why learn to scuba Dive?
Well, I grew up in a nearly landlocked state but lucky for me I had a Grandfather with a huge pool in his backyard and a Father who would talk about Scuba Diving, Surfing & Spearfishing as the happiest, most profound moments in his life. This shaped my young malleable psyche into something that did not quite align with the aspirations of other young people my age and in my school. Try playing football when you're 32 years old, it hurts. Now try scuba diving, markedly less painful and you get to experience a state of existing that you otherwise never would. Did any of you want to become astronauts? It is easier and much more fun and quite a bit less expensive to just become a scuba diver. We know less about our own oceans than we do about outer space. With scuba you can enter a different atmosphere, breathe in it, thrive in it, be weightless in it. You think about nothing in this new environment because so much new information is bombarding you. Your mind starts to clear and you feel better. I have never been able to meditate or clear my mind except when Im scuba diving, freediving, hunting or surfing. I described this to a Doctor and he told me that the reason I can clear my mind during these activities, is that all of those activities force you to focus intensely on the present and ignore the constant bombardment of thoughts and stimuli that we are normally subject to. I have found this to be true. So, give yourself a break from gravity and your land existence and come breathe underwater with us for a little while. I promise you wont be sorry you did.
9/14/2015 01:21:26 pm
Best investment we ever made!! What a blast!!
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Daniel & Mary Valentine
Hello, we are Scuba Instructors. We have been diving and teaching in the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, Hawaii and now back in the Florida Panhandle. I grew up in Georgia and Mary grew up all over the place (military).