UV Night Diving
FLUORESCENT NIGHT DIVING – A DIVE CHANGING EXPERIENCE!
If a normal night dive isn’t worth missing happy hour anymore for you, try this! Even the most seasoned divers respond with amazement to their first fluorescent night dive. The reef simply looks like another world. Terms often used to describe the experience are;
“Extraterrestrial”, “Disco diving” and “a different dimension”.
Fluorescence is a completely passive phenomena that occurs in some aquatic creatures. It costs them no energy, and the evolutionary purpose of the reaction is still not fully understood by scientists. What is known is that some aquatic animals and corals simply glow when a specific wavelength of light is shone on them, while others look no different than they do on a normal night dive.
The blue light used in fluorescent night diving is not a blacklight. The blacklight would work, but due to the physical properties of water, the specific wavelength of our blue lights has better results.
For the absolute best results, we only use the best equipment available on the market. A lot of research has gone into the equipment we use to get the perfect wavelength of light for optimal excitation of the coral.
Some creatures to look for on fluorescent night dives are:
- Brain and Star corals
- Mustard corals
- Sand Divers
- Fire worms