Multi-Color Night Dive - 1 Tank Boat Dive - Tuesday and Thursday
One-Tank Night Dive on a shallow coral reef using special Multi-Color flashlights with Ultra Violet, Red night vision and Warm White color options that is changable during your dive. Unlimited bottom time for you to enjoy the psychedelic colors. Back on board enjoy 'apres-dive' hot chocolate and fresh baked muffins.
An original and exclusive one-tank night dive offered by Ocean Frontiers. Using special UV (Ultra Violet) dive lights, our divers are able to see the coral reef like they have never seen before. Particular marine life and corals that are abundant inside the East End lagoon can be observed in ways that words can not describe. This magical experience is a must see for all scuba divers. Ocean Frontiers was the first dive shop in the Cayman Islands to offer UV night dives.
Fluorescence is the capability of some substances to change the wavelength of the light they receive. Instead of just reflecting light, the substance changes the wavelength of the light before emitting light in a new wavelength. The most spectacular case of fluorescence happens when the received light is almost invisible, like ultraviolet, and is transformed to a totally different wavelength, like green.
In underwater organisms the cause of fluorescence is a protein named GFP Green Fluorescence Protein, present in some coral, anemones, shrimp… The same coral colony may have the GFP in only some parts. Underwater fluorescence was discovered in the 50's. David Doubilet first photographed it in the wild for National Geographic in 1997 using huge, surface powered lights.
Boat Trip, Air Tank, Guide, Towel, Drinking Water, Lead Weights, Belt, Multi-Color LED Flashlights, Muffins and Hot Chocolate provided. Unlimited bottom time.
Other rental gear: BCD, Fins, Mask, Wetsuit, Regulator, Instruments, Dive Computer, Nitrox tanks, Camera.
Transportation to and from your hotel to the departure point in East End is not included. You will need a rental car or taxi if you are not staying in the East End district.
Gratuities Not Included
Ocean Frontiers dive shop offers scheduled Night Dives on Tuesday and Thursday every week and on full moon nights throughout the year. The Multi-Color Night Dive is another signature trip offered by Ocean Frontiers, and another first in Cayman, that clearly demonstrates our dive shop's commitment to innovation and willingness to listen to our customers to discover new and interesting ways to explore our coral reefs.
Night diving is something all divers should try. If you haven't logged one yet, then our night dives are not to be missed. In particular, some of the most interesting marine life only comes out a night. Observe the nocturnal reef critters go about their business under the cover of darkness. Our night dives are very easy with a maximum depth of 25ft and at a sheltered site inside the lagoon where it is always calm without any surge or current.
The Night Dives depart from Ocean Frontiers' dock at Compass Point Dive Resort in East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Departure time is based on sunset time and is typically between 5:30pm and 6:30pm depending on the time of year / season.
Full Moon Night Diving
If you happen to be in Cayman during a Full Moon, try our Full Moon Night Dive. Once a month our dive schedule will be adjusted that week to fit in with the moon to offer this amazing night diving experience.
Ask us about our Coral Spawning dives every year in September.