5 Reasons to Try Scuba Diving on Your Next Vacation

5 Reasons to Try Scuba Diving on Your Next Vacation

Everyone’s idea of an adventure is different. Traveling and going on excursions can be the highlight of any trip. But if you’re any kind of a fan of sea life, the ocean, or water in general, scuba diving just might be for you. Why? Because the world of scuba diving can be as involved as you want it to be. This is a sport that can be tailored to fit exactly what you’re looking for. Want a deep sea experience or something with a little more depth? There are programs for that. Perhaps there’s a certain kind of sea animal you’re dying to see? Yes, you’ve guessed it! There are programs for that. Whatever you want out of your scuba diving experiences, you can have, and so much more besides. Sounds too good to be true? It really isn’t! So, the next time you’re near the ocean, maybe you should give scuba diving a try? In this article, we’re sharing the top 5 reasons why. 1. Dolphins, Hammerheads, and Whales, Oh My! We can easily forget what is below the beautiful waters that surround us. We get so fixated on the essentials of survival that we forget how much more there is to explore. But imagine for a second, what it would be like if we could connect with our water mates. Would you like a caged-in experience to see a great white? Or perhaps a free dive and swim in southern Brazil to meet some dolphins is more your cup of tea? Experiencing what’s below allows you to meet creatures that will leave you in awe. The under water world can introduce you to magnificent sea creatures that will remind you of just how small we are, both literally and figuratively. Yes! The underwater schools of sea life that you’ll experience, may just rock your world, in the best way possible. 2. World of Color The colors beneath the ocean floor are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The corals and reefs reflecting off one another will offer you shades of your favorite colors that you didn’t know existed. The structural reefs of calcium carbonate will give you a colony experience that you won’t forget. The marine waters offer many nutrients that keep the reefs alive. And, as long as you’re respectful of them, you can swim in and out of the many nooks, the reefs have to offer. 3. You’ll Get Outside Yourself Sometimes all it takes for us to get outside our heads is to get outside of our routine and comfort zones. Suffering from anxiety or PTSD? Recent studies show that someone suffering from PTSD can experience 80% relief from symptoms through scuba diving. Spinal injuries and...

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How to Scuba Dive With Sharks (& Not Get Eaten)

How to Scuba Dive With Sharks (& Not Get Eaten)

As kids, we all went snorkeling once or twice. Flippers on our feet, life vests, and funny masks kept us safe and near the surface of the water. There were beautiful coral reefs and schools of fish, but that is where the excitement ended. If snorkeling wasn’t thrilling enough for you, what if you could go swimming with top of the food chain predators? Shark diving is definitely a step up from snorkeling in skill and excitement level. But is it safe? In this article, I’ve put together a guide on how to scuba dive with sharks, its safety, and where to do it. Thrill seekers read on! Is Shark Diving Safe? The short answer to this question is yes, generally. As with any other situation that has a chance to be dangerous, your safety can’t be guaranteed. When you are near sharks, especially if you aren’t accompanied by a professional, there is a chance of an attack. But how common is it? Contrary to what Shark Week & online videos may have you believe, sharks are not the man-eating machines that media has made them out to be. You have more chances of being struck by lightening than you do by being bitten by a shark. In 2015, there were only six fatalities from shark attacks. That is less than a .001% chance when you compare the 2015 attacks to the world population. Yearly, sharks bite less than 100 people and most of those people (92 in 2015) survive and live to tell the tale. This data is for unprovoked shark attacks. As you can imagine, a shark will be much more inclined to bite someone who is poking, prodding, or baiting it. If you’re looking at learning how to scuba dive with sharks, make sure the company you use doesn’t use shark baiting methods. How to Scuba Dive with Sharks Now that you know the rarity of shark attacks, hopefully, you’re considering diving with these majestic ocean predators. Before you go under water, there are some things you’ll need to do first. Get Licensed Learning how to scuba dive is not a do it yourself type of thing and you won’t be allowed to dive if you’re not licensed. There are many programs, even in landlocked places, that have scuba diving lessons that can be completed in an intensive weekend or over the course of a month. The local dive center in your area will tell you what options it offers. It’s also an option to get certified while you’re on vacation, but it takes up precious free time.   Pick the Right Spot When planning out how to scuba dive with sharks, you’ll need to pick a location...

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The Amazing Wonders of the GROpener

There’s just something funny about people self-pitching their own stuff. Granted, it’s even funnier when said product absolutely sucks, or said pitchman is absolutely awful at pitching much of anything. But even if the product in question is actually useful, said videos can still be pretty funny — as evidenced above. Now, all funny and making fun of things aside, this is actually a really cool invention. Indeed, it may even be the future of bottle openers or the like. However, it’s just the super-serious way the guy tries to go about selling and demonstrating the product that really got me. Or at least got me laughing. Maybe absolutely no one else at all will find this humorous, but you know what? That’s totally fine. Did you hear me? That’s TOTALLY fine. DO YOU WANT TO FIGHT ABOUT IT? HUH? Sorry, I got a bit too riled up there. Sometimes I go into violent rages. I tend to do that on Wednesday’s, no idea why. I also tend to do it when I see examples of parenting fail in a public place. But yeah, go ahead and watch the video above and feel free to leave comments detailing just how unfunny it actually is in the comments. I can’t wait to scathingly reply to them so let’s get the party...

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Street Fighter II “Best of Church Edition” Starring Benny Hinn

It’s really messed up when you think of how some fraudsters and con men use religion to scam people out of money and whatnot. And it’s even scarier when you see clips of these church services where people are passing out and falling down on top of each other. It almost looks like they’re high and they’re just tweaking out. Naturally, what you do when you have a multitude of these clips is to dub and graphic over them with Street Fighter II music and graphics. And what you have, as we see above, is absolutely, positively hilarious. Really, it’s almost too perfect — as if it was made or acted out specifically for this purpose, isn’t it? It’s crazy. So anywho, simply do yourself a favor and go watch the video above. It really is quite amazing, hilarious and a tad unnerving all at the same time. But in a totally, awesome and hilarious way. If that even makes any...

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The Real Story Behind Ted From How I Met Your Mother’s Kids

There are a lot of differing opinions on the show How I Met Your Mother. Some people think it’s hilarious, while others would rather pry their eyes out with heated daggers than watch another episode of the show. Since the premise resides around the main character, Ted, ultimately telling his kid’s the convoluted story of how he met their mother, well… the above video seems to hit all the right marks and is pretty darn funny. It really has been almost eight years now and Ted has still yet to tell his kids how he’s actually met their mother or who their mother even is. Instead, they get these inane little self-contained tales that are mostly about Barney and never get to the root of the matter whatsoever… it’s like if Definitely Maybe had gone on for one thousand years too long (and let’s face it, that movie went on for several hours too long as it...

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