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2-Tank Gulf Night Dive
August 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Experience the Gulf at night!
A lot of divers have anxiety about their first night dive but you shouldn’t because it’s some of the most rewarding diving and the coolest wildlife comes out at night! See animals transition from day to night including: turtles, decorator crabs, brittle stars, lobsters, squid, arrow crabs, batfish and octopus. See wildlife come out to chase their pray. See small fish tuck themselves in for the night. In the past, we have even seen sleeping turtles rest their heads. We will start off the evening with a serene twilight dive and the second dive will be in the dark.
We’ll start with a twilight dive and the second dive will be in the dark!
The cost is $175 and includes: charter fee, Divemaster-guided tour and 2 air tanks rentals or fills.
Rental gear can be purchased at the shop prior to the trip including BCDs, wetsuits, weights, lights (video, camera and recreational), regulators and more.
We will go with highly-regarded boat captain TJ Shea, owner and operator of 2Shea Charters for this amazing experience! Their knowledge and highly-equipped boat, makes it possible to do a night dive that can be extremely rare in the Gulf. Our divemasters are very familiar and experienced with the dive sites that we are diving. So, there is no worry of getting lost!
There are only 6 spots available for this trip and it will fill up fast! So, get your deposit in today to hold your spot!
This trip pairs perfectly with an Advanced course or a Night Dive specialty course! For more information, please contact Adventure Outfitters at 813-832-6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See more Night Diving tips below!
Stay close to the group! Your divemaster will keep you on the structure where all of the wildlife is. Stay close to the group. It is easy to spot others by counting lights. Also, it’s a good idea to practice communication with your buddy prior to the dive, as communication can be a little tricky in the dark.
Have an appropriate light and if possible, a backup light. We’ve all been there when technology fails. Make sure you’re prepared, as you won’t be able to spot anything without a light. Also be sure to have an actual dive light that is made for scuba diving. If you’re shooting video or photography, you’ll want a wide-beam light that disperses the light outward, as opposed to a narrow beam that directs the light into a spotlight. Lastly, be sure you attach your light so you don’t lose it and never shine it directly in your buddy’s eyes!
Don’t disturb sleeping wildlife and be respectful to the captain on special boat procedures. This is their space and their time. Let wildlife live in the distance. Be an observer not a participant. Often, boat captains will have special procedures during night dives. So, be sure to ask the captain or operation prior to a night dive on what their special procedures are.