Snorkelling at night

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  1. caddy

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    I was just wondering who has ever been snorkelling at night before? Im going tonight, i just wanna see what happens when the sun goes down and to see all the little critters.
     
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    enjoy, scary, but nice
     
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    Sounds hectic...ushaka's open in the evening for the less courageous and lazy, like me!
     
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    I'm also amped to try... I need to get a waterproof torch though first.
     
  6. caddy

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    i wanna just jump into the warner beach rock pool first just to see what comes out at night and get used to the eary feeling first. Speak to Dillon from the lifesaving club that works with lloyd we can all meet up and go.
     
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    I picked this one up today
     
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    It is quite scary at night. Just wait for something to touch your bare leg while you're swimming and let the freak-outs commence.:lol: And just a warning, you're not allowed to collect fish at night ;)
     
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    We clearly just going to check things out.
     
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    Ya I know both of them! kieeeeef! How about the next full moon? Warners or maybe even treasure/reunion beach?
     
  11. caddy

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  12. Lord_Blackadder

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    You'll probably see some cool stuff. Most likely a lot of cowries and nudibranchs as well as nocturnal fish like cardinals, lionfish and eels.

    Good torch by the way. I've got the same one. I use it while snorkelling during the day to check out deep holes.
     
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    No need to be snappy. It was just a reminder
     
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    No prob. The torch works like a bomb. We did see cowries, eels, urchins. No nudibrances. A lot of funny worms and little mysid shrimp and other little critters. Was pritty cool. I had a little juvenile Butterfly fish in the palm of my hands :thumbup: and some crustaceans you dont see during the day. I need to get an underwater camera now.
     
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    We used to dive the old Durban North Pier at night. Caught some nice big butterflies that way.
    Annoying part was getting hooked by the fishermen on the pier.

    Scary part was that strange doom dooom dooom sound you would hear when down at about 6m:p
     
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    Diving isipingo tonight. I think ill be safer in the water their then on the beach :thumbup:
     
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    Make sure your backup torch works...
     
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    Yeah so amped! Can't wait!
     
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    Saw some of the usual fish, but was much easier to see shrimp with their eyes glowing!
    Had my BC on the boat today. So when the fishing was slow, decided to have a quick dive on a shallowish reef off toti.... Managed to get 7 Lysmata amboinensis (skunk cleaner shrimp) and 3 Rhync hocienetes uritai (camel shrimp) and I wasn't even trying!!!
     
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    Does collecting mysis count as "fish collection" at night. I am utterly amazed at the laws and why some even exist. Totally amazed that breeding mysis would be Aqua- culturing but surely brine shrimp should then fall under the same law.


    Just asking out of interest;)
     
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