A few nights after the full moon, male ostracods (tiny marine organisms) create lights from within their bodies to attract the attention of female ostracods.
This magical show, of vertically-progressing light flashes, is only possible to see on a few places on earth. Luckily for our guests, Bonaire is one of them! One of our guests once said: “it’s like looking at a galaxy”, and that might just be the best way to describe this wonderful spectacle.
For doing an Ostracod night dive, we require previous night dive experience and good buoyancy control.
“We just did an Ostracods night dive with VIP Diving. It was a magical experience. Well organised, with a solid briefing and well led. The ostracod experience is possible only a couple of days after full moon, but it is really worth it! Before and after, we did a regular night dive and saw a spotted eagle ray, a lion fish, a moray eel, a scorpion fish and a free running lobster.”