Tuesday, July 8, 2008

How dark is a Night Dive anyway?

I love Night Diving. It's kind of freaky and most people would never even dream of going out deep into the ocean in the middle of the night with just a flashlight and some scuba gear. When the subject comes up people ask me this a lot: "Just how dark is it on a Night Dive?" Well, depending on the moon, it can be kind of dark or it can be completely pitch dark. Either way, it's no where near as easy to see at night as it is during the day.

Here's a couple of clips I shot on some recent night dives I made over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The first is of a Box Jellyfish. The second is of a Green Sea Turtle and the third is of a very active Night Octopus. Check them out and think about joining me on my next night time scuba adventure! That is "If you dare!!"

Box Jellyfish pulsating through the water.

Endangered Green Sea Turtle swims by.

Night Octopus on the prowl.