Night Diving with Divine Divers Gili Meno – chose in between normal and UV light
Diving does not end when the sun goes down! On a night dive you are mainly focused on what you can see in the beam of your light. Join us for a night dive and meet the incredible Gili Islands marine life that only comes out at night.
Emerge into a new world and meet a whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See the underwater world from a different perspective. While some fish sleep, other species in the ocean come to life at night! At night, we can observe both different behavior and special nocturnal life marine life.
We also often witness experience bioluminescence. These are tiny plankton type organisms in the water that glow when set in motion. A chemical reaction that takes place inside the plankton causes them to light up when moved. It is a beautiful and fascinating!
Diving in the dark may seem scary at first. It is something many divers start off being very nervous about and end up laughing and loving. Whether you experienced your first night dives already or you are new to night diving, most of the Gili dive sites are great for night diving.
Night dives are available to all certified divers. Should you be new to night diving, check out our options for an Adventure Night Dive or even an advanced course. Or if you’d like to really get to the bottom of things, a Night Diving Specialty might be for you.
Our boats for night dives depart in between 17:00 and 18:00 pm depending on how far we go and if we are planning a twilight dive (to see mandarin fish) or a “normal night dive.
Night Dive Options
Explore the Gilis at nights with our two night dive options:
- A night dive using normal light
- A night dive with UV light
What is UV Night Diving
You think you have seen it all in diving? Even the most experienced divers surface with a sense of WOW because UV night diving, also called fluo diving, is like a hidden gem of the diving world. With just a UV torch and a yellow mask filter, suddenly the underwater world lights up with glow-in-the-dark magic. Often described as “diving in Avatar” the UV light adds a unique twist to your average night dive with “normal light” Corals glow with a spectrum of bright fluorescence and marine life lights up in unexpected colours and places. Fluo diving is best enjoyed with some night dive experience.
Gili Islands Night Diving Highlights
Meno Wall right in front of Divine Divers Gili Meno is a prime spot for night dives. The wall is teeming with a wide variety of crustaceans like coral crabs, sponge crabs and lobsters. You might also find scorpion fish and baby cuttlefish.
Gili Air Harbour
Gili Air Harbour is another gem of a night dive site. We usually go to the dive site at dusk to be able to watch mating mandarin fish. But the harbour is home to an amazing array of special night creatures. Think boxer shrimp, ghostpipefish, longarm octopus, squid and nudibranches.
Another all-time favourite is the Biorocks on Trawangan Slope. Cuttle and lionfish will follow the beam of your light and you will see the shiny eyes of the many shrimp looking at you from their hideouts in their coral homes.
Details (for those who like to know more)
Still in doubt? Or you have more questions? Then please check our FAQ’s for some more details or you simply contact us using your preferred way of communication. You will also find the full (onsite) price list, the cancellation policy and our terms and conditions in the download section.
Continue the Adventure
Night Diving can be extremely rewarding. If you’d like to get the most of your night dives, please check the following options: