Scuba diving: Exploring the depths of the earth

scuba diving

One of my favourite means of adventure is diving. I love scuba diving! I first experienced scuba diving through my swimming instructor when I was a little girl. Every since then, its has been permanently added to my wish list of adventures to be had. Scuba diving allows you to see beautiful sites that the ocean has to offer. Gorgeous coral reefs with an array of marine life, sunken ships, cities, caves and cavern.

Scuba diving opens up a gateway to a world we could never see without our gear. A world where the water is dominate and the sea life is free. Imagine colorful coral reefs inhabited by all sorts of marine animals. Did you know that SCUBA ┬ástands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus? That’s something I didn’t until now.

I grew up watching and reading National Geographic channel and magazine. While I’ve never been interested in pursuing a career in sciences and ocean studies, I would dream of joining the divers on each adventure as they explore reefs and sea life in various conditions.

This coming from a girl who used to be so afraid of swimming in the deep end of the pool. I was convinced that jaws lived there. It didn’t help when I was screaming “didn’t you see Deep Blue Sea” at my instructor. Luckily, I had an amazing teacher who helped me form a relationship with the water before letting me jump in. Now I’m head over heels in love with it.

I have planned so many trips in my mind that involves diving. Now my plans are finally coming into fruition because I’m working on becoming scuba certified. I’ve decided to think about some of the places I would like to dive and what I hope to see. These adventures will pretty much take me across the world.

Diving in the Red Sea off Egypt

When it comes to diving sites, there’s alot to choose from. Each diving sites has something special about it, they’re all a little bit or extremely different. I decided to come up with a list of what I’d like to see on these adventure. Consider this as an continuation of my travel wish list, that just keeps growing.

  • Beautiful colorful coral reefs– Especially renowned ones such as the Great Barrier’s Reef in Australia. All reefs are different but all beautiful in it’s own way.

  • A variety of marine life– including turtles, dolphins, whales, other fish and even sharks (shivers as I wrote that)
The unnamed yacht in the Red sea
  • Sunken ships– wrecks can found all around the world. It’s a bittersweet thing about exploring it. Thinking about those who were hurt, who may or may not have survived it. Each wreck has an interesting tale to tell.
Diver exploring an underwater cave
  • Underwater caves and caverns– imagine diving down to a small chamber that opens up to a cave hidden from the world.
World’s largest underwater sculpture in the Bahamas
  • Underwater sculptures– for example the Ocean Atlas in the Bahamas
Diving under Icebergs in Greenland
  • Diving near Icebergs– I’ve never really thought about the possibility of exploring icebergs underwater. But I thought it was an interesting way to see them.

These are a few example of different diving sites and conditions. Each has similarities and differences that make it a unique places. With careful research and planning, you’ll be able to plan your dream diving trip to your dream destination.

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