Being a scuba diver is awesome. You breathe underwater, identify fish and experience weightlessness on every vacation. You have designated yourself as an ocean activist, and you’re well on your way to achieving Master Scuba Diver. Being the scuba diver in your group of friends is a big responsibility, but you handle it with grace and ease.
Did you know that as a scuba diver, you’ve developed skills that also make you rule at life? It’s true!
Here are six areas where divers rule because of their savvy scuba skills:
#1 – You know how to go with the flow literally and figuratively
The resistance of water forces us to slow everything down.
Divers rule because we know: Life doesn’t always go the way we want it to, when that happens act slowly and deliberately and don’t fight forces of nature.
#2 – You’re better at communicating
Whether it’s with hand signals or flashlights, we are constantly checking in with a buddy. The more you dive the more you learn how to identify a diver in distress.
Divers rule because we know: Communication is important to any relationship. Divers know the importance of checking-in to let your partner know you’re OK.
#3 – You’re brave
Breathing underwater is an unnatural act for humans. After proper training you learn to trust your equipment and your instructor.
Divers rule because we know: A new experience once thought to be scary isn’t so bad after education and practice.
#4 – You know how to prioritize
Three outfits for a 7-day trip? No problem. Equipment that gives you a memorable experience takes precedence over looking good.
Divers rule because we know: Happiness means prioritizing experiences. Making memories that last a lifetime is far more important that superficial stuff.
#5 -You know how to get things done
Every diver knows to begin their dive against the current.
Divers rule because we know: Getting the hard part out of the way first will mean having the time and space to relax later.
#6 – You learn to play well with others
Scuba divers bond together by their shared experience. The scuba diving community creates a sense of camaraderie.
Divers rule because we know: Everyone wants to be part of a community. Divers have a way to bond with others outside of family and work.
If all this has you wanting to hang out with other divers, check out the diver community on ScubaEarth – it’s free to register and you’ll get access to connect with your buddies, save your gear, view your certifications, search for destinations and critters and more!