Night Dive at Sharp Island, Hong Kong

It has been a long time since I’ve written anything on this blog. It has really been busy in the last few months, and life has taken me to a whole new direction. This was something that I wasn’t expecting a year ago, but life is always a journey of adventure and how exciting it is!

As I say goodbye to Hong Kong this week, I have had taken some opportunities to do my last dive, last coasteer (more on those on the next post) and seeing as many of my friends that I made in the last six and half years being here.

So last Saturday I went out to Sharp Island, in Sai Kung, Hong Kong for a cheeky night dive before I leave Hong Kong. This was the second night dive I had ever done since I was qualified PADI open water diver. While Sharp Island is a good dive site with some interesting sub-tropical marine life,  for some reasons I wasn’t expecting too much. Maybe I didn’t want to get disappointed?

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Air? Checked; Buoyancy? Checked; Clips? Checked – Wait – got to do a selfie first before we head down

 

The Down Under World

Armed with some torches and a GoPro, we descended down the pitch black water. In no time we hit the sandy seabed and churned up the bottom, making the visibly quite low. It took sometime to orientate ourselves and made sure the buddies were next to us before he got lost.

Guess what happened? My buddy got lost and after awhile we had to surface and had a second attempt!

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OK, it looks like something out of a horror movie. Maybe an alien will come and get you!
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Diver ahead – and all the divers in the group were together

 

A Pleasant Surprise

Before we first descended, I wasn’t expecting too much, but how wrong was I. There were indeed many hidden treasure when you pay attention and look close up at the bottom of the sea. I was as happy as the nemo fish!

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Phil was as happy as a nemo!

 

Apart from the clownfish that one would see normally in the Hong Kong water, we managed to see something more unusual, including pufferfish, eels (lot of adult ones and baby ones too!), crabs and what I believe to be a sea bream.

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A lonely pufferfish (don’t touch in case it stings)!
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A clown fish hiding next to a coral
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A clown fish dancing inside the a soft coral
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The sea cucumber was as cool as a cucumber  (sorry for the pun!) and the eel next to it was not as chilled
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I think this is a sea bream, but I still not able to work out the exact species of it
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This was the first time I saw this fish. I’m not sure what it’s called. Many Nemo would know!

All in all, it was a fun experience, especially considering that this would be the last warm water diving that I will be doing for a while.

#GoodbyeHongKong I’ll miss you

Have you done a dive in Hong Kong? Or have you done a night dive anywhere else in the world? Comment below and tell us your experience!

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda says:

    Great to read a blog from you again. Really interesting reading about the night dive. Safe travels and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Good luck with your new adventure . 😊😊😊

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    1. yhpchung says:

      Not long to go… yey!!!

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  2. No diving for me, but I was glad to come along on yours.

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    1. yhpchung says:

      It was fun though, maybe you can try out diving too!

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      1. I can never get my ears to equalize. They just hurt like hell after 10 ft. down. I’m content to look at your pictures. 🙂

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