Let’s Shed Some Light on a Question
There is certain equipment in the scuba category that is necessary for any diver to have, maybe a few extras. Over the years, you know what you need and you collect assorted items for different conditions. There are masks, snorkels, fins, etc. If it is icy cold water, you may want a wet suit as well but in Mexico this isn’t much of an issue. It pertains to trips we take as a group to test other climates and picturesque fish-laden locations.
Any diver worthy of the name also has a group of flashlights in different sizes. Without it, the sea and plant life you are among are not bright. If you use a camera with a flash, you can get some good photos good enough to post on Facebook or Instagram. But if you are just exploring about, you want to light your way and also to bring to life whatever interesting creatures you might see. Get a durable long-life battery operated flashlight small enough to do the job so it is lightweight and compact. If you want a broad reach of the light, try different models. The joy of diving is revealed more fully when you carry a waterproof diving flashlight like these.
Despite diving near the same reef, sea life is not uniform and each time is a new adventure. It is by no means routine. You look forward to discoveries each morning and it keeps you going. You share what you find with your companion divers and sometimes we form a group when something really beautiful is at hand. Life in Akumal on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is glorious indeed. It is a charming tourist town and we enjoy guiding visitors to the wonders of the deep. Some people are expert divers and some are new at the sport. We divide people into assorted groups and assign a guide as a leader. We check their equipment to make sure it is functioning and we are off on a boat.
Spread the word if you can. This is a virtual Mecca for divers. Sure, there are other spots but they tend to be more crowded and dozens and dozens of boats populate the water. There is something special about being alone under the water as you maneuver yourself about in search of photo ops. You feel a certain pleasurable isolation and imagine yourself as a creature of the deep in search of small prey. Of course, you don’t want to imagine yourself as prey but only as safe and secure. I like the time by myself to think and ponder and to glory in new discoveries. Each and every day is an opportunity to encounter the miracles of nature. For me, nature is sea life in any form. I am not as happy on dry land. A day off of diving is not a vacation day.