Over The Wall At Night
- One or two people
- running time: 15 minutes
- maximum depth: 185 feet
- in water time: 20 minutes
- multi-level profile
** Note: This site must be dived first in the daytime, either as an early morning dive the same day, or with the regular dive boat the previous day.
For this dive, we will tie up to a permanent mooring line at the edge of the wall. With our dive lights on, we will descend down to the top of the wall at 70 feet. We will then follow a guide line to a 25 foot long by 5 foot wide ledge at 185 feet deep. Once on the ledge, facing the Tongue of the Ocean, we will turn our lights off and the real light show begins!
The bioluminescence at this depth is truly spectacular; everything sparkles. Your exhaust bubbles will create glowing, glittering balls of light which will roll up the wall above you. At the end of our times on the ledge, we ascend up the line with our lights still off. Your buddy will look like a human sparkler. Once back on top of the reef, with lights now on, there is an enormous amount of marine life to see like lobsters, basket starts, shrimp, gobies, sleeping parrot fish and sometimes eels.
At the end of our time on the reef, we will ascend up the anchor line with our lights off again. The line will look like a glowing snake. At 15 feet for our safety stop, we will cut a cylume stick and spread it out in the water; it will seems as if you are flying through a galaxy.
A light show you will never forget!