Nighttime Diving Tips
One of the most unique and exciting parts of visiting Belize Dive Haven is our nighttime diving expedition! Seeing the beauty of the Caribbean sea under the moonlight is something our guests will never forget. If you’ve never been diving at nighttime, the idea can be enticing and a little nerve-wracking, which is why we’ve come up with a few nighttime diving tips to help you feel ready for this incredible experience!
One of our best nighttime diving tips (especially if you’re a beginner) is to stay in shallow water and not leave your comfort zone. The more shallow you are, the more moonlight you’ll have at your disposal. Moonlight works great as a way to situate yourself, and moonlight is a great illuminator that’ll help show the vibrant colours of the creatures and plants in the sea.
When the sun is low in the sky, very little light will permeate the water, meaning a nighttime dive can be done around dusk when there is still a fair amount of sunlight in the sky. Under the sea will become darker sooner, so you don’t have to wait until midnight to explore the sea in the dark. You also get the benefit of putting on your gear in the light, and if you’re lucky you’ll see the shift between the daytime sea creatures going in for the night and the nighttime creatures coming out to play.
Choose A Partner
Always choose a partner to have your back. Although you will be accompanied by expert divemasters on your journey, choosing a friend to keep the focus on can be very beneficial to your safety and your peace of mind. Keeping a close eye on your buddy and vice versa will help ensure that you stay safe and with the group.
Always Listen To Your Divemaster
At Belize Dive Haven, we have a phenomenal team of expert divemasters who will help you accomplish your nighttime dive with fun and safety. The most important nighttime diving tip that we can give you is to always listen to your divemaster to ensure you’re going to have the best dive possible. Our divemasters are here to help you go on incredible adventures while keeping you safe and happy.
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Just 30 miles from Belize City, Belize Dive Haven is located in pristine Turneffe Atoll. Consisting of creeks, lagoons, mangrove islands and cays, the atoll is home to over 500 species of fish, 65 different species of stony corals as well as birds, turtles, manatees and dolphins.
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