The GreyNomads Go Scuba Diving

by Kel Davis

Scuba diving is effectively an ‘out of this world experience’. Being underwater with nature stingrays, turtles, fish, crabs and reef ecosystems is exciting.

As part of our freedom lifestyle, Marisa and I love being underwater with the marine life of the country we visit.

Fiji, Vanuatu, Thailand, Philippines, Solomon Islands and of course Australia’s Moreton islands and the Great Barrier Reef are just some of the diverse places we dive. As advanced divers we share the experience whenever we can on the travels.

Marisa and I have also experienced a dive boat anchor and chain being dropped on us at Moreton Island (with the anchor hitting Marisa’s head). We were both trapped underwater with the chain holding us on the ocean bottom. Thankfully two other divers were nearby to lift the chain from our bodies allowing us to return to the surface. That is one of the most unpleasant experiences I can remember, but grateful for the extra assistance.

Nowadays I prefer the term ‘fair-weather diver’ meaning it has to be in good conditions and with an interesting environment to give maximum enjoyment.

We are both keeping our diving certifications and enjoy visiting clients around the world getting underwater in the process.