From the ancient Greeks to the violent Vikings and even present-day local fishermen: tales about sea monsters have been a part of human culture for as long as we can remember. Back in the days, these tales were largely inspired by a fear of the unknown. Today we know a lot more about these ‘monsters’, but much of the fear remains. Are those fears rational? How scary are these sea monsters really?
Scuba diving, just like any activity with a certain level of risk, has many do’s and don’ts. This list is a combination of things divers tend to ‘forget’ about as their experience grows, and things that may not be so obvious to every diver. Nonetheless, here are 10 things you should never do in scuba diving!
Even if you know nothing about seahorses, they’re pretty loveable. Just look at their curly tails, tiny fins and horse shaped head! While writing an Instagram caption about seahorses, I realized there are so many fascinating facts about this fish (yes, it’s a fish!) that I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to it. So hold your horses, because you’re about to love them even more!
Many divers look at their dive instructor or divemaster and think: “He/she is living the dream! Living in paradise, getting paid to dive every day!” There are certainly many attractive things about working as a dive instructor. But if these are the only reasons why you consider starting a career in diving you may have to think twice, because there’s a lot more to it.
Muck diving. It doesn’t sound very appealing, but it’s more exciting than you may think. The creatures you’ll find on a muck dive are the closest thing to aliens on this planet. But they don’t give themselves away easily! Besides that, muck diving comes with a few challenges. Read all about this underwater treasure hunt, and why I love it so much.
We’re all stuck at home. The reason why sucks, but let’s be honest: there are far worse things than just sitting on your sofa for a while. There are already many lists circulating on the internet with amazing ideas on how to keep yourself busy during quarantine. Here’s my little contribution, specifically for scuba divers or anyone who misses the ocean.
So you’ve decided that you want to become a scuba diver. Congratulations! You’re about to enter a very exciting world, but not one without any risk. Your instructor will have a huge influence on the experience you’ll have during the course, but also long after that. But how do you choose your dive instructor?