Diving Roots Red Sea Part Three – Night Diving (Watch Video)


No dive trip to Roots Red Sea is complete with at least a couple of night dives on the house reef. We’d even go as far as saying that Roots is the BEST place we have ever experienced a night dive! They never fail to impress, from the many stargazers hiding beneath the sand to the most unique and cool Flash Eye Fish/Flashlight Fish (Anomalopidae) that require you to head out to the wall on the south reef, sit on the sandy bottom and turn all your lights out. Yes that’s right, you are in total darkness. A few moments later, you spot several lights flashing against the wall, moving along in the water column. One of the most crazy things to see, especially the first time you experience it!

The sandy floor is littered with spanish dancers, sleeping turtles, hunting crabs and even a few sleeping parrot fish – I mean what’s not to like!?

And of course, the best thing about the Tuesday night dive is the beach fire with BBQ – laying round the fire, gazing at the universe, has that magical feel that instantly transports you away to another dimension…

Want to find out more?
Check out the feature on Roots Red Sea in the FREE Spring issue of Dive Travel Adventures today!

For more from Richard and Hayley visit www.blackmantaphotography.com.

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens is a keen underwater videographer and half of the team at Black Manta Photography with his partner Hayley. He is a qualified TEC50 and sidemount diver who has been diving for nearly 15 years with hundreds of dives in varied locations around the world. A keen marine conservationist, with a passion for large pelagic marine animals, Richard has studied marine biology and spent time studying the ecology of sharks. Richard also has a huge ‘lust for rust’ and a burning desire to delve into the world of cave diving. Armed with his camera, his aim is to inspire others to witness the marvels in our beautiful oceans for themselves.

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