or any diver for that matter, should never shine a dive light
directly into anyone else's eyes. Doing so before or during a dive will ruin or reduce
night vision dramatically.
Night diving can
be very productive, especially when searching for lobsters. Divers
should bring at least two Dive lights plus attach a cylume light
or rechargeable glow stick
regulator yoke. This chemical light stick enables
dive teams to stay in contact
with each other
by monitoring the light stick's glow.
to shore can be made relatively easy by leaving a blinking
similar to a road hazard light, on shore before entering the
light then gives divers a distinct point to
navigate back to after their dive.
Believe me, at
night the entire coast could look remarkably similar, and this
light should prevent some long walks back to your entry point.
If boat diving I would
recommend using a dive reel for
navigation. This way its easy to wind yourself back to the dive boat
definitely the best time to catch the nocturnal lobster. These
crustaceans also can be found during the day by
searching through holes that
are found in
jetties and wrecks, etc. A strong, narrow beam dive light is the
best type of light to use when trying to see deep inside these
Divers in search
of dinner often ignore mussels, but they shouldn't be, as they
are very tasty.
Collect mussels from mid-water where they are
constantly by the tide. They will be clean and
tender. Mussels clinging to
poles near the
surface in the sunlight will not be as tender. Mussels picked
from the bottom will be full of sand or mud.
should only be done in clear water. Always make sure you can
see the full distance of your shot. For example, don't use an
eight-foot cord in four-foot visibility, as you could accidentally
hit another diver. To spear a fish,
without making any quick movements, and try for a shot just
the head. If hit in the stomach, the fish could spin off the
if hit in the head, the spear could just bounce