The sun angle is low from November to January and a good dive torch is an important piece of kit for day time diving anyway, …. so why not do an afternoon dive and a night dive! The best life is seen at night and the shorter days at this time of year allow us to set off for our Night Dives early in the evening. With sunset at 5pm in early November and getting earlier by about one minute every evening we are already enjoying very civilised Night Diving times!
Night diving makes us slow down and see amazing colours and details that get skimmed over during the day.
In winter we seem to crave brightness so the vibrant colours and variety of marine life encountered on night dives make even our shore dive a very exciting adventure!
With curious fish and crustaceans swimming up to peer into your camera lens … (instead of other divers!) night diving is a photographers dream.
Dive Light technology is improving all the time, gone are the days of the bulky battery draining objects with their weak output bulbs! Modern torches are less likely to flood and with LED bulbs and Lithium Ion batteries available, they are brighter, whiter and lighter! (in weight). A back up light can be bought for as little as €50… you’ll find it handy for day time dives to look into crevices and under ledges. A primary light doesn’t have to cost a fortune, (although some do!).. But the excellent Archon D22 has a dazzling output of 1000 Lumens and costs just €189! Lots of information on torches here >>
Call us now to book your next Night Dive 09543922
Our next Night diver specialty course is on 7th & 8th November, read more >>