Oahu Night Diving
Hawaiian Diving Adventures
Night dives are amazing; no matter how many times you have been on a reef during the day, at night it is completely changed, as so many more fish venture out under the protection of the darkness. Nocturnal creatures that have been hiding and sleeping all day emerge to cruise the reef and hunt at night. The scene completely changes.
Instead of those cute sleeping white tip reef sharks we often see during the day, you'll have a chance to see them hunting at night and realize how stealth and streamlined they are while cruising the reef looking for food.
Sunset and night dives are regularly scheduled every other Saturday. We are also able to accommodate special requests for night dives on other nights Please be sure to contact us about your night dive as far in advance as possible.
We require all divers to carry a primary dive torch when diving at night, and a second, backup torch is strongly recommended. We also require all night divers to wear some type of solid or strobe light on their tank handle. Glow sticks, also known as "chem lights" or cyalume light sticks are okay, but we'd prefer that you'd use a more durable lighting solution that is reusable many times over instead of the single-use chem lights.
Night Diving & Limited Visibility Specialty Course
To increase your knowledge and skills Hawaiian Diving Adventures offers a Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty course that will greatly improve some of your basic dive skills that are used during the day as well. During night or low-vis diving, you'll need to be more aware, stay close with your dive buddy, better control your buoyancy by feel, and pay attention to details you may not have needed to notice or keep track of during daylight dives.
The night diving and limited visibility specialty course also offers practice in properly handling your dive light and communicating both underwater and on the surface. You'll learn to navigate in limited visibility or during night dives, as well as exit and board the boat safely for the conditions. Finally, you will learn a whole range of different behaviors and characteristics displayed by animals and plants at night.
Please contact Hawaiian Diving Adventures for more information about our night dives and to schedule a night dive for your group.