No Such Thing as a Boring Dive
by, July 25th, 2011 at 10:32 AM (787 Views)
I read in a post over in the forums that one very experienced and enthusiastic diver has had some "boring " dives lately, in that they presented no new terrain or things to see or do, just the same old stuff. To be perfectly honest, some dives are more exciting than others, and even for those of us who get to the salt water only 2 or 3 times a year, some dives can seem ordinary. May I suggest that when you are at a sight where you thing there is nothing new, single out an animal or tow, and watch their behavior for a time. I started doing this after hearing a talk by the DeLoach's on reef fish behavior, and it's like I found a whole new world. Now no dive is boring. Some are more exciting than others, but all are fascinating to me. Most of the photos or video I take now are of "ordinary" fish doing extraordinary (to me) things, from breeding to fighting to hunting or fleeing, or in interesting "poses." Move less, look more, and I am confident you will be less bored.