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    What is it about diving that you love?

    So... why do you do this?

    what is it about diving that you love?

    the weightlessness... the quiet... the rich diversity of life around you... being able to go to exotic places with a purpose... the fun with friends... the ST forum...?

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    Getting away from traffic...

    LOL

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    Here is an article I wrote a while back that I think explains diving for me.

    One of my favorite pastimes is to go scuba diving. I learned to scuba dive in 1996 receiving my open water certification through “NAUI” later receiving my advanced certification through “PADI” and my nitrox certification through ”SSI”

    The feeling you get when you put on the tanks, strap on your mask, and buckle up your fins just waiting your turn to step off the boat is exciting. Your heart starts pounding with anticipation as you are going over you dive plans in your head. Did I forget anything? You are asking your self as you are rechecking your gear.

    Finally you step off the boat and into the water as your head bobs under the water and back to the surface you turn and signal the boat you are okay and meet up with your buddy. You and your buddy do a final check on yours and his equipment before heading into your dive.
    You slowly descend to the bottom where you come across some of the most colorful reefs you have ever seen. Then out of nowhere you see some beautiful fish that acts like you are in a zoo and swims all around you checking you out trying to figure out what kind of fish you are.

    You realize that you are 60’ under the ocean with 100’ visibility you and your buddy seem to be the only humans in the whole ocean, completely weightless, you realize the worries of the world and every thing that had been bothering you is not even there. You have completely forgotten the whole world you left behind when you dropped into paradise.

    You continue your dive as you and your buddy glide effortlessly over the reefs pointing out all the fish to each other and checking out all the different animals you encounter maybe even seeing a curious shark or two that don’t even act like they notice you.

    Then comes the part of the dive you have dreaded long before you ever got into the water. With great sadness you signal your buddy to slowly head to the surface to return to the world you left behind. Once back on the boat you put up your gear and already start dreaming of the next time you get to know real peace.

    If you have never experienced scuba diving I strongly recommend giving it a try you will be glad you did…

    Writen by: Brent Wilson

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    The clam that comes over me when Im down and nothing else matters except for what is there and my buddy
    "If you can't get wet doing it, it can't be fun"

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    all that stuff.....and it's a challenge, you get to see some things in person many will never see....you get to be close to some incredible animals....it's like going to another planet.....another world

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    the peace, the beauty, the life, weightlessness and feeling like flying.
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    Gosh I love it all.
    If you get confused listen to the music play.
    To much of everything is just enough.

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    the calmness, beauty and surreal feel of the sourrounding

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    The quite , the life below the surface just the beauty of it all
    As long as you can breathe, you're still alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles R View Post
    The clam that comes over me when Im down and nothing else matters except for what is there and my buddy
    The clam that comes over you?

    Kiiiiiinky!
    John Lewis--the PlatypusMan!


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