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?

Camille K

So glad I got certified with Into the Blue! - Getting certified...

has been on the top of my bucket list for years now, but I have never found the time to do it. I am an American but I was studying in Cape Town for a semester so some friends and I decided to take the plunge and sign up to get our open water cert. I cannot praise Into the Blue enough. What really makes this place incredible is the staff. They were helpful, professional, and fun. For many people, myself included, scuba diving is a completely new experience and having instructors that are helpful while keeping things fun made me more comfortable throughout the experience. As far logistics go, they provide all gear during the certification process and allow you to schedule all of your dives (OW and pool) on your own schedule. All I can say is the next time I am in Cape Town, I will definitely be paying Into the Blue a visit.

Amy Musto

Had the best diving experience with Into the Blue, first...

dive was a ship wreck followed by doing yoga moves with the seals. Would highly recommend diving with these guys, very professional and fun! I sadly lost my go pro whilst diving with the seals but I'll always have the memories!

Maximilian Nehrkorn

If you want to go dive in Cape Town, this is the place to go!...

5 Star Padi dive centre, offering great packages, with an emphasis on safe diving practices.