Night Dive – happy hour on the reef
As of August 2017, Ocean Dimensions are now diving & snorkelling in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll at Kihaa Maldives – the closest resort to Hanifaru Bay. We hope to see you there!
Have you ever done a night dive? Are you curious about what is happening under water at night? We have the most easy introduction to night diving for you, we start with night snorkeling. Fitted with a wetsuit, equipped with a torch we snorkel along our house reef so when you join us for the night dive you know what to expect and feel more relaxed about it. We set up just before sunset time and get in the water while it is still a little light and slowly during the first 10 minutes of your dive your surrounding turns dark and you only see what you illuminate with your torch beam. We see lion fish and moray eels coming out of their crevasses to hunt. Feather stars that roll up their feelers during the day spread out at night to feed on plankton. Once they are spread out look inside and maybe spot a shrimp that lives in symbiosis with the feather star. Starfish, hermit crabs and lobsters also come out of their holes to walk along the reef to look for food. The jack fish swim along side of us to use our light beam to hunt the fish that are caught in our bright lights and stop moving. Cuttlefish are attracted to our lights and also use them to look for food. Shrimp that are usually too small to spot during a day dive are easy to spot at night as their eyes are reflect our torch beams and we can spot them all over the reef. And then there are also a few fish that sleep at night. The puffer fish usually sits either on the sand or right on top of a coral. The parrot fish surrounds himself with a cocoon that he makes of mucus to prevent predators from smelling and eating him while he is sleeping. And this is just the start…. Don’t miss out on this unique experience and join us for a night dive – maybe on a full moon night!