Perhentian Night Diving

Perhentian Wreck & Reef Night Diving Safari Package

If you have never experienced a night dive, Perhentian is the ideal place to give night diving a go. Our night dives are available for 4 pax or more. The boat leaves the dive center before sunset – bound for a nearby shallow site where you can find sleeping fishes and turtles, with seahorses, shrimps and crabs scurrying about as well. Creatures that were hidden during the day will come out and amaze you under the light of your torch.

Why Night Dive?

So what can you hope to see? Something that surprises most first time nights divers is that there is a lot of ambient light, it’s not just what you get to see in the beam of your flashlight. Whilst the dark water does provide a magnificently eerie atmosphere, once your eyes adjust, you will be able to make out a lot of detail.

What your flashlight does illuminate will be in more vivid detail than daylight, water absorbs natural light from the surface, reds appear to be brown, yellows dulled. When you pass your torch beach over the coral you will be amazed at the difference.

What will you see?

As you go you will see nocturnal marine life scuttling left and right, cuttlefish will provide their own light show for you as they flash red, green blue and white in a few seconds, be careful not to shine your light directly at the sleeping turtle and wake them up. Crabs, crustaceans, squid and docile reef fish are much easier to spot at night.

At a time when everyone in the dive teams agrees, press your flashlights to your chest to block out the light and wave your spare hand in front of you, this stirs up tiny phosphorescent plankton in the water that glow green when displaced. Look behind you when you kick and you will notice you leave a wake of them behind your fins.

What training do I need?

Diving safely in any conditions is made possible by a balance of training and experience, sufficiently experienced open water divers can join night dives, but advanced training is recommended. Either way you should dive the same dive site in daylight with one of our divemasters so they can check your skills and you can familiarize yourself with the layout.

Firstly you need to be in control of your buoyancy, with limited visibility there is less margin for error, second your ascents and descents need to be very well controlled. In addition to normal dive equipment you will need to learn how to use a flashlight for communication and do so without blinding your dive buddies.

Open Water divers who have never done a night dive before must dive under the guidance of an instructor. You can do the night dive as an adventure dive which can be counted to your Advanced course.

Night Dive Activities
  • Night dives are conducted every day from shore. Just schedule one with our front desk and your dive master.
  • Experienced divers can conduct night dives (and dives at dawn) on their own, just pick up your tanks at the dive shop and off you go.
  • Twice a week we schedule a night dive at few of Perhentian top divesites; even more often on your request and if we have a few other divers who like to join.
  • If you have no experience with night diving, take the Advanced Open Water Course or Night Dive Specialty Course with us.

Our night dive package comes with various option to fit your duration of stay and certification levels.

All standard package includes scuba tank, use of weight systems, boat travel and dive guide. Fullset scuba gears, dive torches and some photographic accesories are also available for rental.

Your safety and comfort are the most important to us, so you can expect the focused, undivided attention of our staff. To make your day safe and cozy, we limit the number of divers to 8 per boat, with a maximum of 4 divers per divemaster, 2 students per instructor.

NIGHT DIVE PACKAGES

Our night dive package comes with various option to fit your duration of stay and certification levels.

 

RM40

Per Dive/Shore Dive

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Dive Buddy Online Store

N

Own equipment

N

Shore front/Teluk Keke

More Info
  • PADI Divemaster fees
  • Tanks and weights
  • At least 12 years old
  • Have a minimum of PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification
  • Have proof of night diving experience

RM90

Per Dive/Boat Dive

Book Online

Dive Buddy Online Store

N

Own equipment

N

Choice of divesites includes D'Lagoon, Police Wreck and Shark Point

More Info
  • PADI Divemaster fees
  • Tanks and weights
  • At least 12 years old
  • Have a minimum of PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification
  • Have proof of night diving experience

RM240

Package/3 Boat Dives

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Dive Buddy Online Store

N

Own equipment

N

D'Lagoon, Police Wreck and Shark Point night dive safari

More Info
  • PADI Divemaster fees
  • Tanks and weights
  • At least 12 years old
  • Have a minimum of PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification
  • Have proof of night diving experience

RM160

Adventure Dive

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Dive Buddy Online Store

N

PADI Adventure DIve

N

Instructor Fees

N

Gain credit to your Advanced Openwater Cerfification Course

More Info
  • Boat dive with fullset Scuba equipment
  • Supervised by certified PADI instructor
  • You can do the night dive as an adventure dive which can be counted to your Advanced Openwater Diver Course or 
  •  Earn credits as dive #1 from the Night Diver Specialty Training course which credits towards Master Diver ratings.
ADDITIONAL COSTS

(Prices are per person based on a minimum of 4 divers – if you are a single diver, ask us for our next trip dates)

RM40

Dive Torch Rental

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Dive Buddy Online Store

N

Per Dive

N

Battery Included

RM25

Dive Equipment Rental

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Dive Buddy Online Store

N

Per Dive

N

Full set scuba gear

RM250

Video Light

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Dive Buddy Online Store

N

Per dive

N

1 unit professional 7000 lumen video light

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