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Fluorescent Night Dive

Fluorescent night diving is also referred to as fluo diving or glow diving. Fluorescence absorbs high-energy light and re-emits it as low-energy light. This is different from phosphorescence which has the capability to store light and re-emit it over a longer period of time.

When fluorescent night diving, UV flashlights and lens filters for your mask enhance the stunning colors and unbelievable beauty of the underwater world. All of the critters and corals that you swam past earlier will be worth a second look as they glow in hues of pink, green or blue.

Fluorescent Night Diving – it is a Psychedelic Experience!

So if you are you looking for a totally psychedelic and mind blowing experience, then you really need to try a Fluorescent night dive in Curaçao!

Diving with these special “blue” UV dive lights and a yellow mask filter, the corals, some marine creatures and the fish “glow in the dark”, making for a totally different experience than what you were used to on a traditional night dive!

Divers who are comfortable diving at night are encouraged to try fluorescent night diving independently.  Contact our OE Dive Team for recommendations and also for the specialized equipment rental.

Join us each night from 18.30 until around 20.30

This dive is recommended for divers who are already comfortable with night dives. Your guide will go over special considerations during the briefing.

The fluorescent night dive takes place on our house reef and is available on request, with at minimum 2 divers.

Night Diving in Curacao FAQ

Can Open Water Divers night dive? Yes, but proper training will make your first night dive more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to navigate in the dark, where the most interesting creatures hang out, and gain night diving tips from your instructor.

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.

Yes, UV light and mask filter are included.
In the rays of the UV light corals and some of the critters “glow” in the dark, which you can see through the special yellow filter.

Fluorescent Night Diving in Curacao