I am an avid scuba diver and was just curious as to who else on here dives, whether it was a one off or a regular thing. Also keen to hear experiences you've had. Best and worst dives? Locations?
I still remember my first dive (or should I say attempted first dive) although I have tried to block it from my memory
I have a mate who is a PADI instructor and we had tried for ages to get shifts etc lined up so that I could go out diving with him. It all finally fell into place and I convinced my wife to come too. She came but has since told me it was only to shut me up
Anyway we got out and both got geared up and into the water where I proceeded to have a panic attack and there was noway in hell I was going underwater
, she ended up going down but it was purely because I got too scared to, she was at the same point as I was panic wise but her competitive streak came out and she wanted to prove that she could do something that I couldn't. I tried again a few weeks later and had no issues at all. It was bizarre!!
Since then we have both done a heap of diving. My most enjoyable dive to date would have to be the HMAS Brisbane off the Sunshine Coast.
Have been to Vanuatu diving a couple of times and will be heading to Tulamben in Bali later this year and trying to also arrange a trip to Rowley Shoals