Diving in the dark

Diving in the dark

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A must see for every diver: the nocturnal marine creatures in Hawaii or in the Maledives!

WHAT YOU NEED:

A waterproof and pressure- resistant LED or halogen diving lamp.

BEAR IN MIND:

First, never dive alone! Second, only choose a diving area you know personally. Third, don’t dive deeper than 20m.

LOOK OUT FOR:

A lot of marine creatures are nocturnal, so you see different fish compared with those you’d see by day. Colours appear more intense due to the artificial lamp light.

WHERE YOU SHOULD DIVE:

Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, where the manta rays are up to 9m long. Or there’s Maaya Thila in the Maldives, with its whitetip sharks, turtles, octopuses, moray eels, and cleaner shrimps.

Diving in the dark

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR AFTERWARDS? 

Buddho Banana

© Fotostudio Eisenhut & Mayer

COCKTAIL: BUDDHO BANANA

Brent Perremore, head bartender at Asoka in Cape Town and one of South Africa’s top mixologists, makes one of those thirst- quenching drinks that goes down far too easily.

The Buddho Banana is sweet with a vodka kick, designed for lazy afternoons when moving around isn’t much of an option.

INGREDIENTS:

- Half a banana

- 6 strawberries

- 8 mint leaves

- 25ml honey

- 37.5ml Absolut vodka

- 100ml lychee juice

- 25ml vanilla syrup

- Optional garnish: half a strawberry

METHOD:

Mash the fruit and mint with a spoon; tip in the honey and the liquids; mix well. Pour through a fine sieve into a glass filled with ice cubes. Top with crushed ice. Garnish if you will.

TAKE THESE WORDS INTO THE NIGHT…

“Night, when words fade and things come alive”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Aviator
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