"I love the anticipation at the beginning of every dive. As I begin to drop below the surface of the water, the only thing I know for sure that is awaiting me is adventure. Every dive is different – EVERY DIVE. You could be diving the same spot, on the same dive site, 500 times & each one would be different. There could be different animals present, or the same animals exhibiting different behaviors. The currents can change creating a mild drift or a ripping ride. The light breaking the waves on the surface can turn yesterday’s drab looking swim over a patch of reef into today’s stunning kaleidoscope of colors.
I love the silence. At no time in my life can I recall getting to spend a totally silent & undisturbed hour with only my own breathing breaking the silence. No cell phones, no TV, no traffic noise, no one talking to you (or at you), & none of the endless cacophony of sounds that makes up our daily routine. Diving is one of the most peaceful & spiritual activities I have ever done, but it is also one of the most exciting.
I love the adventure. I love swimming with a whale shark so huge, it dwarfs a city bus. I love looking into the eyes of a sea turtle & seeing them look back at you. I love stalking the reef or the sand looking for creatures so bizarre they would seem to be aliens from another planet taking their vacation under our seas. I love seeing a sunken shipwreck, a giant Manta Ray, a microscopic pygmy seahorse, or a pod of dolphins racing by as I smile in disbelief."
- Tim B.
Via Why I Love Scuba Diving