Full moon diving and night dives
Do you love to dive at night? Us too, because the colors are awesome and without the diffracted sun rays, every single coral, gorgonians, and other colored fishes, pop up of their natural and highlighted colors when our torch spots them.
But diving during the full moon, a different effect is happening (no, you will not transform yourself into a werewolf) it's all about the light. The light of the moon is different than the sun as weel as a different nocturnal life is getting out too.
Night dives are awesome, but full moon diving is a haven for the night divers.
If you never dove at night, you can alway learn to dive at night in one of our dive centers, and be a certified night scuba-diver to know at least the different signal to do with your torch or lights, because underwater at night your buddy cannot see your hand's signals, so we use a torch for many different signals.
Anyway, you should try to dive during the full moon, it's a magical and unique experience. The light of the full moon gives a surrounding white-blue luminosity, which gives a phantasmagorical effect underwater to your dive buddies and everything else.
A lot of unique marine life get out only during the full moon, and for most of them, the full moon is the only reproduction time, which makes the full moon diving a unique and memorable experience.
New Moon Scuba Diving
New moon is when you cannot see the moon. There is not light reflected by the moon, thus the sea is pitch black!
Sea snails, shells and other molluscs get out when it's pitch black! So if you would like to do stunning macro photos of rare species or colorful wildlife, diving at the new moon is the way to go.
Night dives during a new moon are also best for blackwater photography. Sea snail and shells' specialized photographers prefer to dive during new moon as they got a huge variety of different mollusc species.
Full moon diving calendar
Bellow is the full moon diving calendar for the next two months.
A full moon dive can be done 2 to 3 nights before the calculated calendar and 2 to 3 nights after the full moon.
This 4 to 6 days period is where the particular marine life goes out during the full moon.
|PHASE||PHASE-ID||METRIC DATE / TIME||US READABLE DATE|
|Full Moon||3||2018-10-25 / 00:45:00||October 25, 2018 12:45 AM|
|Last Quarter||4||2018-11-01 / 00:40:00||November 1, 2018 12:40 AM|
|New Moon||1||2018-11-08 / 00:02:00||November 8, 2018 12:02 AM|
|First Quarter||2||2018-11-15 / 22:54:00||November 15, 2018 10:54 PM|
|Full Moon||3||2018-11-23 / 13:39:00||November 23, 2018 01:39 PM|
|Last Quarter||4||2018-11-30 / 08:19:00||November 30, 2018 08:19 AM|
|New Moon||1||2018-12-07 / 15:20:00||December 7, 2018 03:20 PM|
|First Quarter||2||2018-12-15 / 19:49:00||December 15, 2018 07:49 PM|
|Full Moon||3||2018-12-23 / 01:49:00||December 23, 2018 01:49 AM|
|Last Quarter||4||2018-12-29 / 17:34:00||December 29, 2018 05:34 PM|