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Why we dive

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by BoundForElsewhere, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
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  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    Post too complex for the modern diver
    sdm
     
  3. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oakland, CA
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    For me, its mostly about critters. If I knew a dive wouldn't have at least some life, even at least inanimate life, I probably wouldn't do the dive (unless maybe a wreck).

    Increasingly, this is also becoming a reason. I am a worrier. No matter what I'm doing, I find I am often worrying about work, finances, loved ones' health, whatever. My mind will just go there.

    Except underwater. When I'm underwater, I am completely in the moment.
     
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  4. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: California
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    Thought about it for years.
    But between flying and skydiving I couldn't get a 24hr surface interval after.

    Don't jump much now, so did a Discover Scuba and enjoyed it so much I jumped in with the Scuba course and my long time girlfriend as dive buddy.
     
  5. Foothills

    Foothills Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Alberta
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    A lot of my local dives are looking at mud, the odd rock or stick - and by all accounts (even my own) pretty damn boring - but if I am not getting out diving I get twitchy.

    It's my thing. I can't explain it. I can't be bothered to analyze it. That might ruin it.
     
  6. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
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    It's beautiful to be underwater. It's peaceful. And it's a calm and serene environment both mentally and physically as one can let go.
     
  7. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
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    I dive for the peace. I have ADHD and no matter where I am or what I am doing I struggle to truly love in the moment. What I need to do for business, what is next on the schedule, where I am on current project, what are the guys doing tomorrow, what's for dinner, all run rampant through my head at the speed of light constantly. When I dive it ALL fades away, all that exists is the here and now. It is as close to meditation as I will ever get.

    I dive because I am always curious. I love the unknown, it has pushed to spelunk, whitewater kayak and raft, skydive, hike, hunt and many other adventures. Diving allows me so many avenues to explore, so many sub categories to educate myself on.

    I dive to grow closer to my son. We did our first DSD together and I was hooked. He likes to dive, I love to dive. We get to experience things most people never see, and I get to do it with my teenage son. This makes my soul smile more than I can describe.

    I dive as an excuse to appease the wanderlust of my soul. I love to explore, love to travel, love to go new places and meet new people. What better excuse to visit amazing and beautiful tropical locations, than to dive.

    I dive to challenge myself. There are always new gear configurations, limits, procedures etc. I can educate myself or take classes. I can learn from those who came before me. I can read about on my own time. I can practice when life allows. I can grow, both from a diving perspective and a personal one.

    I dive because I love to. It brings me peace
     
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  8. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    I dive to stop language........in a structuralist sense.
     
  9. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    I've got a bit more to look at here in NS but I agree. Don't analyze it and ruin it.
     
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  10. dlofting

    dlofting DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I like fish
     
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