If your familiar with Cook Island you’ll be well aware of the beauty of its reef and rock formations as well as the diversity of marine life… both big and small. But the ocean operates 24 hours a day, so we are here to show the beauty of Cook Island in it’s darker hours by running a double night dive.
You may feel you know Cook Island well but diving it at night offers a completely different experience that leaves you in awe. It feels like you’re in a different place… The octopus and it’s cousins the squid and cuttlefish will be out and about changing colours as you shine your light. The turtles and rays will be out and about finding their usual meal for the night. The coral polyps open up to feed displaying more colour! Being such an easy site to dive Cook Island is the perfect place for night diving.
Cook Island is home to the green loggerhead turtle, as well as a stunning array of sub-tropical fish, rays, nudibranch, clownfish, gropers, parrot fish, puffer fish, octopus bullseyes and many more. You will also find migratory species of leopard sharks and manta rays in the summer and the grey nurse shark in the winter, and the wobbegongs throughout the year.
The island is essentially be broken up into three different sections, the north, south and the east. There is always a range of sites to choose from because there is always a calm side of the island protected from wind and swell, and each section has its own unique typography and marine life. And if you think the Great Barrier Reef is beautiful, wait until you see the diversity of the coral reef at Cook Island.