This was the first time I did a night dive at Old Garden Beach. The sandy beaches are generally good or even better (in my view) for night dives so we saw no reason to try it out. Also it was close to low tide, so rocky entry/exit at the favorite night dive site, Folly Cove, was not very inviting.
Despite the low tide, we still had a long swim to the reef and the swim was mostly devoid of life other than bazillion hermit crabs running around causing a chaotic image on the sand. There were few flounders here and there, windowpane and winter flounders, to be specific.
We spent maybe around 15 min on the reef. It really felt weird, I never do night dives on a reef. It is spookier because the large rock formations touching the skirts of your light in your peripheral vision and with a touch of paranoia it gets little scary.
We did not observe much life but a baby tomcod, the last nudi of the season, and a beautiful shrimp, I love myself a pretty shrimp. Because of buddy drysuit malfunction we headed back to the shore, again over a most deserted sand.
#424: 25ft, 58min, 58F