Dive the Blue Heron Bridge after dark. Witness exciting marine creatures emerge after sunset. Experience this enchanting site underneath the nighttime sky — it is truly captivating! That’s why we host FREE night dives at the Blue Heron Bridge every month. Want to go on a night dive here this year? Let’s dive in.
First, sign up online. Be sure to complete the waiver linked in your confirmation email. Then, stop by the shop the evening of your dive. Grab your complimentary parking pass. While you’re here, pick up an underwater flashlight or tank light. Check out any rental gear you may need for the dive.
Remember, Phil Foster State Park closes to divers at sunset. Sign up for FREE 2022 Blue Heron Bridge Night Dives to access the park after dark.
FOLLOW A GUIDE ON YOUR NIGHT DIVE
Private Dive Guides are the best way to make the most out of your night (or day) dive! With local knowledge, they navigate you throughout different areas of each site, pointing out unique wildlife along the way.
Photo Guides are a great option for photographers looking for unique critters underwater. Follow your trusted Photo Dive Guide as they search for hidden marine life gems — from octopuses to seahorses, nudibranchs, and more! Our Photo Pros are perfect guides for all levels, from beginners with point-and-shoot cameras to seasoned photographers hoping to capture that jaw-dropping macro shot.
WHAT YOU NEED
Go through the checklist to make sure you have everything you need before your 2022 Blue Heron Bridge Night Dive. See something on the list you don’t have? Stop by the dive shop to pick up what you are missing!
Divers can bring their own SCUBA gear, or rent a full setup at the shop. Lights are not available for rent, but we have a great selection to purchase. Stop by to pick up a new dive light. Each diver or group must carry a Dive Flag and Float Ball combo. Rent or purchase one from the dive shop.
Every diver must have the following:
- 1 Primary Light (per Diver)
- 1 Tank Light / Glow stick (per Diver)
- We highly recommend a backup light for each diver
- Parking Pass
- Dry Bag for Car Keys (purchase a dry bag at the shop before your dive)
- Full set of SCUBA gear and tank
- Dive Flag / Float Ball Combo
BLUE HERON BRIDGE NIGHT DIVE TIPS
Stop by the shop to pick up a 2022 Blue Heron Bridge Night Dive Tide Chart. Plan your year full of diving at the Blue Heron Bridge!
For the best experience, begin your dive about 45 minutes before high tide. Plan to get out of the water about 30 minutes after the high tide. This is when the current is the lightest and visibility is the best. Talk to your Private Dive Guide or Photo Dive Guide if you would like to try for a longer dive.
Display your parking pass on your dashboard. After the dive, everyone must be out of Phil Foster Park by 10 PM or you may be ticketed.
Click here for more information about diving at the Blue Heron Bridge.