FEEL THE NIGHT
At dusk the life rhythm on the reef changes drastically. Herbivorous fish, easily spotted all over the place during the bright hours of the day, seek refuge among the hollows of the coral so as not to become prey, and the underwater landscape is left empty of their colourful schools. Night falls and the predators begin to prowl in search of food amidst a liquid blackness.
Plunging into darkness makes night diving particularly exciting. As humans, we experience a double challenge: breathing underwater and moving in the pitch black waters. For, in the dark, our genetic heritage will warn us that we could be hunters… or prey. However, there is no real danger. The excitement of the hunt remains though, this time in the form of what we may discover under the beam of our flashlights, just a parenthesis of ligh in the void that surrounds us.
Discoveries like octopuses, one of the most celebrated trophies since they are difficult to surprise. And if it happens, they will put on a show of cunning, constantly changing their shape and color. We will also find king crabs, confident in their appearance of mossy rock from which strong pincers hang. Or lobsters and small shrimps, conch shells dragged along the sand by hermits, alien-looking starfish perched on the gorgonians they devour… the possibilities are more than you might imagine. And as a guaranteed attraction, a reef with more vivid and varied colors than can be seen during the day; not only do we illuminate it with white light, but at night the coral polyps come out to feed, giving it an impressive appearance.
WOULD YOU DARE TO DISCOVER THE DARK SIDE OF THE REEF?
Before sunset we’ll make our gear ready, to walk later on towards the beach in front. And then, only a 15′ surface swim separates us from an unforgettable experience.