • Communications in limited visibility
  • Navigation techniques in limited visibility
  • Marker light/strobe importance & usage
  • How to overcome disorientation
  • Lost buddy procedures
  • Light failure procedures
  • Buoyancy considerations
  • Disabled diver
  • Lost diver
  • Diving maladies
  • Nocturnal life

Start your elearning today!​

Night/Limited Visibility certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class includes your online e-learning material, 3 in-water training sessions with a certified instructor,  your certification card (C-Card) and the opportunity to see super cool stuff underwater, like Octopus.


Course Requirements:

Night/Limited Visibility Diving course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age is 18, 10+ with parental consent
  • Open Water Diving Certification
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (regulators, BCD, weights, tanks, computer – available for rental)
  • Personal scuba gear (mask, fin, snorkel, boots – student must provide)
  • 2 underwater lights, a tank light, surface/underwater strobe (optional)
  • Compass

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%
  • Demonstrate mature & sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course
  • Complete all Night/Limited Visibility dive requirements safely & efficiently
  • Upload a photo to the certifying agency website (no hats or sunglasses)

Time Requirements:

  • 2 – 3 hours for online learning
  • 2 – 4 hours of instructor led surface & in-water training