Diving during the day can be a wondrous experience; but diving at night provides a whole new experience. The exotic sea life and plants take on a new and mysterious quality after the sun sets and nocturnal animals come out to play at the best place to scuba dive at night.
If nocturnal animals is what you’re after there is no place better to dive at night than French Polynesia. Here, drift divers can hang suspended in the water and watch creatures rise from the depths to feed. Transparent animals and alien looking creatures are all part of the experience of black-water drift diving.
Looking for glow-in-the-dark wonders? Look no further than the Florida Keys during the bioluminescent season when microorganisms and plankton create a glowing effect in the water that divers can manipulate into swirls and other patterns simply by moving their arms and legs. Bonaire also offers night dives for participants to experience all manners of sea creatures glowing with neon patterns.
For the adventurous types, night diving off Grand Cayman offers the opportunities to explore sunken ships and artificial reefs with corridors large enough to navigate safely while enjoying wildlife only active at night. The Raja Ampat region of Indonesia offers tours of structural diving for anyone wanting to see amazing coral formations that are home to creatures ranging from walking sharks to the blue-ringed octopus.
For those who want to get up close and personal with a giant of the sea, Manta Night Dive on the big island of Hawaii is just the thing. Divers can watch as more than a dozen giant manta rays dive for plankton and other tiny organisms that are drawn to the location’s man-made spotlights.
Diving at night offers a new perspective on a once in a life time opportunity to interact with micro and massive sea creatures not seen during the day.