Bleeding between the sharks
Trip Start Oct 03, 2012
67Trip End Feb 28, 2013
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pick us up haha.
When it turns dark we get ready for our nightdive. Even before entering the water lots of fish and sharks are attracted to the lights from the boat and they swirl around on the surface
wait to see what the ocean is like during nighttime! Daydives are very nice and the sea and it's marine life seem like an easy going boulevard road, but during night everything changes and the ocean turns into a busy highway! The fish that were sleeping at daytime now have turned into active predators hunting for smaller fish while daytime hunters are sleeping now. We're surrounded by lots of fish and sharks. No worries, the sharks are small, only 1 to 1,5 meters. Being under water at nighttime with limited vision feels extremely exciting and is definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done! I can keep on describing how amazing this feels but this
simply is something you have to experience yourselves to fully understand it. So instead I'll describe some of the things I experienced under water during nighttime. Have you ever seen a sleeping turtle? No? Well now I have and that is a funny sight. At one point I shine my light into the distance and I really thought I saw a bigger shark this time.. In a split second the creature is gone. I guess I'll never know. When we reach a part with a sandy bottom, our German dive master wants us to sit down on the sand
After my nightdive I think I deserve a beer, and together with some dive buddies we talk about our experiences. A South-Korean dive master explains us the lyrics of the famous 'Oppan Gangnam Style' song by PSY, which is quite hilarious because the Korean guy hardly speaks english and just tries to explain it with hand signals and the corresponding dance moves.
The next day we get to make another three dives which were very good as well. This has been a very amazing and good experience for me. It allowed me to improve my dive skills, sleep on a boat on the ocean and dive in the dark. Without doubt one of the biggest highlights of my Australia trip!