We started the new year with several Black Water dives in Anilao (Philippines).
Blackwater Diving - diving over the deep sea - offers the diver a completely different universe. Every night the
largest mass migration on earth takes place in vertical direction, from the deep sea to the water surface and back
again. During the diving itself you can see a lot of juvenile fish, which do not always look like their adult relatives.
In supposedly empty salps you can discover tiny larvae, crabs and sometimes even a nautilus.
The many creatures dance in front of the divers and diving lamps, it is a really exciting experience and the variety of species seems boundless. The objects of desire are called: Wunderpus, Long Armed Octopus, Blanket Octopus, Paper Nautilus and Ribbon Fish (there is also a Top Five here). The deep black water highlights the details and colours even more than in conventional night dives.