Fluoro Diving, never heard of it!
Neither did we, until we read an article of a marine biologist who used blue light for his research. The pictures added to the article were impressive, so we needed to know more about it.
Unfortunately there is still little known about it and also among divers and dive centres there is not much to find. Finally we managed to get all the needed equipment together and we immediately jumped into the water. Our first impression: wow, great, we are going to do this more often! The more Fluoro dives we made, the more we learned about this way of diving, like which corals are fluorescent, which animals get a total new look, the colours, the positive things and the things to keep in mind. Our house reef changed into a playground were you can find us playing around with our new found fantastic blue lights.
This is how a blue light diver looks like.
What to expect?
For the first dive you will get an extensive briefing with a presentation. During the presentation we give you background information about “what is happening”, “why is it happening” and “where is it happening”. Also we provide information for the settings of your camera, but we strongly advise to not take the camera during the first dive.
During the first dive you will mainly notice all the corals. Those are so overwhelming that you will hardly notice any other live. Below are pictures of corals during the daytime and during a Fluoro dive. Hugh difference!
When you continue to make other blue light dives you will discover more and more, animals such as moray eels, lizard fish, but also the tube anemones, shrimps and hermit crabs are fantastic. Slowly our list of fluorescent corals and animals is growing. A few dives ago we found a harlequin ghost pipe fish, beautiful, but also an octopus turns out spectacular.
Below are pictures made during day time and made with a blue light. Want to see more?
Photogallery Fluoro Diving
Hard coral, left with daylight, right with a blue light.
A moray eel with hard coral, left the animal during the day, right during a Fluoro night dive.
A great combination, the shell and the crab both have fluorescent abilities.