This was a night dive off a house reef but this time without bright lights from a jetty. It became a difficult dive when my dive torch failed (the seal seemed to fail and it let in water) and also when my buddy disappeared and I then had to join a different group, one of whom (towards the end of the dive) lent me their spare torch.
Never-the-less, it became a good long 60min dive with a great small squid plus a turtle and my flashing strobe was invaluable on the surface.
Here is a turtle hiding in a cave / under a ridge.
It felt disturbed by our presence and headed out into the blue followed by torches for some distance.
There were the usual corals
and a group of small squid
which appeared rather beautiful when illuminated from below.
You could see them pulsate as they propelled themselves along.
This was a 60 minute dive, slightly taxing because my Buddy was not there when needed but it was easy to join up with another group – moral of the lesson: get a new Buddy and buy a second torch to take when night diving (although I did have my Strobe with me for use on the surface).