Diving

Does Wauf dive? I've recently done the discovery experience and I'm completely amazed, even though I saw little stuff and I was submerged for 30 minutes I got really excited and I plan do a full course. I haven't identified all species I saw but I can count at least 5.
It was on the Canary islands btw.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just completed the theory part of my SSI open water course, I'm hype as fuck

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >SSI
      >Not PADI

      ngmi choosing such a trash training organisation. I'd tell you to kys but you'll only end up doing that anyway after your "training"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NTA whats the difference between the 2?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          One is the global leader in dive training, exists longer and has the better proven curriculum. The other is some bitter dudes half arsed attempt to compete with them, gives the courses dumb names to make it appealing to idiots. So like open water advanced is called advanced adventurer is SSI. It's a cheaper education system and quicker but results in poorer trained divers with higher mortality and injuries than PADI. Also they offer gimmicks like the theory material is free online to be accessed by anyone but it's useless without the corresponding physical training.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never dived but due to my autistic tendencies im pretty well versed in caribbean, mediterranean and australasian fish identification

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have the money for equipment but I do live 10 min from the beach so I like to freedive. I've been snorkeling and diving for a short while, wasn't much of an investment since all you need is a mask/snorkel/fins, and it's a great thing to do casually on the weekend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thats nice, I know a guy that free dives too but I am shit at holding my breath. Even then I can only do that stuff on vacactions because Iive in the middle of my country.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can train yourself to hold it longer but honestly even just snorkeling is fun.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I need to get good equipment then the goggles I used kept getting water in when I tried snorkling.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Make sure they're the kind that covers your nose. CressiSub is a good brand that's affordable too.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks for the tip anon

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                When water gets into the type that has a pocket over your nose, an easy way to clear water out of the mask is to push your index finger against the top edge of the mask and hook your thumb under the bottom edge to crack open the seal- while blowing a little air out your nose at the same time.
                Basically, gravity will make the water run to the bottom of the mask and the air will push it out. It can be difficult to get a good mask fit if you have a mustache or a long hawkish nose, but the leakiness should be tolerable with that type of mask.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a new diver, love it but only get to do it once a year as I have to travel. Planned a diving trip in Sharm in Egypt in September but now with all the fucking shark attacks I don't know if I should go

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure that turned out to be just one white tip shark that had something wrong with it and it preyed on humans out of desperation. It's a fantastic diving spot anyways, especially for novices.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know man, what caused the desperation? If it's a lack of prey due to climate change/overfishing then it wouldn't just be one shark

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I meant more like it was sick or injured so couldn't kill it's usual prey. That's how most man-eaters get a taste for eating humans. When they finally got this shark it was the unusual thing about it, generally sharks don't actually eat the humans they "attack" but this one was actually eating the people it killed.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not quite diving, but I bought some snorkeling equipment late last year
    but then I had eye surgery in mid June, which stops me from swimming for the next six months

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bumping with identified fren. Instructor told me they are mostly harmless to humans.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Trained for basic open water as a young teen and went diving in Nassau.
    Definitely a fun experience, but I don't know if the expense is worth it unless you plan to make it a continual hobby.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I did two dives showcasing sharks (one at a cliff where they populate, and one where the sharks were fed), a bit of exploring the outside of some wrecks, and a night dive.
      Got to see skates, lobsters, a loggerhead turtle with a head bigger than mine, and was warned to stop trying to touch the groupers.
      I remember the instructor reminding "everyone" that groupers may look harmless but "while a shark may BITE your hand off, a grouper will TEAR your hand off."

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I understand the rule of thumb is don't bother what you don't know how it will react.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Most animals have some defence against predators, and consider humans predators. It's not uncommon for said defences to be rather painful to the recipient.

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