Places Animal Lovers Should Visit this Year Here is our collection of ocean quotes and scuba diving quotes, from famous sea-lovers and explorers in history.
I can relate to this on so many levels. Once you start scuba diving, there’s no going back. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
We had no idea how much there was to see underwater and how incredible scuba diving is.
Meditating is so much simpler when all you can hear are bubbles. So, so true.
“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths & a great fear of shallow living” Anais Nin. I LOVE Anais Nin.
For the rich, there is therapy. For the rest of us, there is SCUBA DIVING!
Wake up, eat breakfast, dive, morning tea, dive, lunch, sleep, dive, afternoon tea, enjoy a beer with another beautiful sunset, dinner, some small talk about the days diving, and sleep again very stressful.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Remember when sex was safe and diving was dangerous?
SCUBA diving is sensual. To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable. Breathing becomes a rhythmic melody of inhalations and exhalations. The cracks and pops of fish and crustaceans harmonize with the rhythmic chiming of the bubbles as you exhale.
Soon, lungs act as bellows, controlling your buoyancy as you achieve weightlessness. And, as in your dreams, you are flying. Combine these otherworldly stimuli and you surrender completely to the sanctuary of the underwater world.
As a diver you are weightless and can move in all directions. You approach the freedom of a bird as you move in three dimensions in a fluid environment.
We dive not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
Something, most certainly, happens to a diver’s emotions underwater. It is not merely a side effect of the pleasing, vaguely erotic sensation of water pressure on the body. Nor is it alone the peculiar sense of weightlessness, which permits a diver to hang motionless in open water, observing sea life large as whales around him; not the ability of a diver, descending in that condition, to slowly tumble and rotate in all three spatial planes.
It is not the exhilaration from disorientation that comes when one’s point of view starts to lose its “lefts” and “down” and gains instead something else, a unique perception that grows out of the ease of movement in three dimensions.
It is not from the diminishment of gravity to a force little more emphatic than a suggestion. It is not solely exposure to an unfamiliar intensity of life. It is not a state of rapture with the bottomless blue world beneath one’s feet it is some complicated mix of these emotions, together with the constant proximity of real terror.
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders.
He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
What all divers should remember is that SCUBA diving is a fun exploration of life. When you dive, don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and relax. The point of SCUBA diving is not to focus on yourself; it’s to focus on the beauty of the underwater world.
There’s nothing to accomplish on dives.
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
SCUBA diving is not considered a good exercise for aerobic conditioning. If SCUBA divers do everything “right,” by maintaining neutral buoyancy, drifting with currents, and breathing slowly and deeply while underwater, they should expend less energy than when resting on land.
Scuba diving, from the beginning, had an air of dangerous allure.
I love all the unique things you see on each dive. Millions of little aquatic soap operas playing out between all the creatures. Well, it’s not really silent down there, but the roar of bubbles blocks any other sound.
Diving is an investment of time and money but the rewards can be life changing, literally.
Every time you dive, you hope you’ll see something new — some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t.
Scuba diving is very much a black and white world in terms of the laws and rules one must abide by. It comes down to clear-cut physics. If the laws are broken, severe penalties are exacted, including paralysis or even death.
Scuba diving is itself a hazardous sport. To do it without any training is tantamount to playing Russian roulette with a loaded revolver.
Tropical coral reefs are to SCUBA diving what alpine peaks are to backpacking. Reefs are the highlights, the places where equipment manufacturers strut their stuff, and photographers shoot magazine covers.
Most of the problems in scuba diving come from ourselves.