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First Dive of the Season

So for those that don't know, my son and I are scuba divers and do a lot of diving in the Wisconsin and Illinois area. The scuba diving season here is basically from the beginning of May till October.

So today was our first time to get out and dive for this season. It was a petty nice day today the air temperature was about 70 F (21 C). The water on the other hand was a bit chilly at 55 F (12 C). We handled it for about 35 minutes and called the dive off, we got a little cold. We still enjoyed it though, as we always do.

We seen quite a few fish along the way and this one snail making his way along the bottom. This is the first time I noticed a snail in this place that we were diving. We have dived there many time and I never see one before. That is one of the things I love about diving, We always see something new that we never seen before. I know the photo is not great but hopefully you can see him.

Sometimes in life you really need to slow down and look around, you never know what you are missing. Scuba has taught me that if we just relax and slow down, you can see some amazing things and get so much more enjoyment out of the things you are experiencing. Don't miss out on the world around you.


Image Credit » Photo taken by me.

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MegL wrote on May 28, 2017, 4:20 AM

That water temperature would be a bit chilly for me too but it's great to get out and get a bit of your favorite sport!

Bensen32 wrote on May 28, 2017, 8:17 AM

Yes, was good to get back in the water and of course it's always good to spend time with my son.

Kasman wrote on May 28, 2017, 11:10 AM

I go hiking for the same reasons as you go diving - not missing out on the world! I have seen some amazing scenery and no doubt you also have. If you open the image in a new tab the snail is clearly visible, if a bit blurred, but I don't suppose taking photos underwater is easy. Do you use a special camera?

VinceSummers wrote on May 28, 2017, 6:53 PM

I'm not much of a water buff. My great-grandfather drowned in his early 30s.

Bensen32 wrote on May 29, 2017, 12:28 AM

It's a normal point and shoot type camera but with a water proof housing. It's just a old cheap camera is all. the problem with getting a better set up is a good camera, housing and lighting would set me back in the area of $1000 (US). That's not something at this point I am willing to spend.

Bensen32 wrote on May 29, 2017, 12:29 AM

Oh, sorry to hear that....Yea you need to be comfortable in the water to scuba dive.

Kasman wrote on May 29, 2017, 1:40 PM

I get it. I am the same in that I like to take photos but aren't really interested in photography so I'm not willing to spend too much either. My current camera is a bridge camera which is adequate for the type of pics I take.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 29, 2017, 5:56 PM

I used to enjoy that old t.v. show Sea Hunt. I think it takes real guts to go down in a scuba diving suit and I think it is brave of you to do so. I enjoyed the pic. I bet you get a lot of enjoyment out of this. But I am one who prefers to look at the waters from above, lol

Bensen32 wrote on May 30, 2017, 8:09 AM

It is great fun, you don't know what your missing :)