The reef comes alive!
Descending into the dark water is absolutely the best time to see crabs, lobster, shrimp, basket-starfish and much more.
Most fish that are seen by day are tucked away and sleeping by night; all others are nocturnal, out in plain sight and feeding in their glory.
Octopi & squid are swimming, while parrotfish are wrapped in their protective cocoons, suspended in the water; nearby motion will disrupt the latyer around them allowing their narrow escape from predators, it’s truly fascinating.
Certain corals bloom vibrant colors after dark to feed by absorbing nutrients from the water, it’s a spectacular site and truly beautiful.
We sometimes turn our flashlights off and wave our hands through the water to see the beauty of bioluminescence; a showering of light sparkles all around us. On nihjts when the air is clear and the moon is full, we can see almost as clearly as daytime, it’s fabulous.
Incredible things occur only at night……on second thought…also at day!
A word for beginner divers: It’s totally normal if the thought of night diving makes you feel very apprehensive. In time you’ll learn how safe we are while submerged, only splashing on the surface or carrying speared fish are we ever so slightly at risk.
All of God’s creations are magnificent…it’s a shame for anyone to miss them!
Happy diving & see you next time!
the scuba lady