Becoming a scuba diver is kind of like getting inducted into an elite club. Regardless of race, religion and creed, divers from all walks of life share a camaraderie and common ground from which friendships and conversations have sprung where they normally wouldn’t.
Why? Because divers normally share similar interest in the beauty of nature and . . . let’s face it you need be somewhat brazen to face the risks of breathing through a tube at the bottom of the ocean, lake or river.
Most people find this concept a little scary. Breathing compressed air at most depths means you can’t just come up for air if something goes wrong. Additionally, when you tell a non-diver you scuba dive its common to hear “You’re not scared of sharks?” It’s a common and culturally re-enforced notion that an oversized and unforeseen sea creature will gobble you up when you’re least suspecting.
The list below is not only meant to dispel some common myths and fears around scuba diving but also outline the amazing experiences and thrills that can be enjoyed by this cool hobby.