There are many different people, backgrounds and lifestyles that make up the diving community. Open circuit divers vs rebreather divers, year-round divers vs warm-water divers, tech gear vs travel gear, snorkel vs air-mcdoodle….
All of these differences are a topic for conversation between us. The why’s and the how’s and the where’s are all points of perspective that show our history of how we got to where we are in this great underwater adventure. The dive boat is a meeting place for different stories and lineages of what we do. It is where we all come together with our past and spend time doing what we love. Diving!
The World Would Be A Better Place With More Scuba Divers article that we chose for last week’s episode shares the influence and emotional connections that we all have in ourselves to make up this wonderful community. A group of divers, regardless of level and equipment configuration, will all surface from the same dive and celebrate life in a way a non-diver will not know.
As scuba divers we have a bond that we share with others like us. The stories we tell our friends and families or anyone who will listen illustrate the influence the underwater world has had on us and what we mean when we say we are enjoying life.