15 Struggles Only A Diver Will Understand
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Being a diver is great. You get to experience the underwater world, explore 70% of the world inaccessible to most, have encounters with incredible marine life and (most importantly) you get to breathe underwater!
As with all things though, there’s a price to pay for getting to experience something so awesome. Here are 15 times when the #DiverLife struggle is just too real.
- Trying to put on your wetsuit for dive number two. We admit putting on skinny jeans after a big meal might come close, but nothing will quite compare!
- Being surrounded by water and trying to resist the desperate urge to pee.
- Giving in and finally accepting that you’re going to spend the rest of your dive(s) covered in pee – come on, you know you’ve been there at least once.
- Having no space on your clothes line because it’s full of dive gear. (Who needs clean clothes anyway?)
- Having WAY more luggage than your non-diving travel companion,
- OR sacrificing everyday clothes to fit your dive gear in your luggage.
- Thumbs up,’ not being a good sign.
- Not being able to remember the last time you used your bath for anything other than to rinse your gear.
- Your Facebook friends no longer recognizing you without your mask (or at the very least without a serious mask tan)
- Preferring to have sharks as company, rather than people.
- Giving the OK sign at a bar and accidentally ordering three drinks…
- Actually missing the smell of neoprene.
- Trying to change the family holiday destination so you can get some dives in (bonus points for trying to do it without the non-divers realizing).
- A flooded mask from smiling too much, but being unable to stop smiling.
- Trying to resist the urge to jump in the water when someone yells, “shark!”
Can you relate to any of these or have you experienced other struggles that come with?