Why do night diving? We all know that any scene in our environment has a different face with the arrival of night. No matter how many times we have seen it during the day or how well-known it may be, darkness allows us to appreciate shapes and colors from very different perspectives than daytime. The sea is no exception, and as well-known as it is an immersion point, if you have not visited it at night, you have not seen it in all its dimensions.
In night diving, darkness allows you to appreciate the colors of the environment as they really are
Oddly enough, the main protagonist of night diving is color. During the day, the focus that illuminates us is the sun, and its white light loses wavelengths (colors) with depth, so we are generally immersed in a blue or green monochrome world. In this chromatic framework, even using the light of a lantern, the colors appear distorted, and we never appreciate their real nature.
However, in night diving, darkness is the perfect companion for your flashlight, and always (the point where you point) the corals, the fish, and all life around will be a display of bright reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows.
It is worth it just to observe the phenomenon of bioluminescence
If you marveled at those science fiction scenes and wanted to visit them, night diving is possible. Night diving introduces you to a world that is completely inaccessible by day, with contrasts that inspire movies: a completely black background and the glow of bioluminescence. In the Tabarca area, the phenomenon can be observed thanks to certain components of plankton, such as Noctiluca, a photoluminescent single-celled organism that emits a bluish light when stirring the water.
Instructions for use: Turn off the light of the flashlight and be immersed in darkness, wave your hand in front of the glasses and enjoy a phenomenon comparable to underwater, northern lights.
Night diving and moonlight
Diving at night with a full moon is one of the best combinations that a diver will ever see. The beauty of night diving is that as soon as it can plunge you into complete darkness, it can surround you with incredible games of contrasts and shadows when the rays of the moon and its polarized light cross the changing surface of the water. It’s amazing how good you can get to see when you turn off the flashlight and get your eyes used to the gloom of the night with a full moon. We suggest that you do the test and check the number of details that you can see without artificial light.
The sensations are incomparable.
And since they are incomparable, describing them here makes no sense. It is when you first decide to get on the boat at sunset, put on your gear, and launch into the unknown when you understand why you have to try night diving. The smile after a night dive will last you hours; it is the biggest side effect of this type of diving.
The main thing about this activity, to be able to fully enjoy it, is to know at all times that you are doing it safely. We are not able to take advantage of experiences if we feel in danger. The characteristics of a night dive differ in many aspects from the daytime ones, and it is necessary to know the techniques and procedures to unwind in the underwater night.