A friend who has practiced many sports including football at an excellent level started to dive quite late. He told me one day that he had never evolved into a sporting environment where the bonds of friendship was stronger than diving.
But what explains this feeling of friendship in diving?
From the moment we dive to explore the seabed, we discover the importance of the other.
First because the mere fact of immersing asks a buddy who can react in case of problems. With the exception of solo diving, diving is an activity that is practiced at least with one buddy.
Because in addition to ensuring our safety in case of problems, the other will be the only witness of the experience and the emotion that overwhelms us, the buddy or dive companion will quickly become important to us.
Then, diving leads us to share (very) many experiences that allow us to learn to know us better and stronger: to achieve together our training (and share the difficulties and joys), set a time to dive, do a briefing, check the diving equipment, swim under water, ensure our safety, come out and discuss what we have seen / experienced, meet around a drink or a good meal, … and end up seeing that other being part of our loved ones to the point sometimes friendships can go far beyond the world of diving.
Finally, the explanation of this feeling of friendship may also come from the fact that most divers are passionate people, diving invades the minds of divers (sometimes even downright addicted to them) to the point of creating a large community. a group of people who, even when they do not know each other, gather around the same love.
Activity par excellence that develops the sense of friendship, scuba diving, more than friends, sometimes even offers us a second family.
And you, how are your diving friends ?
And if you shared your best memories or anecdotes of friendship when diving?
Feel free to share them in a comment below to participate in the construction of this great community of friends addicted to diving.
And above all … do not forget to be happy 🤗