If you think the reef is cool by day,
just wait til you see it by night.
We schedule night dives on our house reef, Pierbaai Reef on request, with a minimum of 4 divers. The reef is particularly stunning at night and definitely worth checking out – especially as you’ll have already seen it by day, too.
The sun sets at different times throughout the year, but we aim to be running the briefing as the sun is going down (between around 6.15 to 7.00pm), so we’re entering the water as the sky sets itself on fire…
It’ll be dark within minutes of you descending, although the light from the stars and moon creates a beautiful, soft light. The ocean is usually dead, flat calm. And quiet. Perfectly quiet…
Check out the open coral polyps, the sleeping parrot fish and all the cool marine creatures that only come out at night. But no stealing octopus or lobster for dinner!
Once we’re done (around 8 / 8.45pm or so) it’s time for a cold beer or hot chocolate whilst your dive gear drips dry. Then perhaps a fish supper at the local restaurant on the beach? And repeat all the above the following night?