I’m sure you know all the reasons why the buddy system is so important (you do, right?). But how well do you actually follow it? As your experience grows, it’s likely that you get a bit more (re)lax(ed) when it comes to being a good buddy. That’s completely normal, it happens to the best of us. But that also means that we need to re-evaluate our habits every now and then, and face the truth about what type of dive buddy you really are.
Many divers look at their dive instructor and think that (s)he’s living the dream. Living in paradise, diving every day and getting paid for it. There are certainly many attractive things about working as a dive pro. But if these are the only reasons why you consider 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.
As a dive instructor I’m often asked what I love most about diving. It can be hard to explain why it fascinates me so much, especially to non-divers. And while I don’t believe that diving (like any activity) is for everyone, I do think that everyone should at least give it a try.
Believe it or not, I was never a big fan of the ocean. As much as I enjoyed relaxing on the beach, I would only go into the water if the heat became unbearable. And there was NO way I’d go any further than where my feet could still touch the ground.