It seems that relatively few divers actually enjoy night diving, but with a little thought and planning it is an exciting and rewarding time to dive.
It seems that relatively few divers actually enjoy night diving, but with a little thought and planning it is an exciting and rewarding time to dive. Diving at night is a truly awesome experience.
Under the cover of darkness, the Red Sea’s inhabitants completely change their behaviour. From sleeping turtles to hunting octopus, diving in the dark introduces you to a whole new world.
During the day, various creatures of the sea are hidden and you are unable to see them clearly. However, at night, species come out so you can watch them in the search of food. Also during the night, the colours are vibrant, so the reef formations are really vivacious.
During night dives you can see your familiar and favourite dive sites in a whole new light. You can observe the many critters who appear out of their hiding places. The beautiful corals you see during the day show another side. You will see an amazing display of greens, purples and landscapes from corals that are hard to imagine.
Why should you consider night diving? Well it is easy! Night diving is an amazing experience because the darkness allows you to focus on sensation and an unique marine life that differ from those during the day.
Did you also know that an unusual phenomenon on the reef is the appearance of various red creatures as soon as the sunsets. Think of the night octopus, the Spanish Dancer or some nudibranch, they are all bright red. Despite seeming ridiculously conspicuous to us, this is in fact a form of camouflage. You may remember from your Open Water Diver Course that red is the first colour in the visible spectrum to be absorbed by the water. As a result red animals are practically invisible to predators. Wouldn’t it be great to discover this by your own during one of our night dives?
But be aware that it is very important to have the necessary dive basics and experience under your belt before attempting a night dive. And a good torch or flashlight is obviously the most important piece of equipment for night diving.
Night diving with us will definitely be a top activity and of course we will provide you with the guidance you need.
Feel free to contact us, at Undersea Adventures, to set up your night dive. It will be one of the best memories and best diving you never encountered.