Night dives are both fun and a great way to collect some critters that are hard to get during the day. Everyone carries a flashlight and a backup flashlight. We also all hang glow sticks off of our tanks, so we can identify each other without the use of fin or weight belt color. And, we hang a long glowing green light "saber" off the back of the boat, to ease return at end of the dive.
And per usual, between collecting, I like to see and photograph the wildlife. On this particular night dive I saw a number of spiny lobsters—rarely seen during the day—and a snoozing sea turtle. I thought our GOT turtles were lazy but I guess it's the norm.
The dive was a success. Along with those sightings, we collected some fish that are quite fast, near impossible to catch during the day, including surgeonfishes and porgies.