As the sun sets on your favourite scuba dive site, it magically changes into a wondrous new world beaming with different life and things to see. Night diving allows you to see the underwater world in a new light and re-explore a new site in very different conditions.

Just as above water, there are different animals that come out at night, while others go to sleep. Come closer to sleeping fish and see the nocturnal crayfish scavenge the area for food and see a whole new array of animals.

Quick overview of the PADI Night Diver Scuba Diving Course in Cape Town

  • Duration: 2 days
  • 3 x dives
  • Minimum age : 12 years
  • Bring your swimsuit, towel, a warm jacket and a snack (torches are included)


The PADI Night Diver Specialty Course is conducted in the evenings. We normally meet at the Into the Blue Shop in Cape Town at 6pm, and divers can expect to be finished by around 10pm a night. The course consists out of theory and 3 practical scuba dive sessions in the ocean around Cape Town.


Divers have to read the PADI Night Diving Manual, and complete and review the knowledge reviews found in this manual.


The practical side comprises three dives:

  • Number 1: Navigation at night
  • Number 2: Navigation at night
  • Number 3: Leading a dive at night, lights out exercise    


  1. Isn’t it scary in the dark?
    Not at all. We all go with our own torches and it opens up a whole new world of interesting critters to see which is very exciting to us.

  2. Why would I want to dive in the dark?
    There are different fish that come out at night, which means that even if you have dived the same site before, there will be new things that you will see.


What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?


Great Experience - I did two fun dives with Into The Blue (plus I also booked the shark cage…

 through them) and I had an excellent experience. The communication via email was great and the brunette at reception (I'm really sorry but I didn't catch your name) was very friendly and helpful. My dive guide for the day was Jacque, who was also very welcoming and made the day a lot of fun. We did a wreck dive which was okay and then a dive with seals, and from my 800+ dives it was definitely one of my most favourite so far. JP was driving the boat for us and he was very attentive, the whole dive centre seemed very organised and I would definitely recommend them. The only disappointment from the day was that Llewellyn didn't ask me to marry him :)
Thanks a lot guys!

Clinton Bobbert

I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can…

I grew up on the sea, always wondered how it must be into the deep blue sea. Then one day me and my wife decided to do an attempt to do scuba diving and I was quite nervous about going under water but thanks to the Into the blue crew and their patience and determination me and my wife found a new hobby and looking forward to go around the world and scuba dive all around the world. So from me and my wife we want to thank Cape Town, South Africa, Into the blue, for what we have experienced and thank you for opening a new world to us! I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can ever make!

Julien van Zyl

I've been doing a scuba course with these guys, and am very impressed...

with the level of personal attention and professionalism. The staff are all warm, friendly and patient. I would highly recommend Into the Blue.