Night & Limited Visibility Diving

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To reserve a place in an upcoming class, you may select your next available date and proceed with your course fee payment. Please note that the schedule will depend on pool and instructor availability. Our training team will follow up with you to schedule your course dates. They can be reached at training@ecdivers.com

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Night & Limited Visibility Diving can be considered any diving condition in which limited visibility adds special skills needed to safely dive, including much of our local diving! You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate with and maintain a connection with your dive team at night or under limited visibility conditions.

Why learn night and limited visibility diving?

Night diving can be a fun and new adventure all divers should experience and most dive resorts will offer opportunities to explore their home reefs at night to divers with relevant experience. Animals that are hard to find during the day often venture out at night making this the best time to see, and photograph, certain creatures. There is also a fun unique atmosphere to night diving and not to mention many people love to dive after work but have to struggle to get in the water while the sun is still out. Why not just night dive! Along with that, the skills learned in night diving are similar to the ones we use in limited visibility diving environments much like some of the dives that we experience here in New England. So even if you don’t have much interest in night diving these same skills will make you a much more comfortable and confident New England diver as well.  The Night Diving Course teaches standard light signals, light use, limited vis navigation, and other useful tricks for comfortable diving under low light conditions. Sign up today!

Night Diving consists of a Classroom session and two open water dives. They are typically held on the same evening. Make sure to get a lot of sleep the night before as this class usually runs late!

This course only runs from May – October.

Before Class

Before attending your class you will need to complete some paperwork. The links to the documents are under the “Class Forms” section of this page. These forms must be completed prior to your session and contain important information.

Pay close attention to the medical form as you may also require a physician’s approval before we can let you into the water.

This class also has a helpful online training component hosted by SSI. Please complete your online training prior to your classroom session. If you have not already registered with SSI, look for an email from divessi.com. You can access online training materials, certification cards, and more at my.divessi.com or the MySSI app on your iPhone or Android.

If you have any questions give us a call at the store on 617-277-2216 or shoot us an email training@ecdivers.com.

  • Students must be 12 years or older.
  • This course is only available for certified divers.
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off form if necessary.
  • The student must provide their own Mask, Fins, Snorkel, and Dive Lights. All other equipment can be rented or is provided.

Private courses are set up slightly differently than regular night diving courses. The beginning process is the same – you’ll still be required to fill out the same paperwork but you won’t be tethered to our schedule. Instead, you can find out whenever works best for you and let us know so we can get the sessions scheduled – we can even schedule your pool training outside our normal pool hours*. Make sure to let us know in advance, as we have to rent the pool and make sure it doesn’t conflict with any other activities going on that day. If you do use the pool when we have it rented that’s perfect! There will be other people in the pool but you (or your group) will be working privately with your instructor.

*Additional fees (such as pool rental fees) may apply

Private Scheduling is done through Kim and Max in our training department at Training@ecdivers.com. They will be in contact within 24 hours of any inquiries. If you need to contact us sooner please call us at 617-277-2217.

Private Pricing:

1 Person $390 per person | $390 total3 People $250 per person | $750 total
2 People $300 per person | $600 total4 People $210 per person | $840 total

 

The Night Diving course has an in-water portion that requires a full set of gear. If you have your own gear, we suggest making plans to carry all of that gear along with you. If not, rental equipment can be arranged but MUST be reserved ahead of time.

Availability fills quickly and spots are not guaranteed! We recommend registering and reserving rental equipment at least 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE!

*We require that students have their own specialty-specific gear for several of our courses. This equipment is necessary for the type of diving that you will be embarking upon during, and post certification. Please refer to the prerequisites section below for a list of the gear you will need to own for this course. We offer a 10% discount to all of our students who purchase the required equipment for the class through us as well as our famed 60 day return policy that will ensure that you are happy with everything that you buy. We appreciate your support of your local dive shop, which allows us to continue operations and offer the services that we do today****

  • One class session.
  • Two dives during Night or Dusk.
  • Internationally trained/certified instructor
  • Agency approved on-line course work.
  • Performance of skills such as equipment use and configuration, light communication, night-time navigation, and more...
  • All night diving specific equipment other than those listed in the prerequisites.
  • You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.

Class Forms

Below you will find links to all of our REQUIRED class forms. These forms must be completed in their entirety before participating in any ECDivers program. Arrival to class with incomplete documents will result in a forfeiture of that class date. If you have any questions or need assistance on completing the class forms please email our training department at training@ecdivers.com.