To end off our weekend, we decided to go for a night dive at Whytecliff. As winter gets closer, days are getting shorter and shorter. Splashing in just after 5pm is a night dive now.
The first thing I noticed was shrimp everywhere! Whichever direction I pointed my 10 watt HID dive light, beady shrimp eyes glowed back out of the darkness. Large shrimp, too. Some would run away, but some where interested in investigating my hand when I put it near them.
We found the Octopus which we’d spotted on an earlier dive (My first Octo in the wild), and I managed to get a photo of it this time… Sort of. Since he was well hidden, I only got a photo of part of a tentacle.
Note: Whytecliff Park is a Marine Protected area. Fishing is illegal there, and with the high traffic of divers in the area, you will get caught. (On this blog, you won’t hear me mentioning locations of Octo outside of protected areas)
For more photos, click below. I know I took a lot of shrimp, but I didn’t really get any other good shots!