Diving at Night with Elmer Cruz


Night dive - spotted nudi Night dive – spotted nudi – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 16:52Creatures come alive at night with more vibrant colors. There are lots of interesting animals to see underwater and their colors come out under the illumination of our flashlights. These photos were taken in Secret Bay, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines during our Holy Week 2013 holiday trip.

Night dive - Egyptian pattern Nudi (not official name but sounds plausible) Night dive – Egyptian pattern Nudi (not official name but sounds plausible) – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 16:54Doing a night dive is a different experience. Aside from seeing creatures that are more active at night, hunting and foraging, the camouflage of the dark gives you that feeling of flying. At times I forget that I am underwater and don’t even mind the mild current as I’m admiring these creatures.

Night dive - sea urchin, too close for comfort Night dive – sea urchin, too close for comfort – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 16:55
Night dive - some tentacly thing :) Night dive – some tentacly thing 🙂 – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 16:57
Night dive - drama of the hydra Night dive – drama of the hydra – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 16:58The drama of each photograph is such a pleasure to see after the dive that even regular creatures like the hydra and sea urchin become beautiful subjects.

Night dive - frog fish, so moriones! Night dive – frog fish, so moriones! – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 16:59I am a fan of the frog fish. They are great at blending with their environment.

Night dive - excited sea cucumber Night dive – excited sea cucumber – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:00
Night dive - octopus, up close and personal Night dive – octopus, up close and personal – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:01
Night dive - tape worm Night dive –  worm – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:02
Night dive - can you see me? Night dive – can you see me? – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:03
Night dive - once u go black u never go back - choserang frog Night dive – once u go black u never go back – choserang frog – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:04
Night dive - shreem Night dive – shreem – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:05
Night dive - this shell-tered existence Night dive – this shell-tered existence – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:06
Night dive - where did it go? Oh well I love the drama! Night dive – where did it go? Oh well I love the drama! – on Apr 03, 2013 @ 17:07Diving at night requires advanced skills and confidence. You need to have reliable flashlights with newly installed batteries per dive and back up lights just in case your main light conks out. A dive master who is familiar with the terrain is also required to ensure you get the best experience and don’t get lost in the process.

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