Discover the lush vibrant colours of the ocean by night with a night dive at Constance Moofushi or Halaveli in the Maldives.
Experienced divers and beginners alike will be amazed by the differences visible on a night dive from those taken during the day.
What you see diving at night
Although some divers may initially feel nervous about the unfamiliarity and limited visibility of a night dive, these worries are quickly replaced by the exhilaration of discovering an entirely new nocturnal world.
The ocean at night is a riot of colour with many of the corals opening up after dark and becoming more vibrant. Many fish also feel safer coming out to eat at night so there is always a wide variety including some you won’t see during the day like the moray eel and octopus.
Some fish even change colour at night. Other fish sleep and you can see them nestled into their sea-floor or coral beds. It’s not unusual to see a reef shark lying quietly on the bottom of the ocean.Trigone, photo copyright Marco Care
A highlight of any night dive is the moment when the dive lights are turned out and divers are able to see the phosphorescent plankton light up the water like ocean fireworks. A treat which will inspire awe in even the most experienced divers.
Where to night dive at Constance Halaveli
Night dives are held in relatively shallow waters where the reef top is no deeper than five metres making for a safe, enjoyable exploration.
Favourite sites for night diving at Halaveli include Bathala House Reef, Bodu Thila and Ellaidhoo Thila.
Find out more
- Visit our websites to find out more about diving at Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli
- Read PADI’s tips on night diving
- Discover why Scuba diving magazine recommends night diving