The reef comes alive with a whole different cast of characters at night. Most of the fish you see during the day hide away to sleep at night and many that can't be found during the day can be seen all over the reef. Night-time is the best time to see crabs, lobsters, and shrimp going about their business. Octopi come out and swim freely alongside hunting barracudas, Tarpons and Moray Eels, creating an amazing show. But it doesn't stop there, one of the most spectacular parts of night diving is watching the coral feeding. Coral blooms after dark, absorbing nutrients from the water around it and looks truly beautiful. Of course, an incredible occurrence that can only be seen at night with all lights turned off is bioluminescence, amazing organisms that glow in the dark!
There are a few basic considerations for choosing a dive site for a night dive. It's best to dive somewhere you've already dived during the day, you wouldn't want to get lost in the dark! It's also important to choose a site that isn't very deep (preferably 60 feet / 18 meters at the most) and doesn't require you to swim too far. It's also best not to dive in difficult conditions.
Our reef encompass all the above. Easy entry and exit; shallow cove where we can check all our gear and gentle slope toward the reef. Fascinating creatures will be right there as soon as you start your dive. The hardpan shallow section is covered with small creatures. The main coral formation comes next. Because you bring your own source of light you will be able to see the real colors of the reef. Bright read, blues and yellows will get your attention.
Although it is a good idea to know your location in relation to the shore and surrounding reef, the Guide will make sure you follow the best path along the dive according to the prevalent conditions and assuring your return to the entry point.
Night Dive is scheduled upon request any time during the week. Reservations can be made 24 hrs before the night dive with a minimum of two divers.
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