Quotes - Diving

Quotes about diving by topic: Diving features, Sharks and diving, Divers, Sea and diving, Attitude to diving, Ocean care and diving, Danger and diving, Nature and diving, Life and diving, Home and diving, Breath and diving, Space and diving, Space and diving, Freedom of movement and diving, Night and diving, etc.

Diving features

Diving is a leap of faith plus gravity. (Gabrielle Zevin)
Diving is an investment of time and money but the rewards can be life-changing, literally. (Andy Cummings)
Scuba diving is fairly easy to figure out…strap a tank on your back and breathe. (Thomas Gronfeldt Senger)
Scuba diving is very much a black and white world in terms of the laws and rules one must abide by. (Carlos Eyles)
Do not think to swim below. The ocean is already pushing into ears, sinuses, temples, the softness of eyes, and the harpsichord strings behind the kneecaps. (J.M. Ledgard)
Drunkenness of the depths : A particularly dangerous phenomenon for scuba divers , who must therefore avoid consuming an entire bottle of oxygen , but rather be content with half a bottle , or even a 25 cl pitcher. (Marc Escayrol)
Scuba diving does not require superhuman swimming powers. The goal of scuba diving is to spend as little energy as possible while diving. The more relaxed you are the longer your air will last. (Gerrard Dennis)
What all divers should remember is that scuba diving is a fun exploration of life. When you dive, don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and relax. The point of scuba diving is not to focus on yourself; it’s to focus on the beauty of the underwater world. There’s nothing to accomplish on dives. (Vanessa Vitri)
When you’re diving, time passes far too quickly and before you know it a week has passed and you didn’t even realize it … you only know by the increasing amount of washing building up in the corner of the apartment. (Kamel Mohamed)

Sharks and diving

I don’t think you can be a diver without a shark on the list. (Natalie Dormer)
You’re more likely to drown in the sea of sameness than get eaten by a shark while navigating new waters. (Amy Jo Martin)
Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory. (Munia Khan)
Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you’re lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you’re in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don’t see sharks. (Sylvia Earle)
I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears. (Heidi Klum)
No, the shark in an updated JAWS could not be the villain; it would have to be written as the victim, for, worldwide, sharks are much more the oppressed than the oppressors. (Peter Benchley)
Sharks don’t target human beings, and they certainly don’t hold grudges. (Peter Benchley)
Shark encounters are one of the main fears people have when taking up, or thinking of trying, scuba diving. Many divers dream of seeing sharks while diving, but for some, it’s still a cause of concern. So it’s worth reminding them that coconuts present a far greater danger than sharks during a tropical vacation. Say what? Well, roughly 150 people are killed every year by falling coconuts — they are really, really heavy and fall from great heights — compared to around 10 yearly fatalities from shark attacks. (Thomas Gronfeldt)

Divers

The waves of the sea help me get back to me. (Jill Davis)
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. (Christopher Reeve)
In a few short years you might have to become a scuba diver and go hundreds of feet underwater – It will be the last refuge of pure aura and power on our planet, the oceans’ depths. (Frederick Lenz)
Most of the problems in scuba diving come from ourselves. (Jim Crockett)
Every time you dive, you hope you’ll see something new — some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t. (James Cameron)
The key to enjoying scuba diving is to equip yourself with knowledge and certification. (Femina Travel)
Why do scuba divers fall backward off a boat? Because if they fell forwards they’d still be in the boat. (Mark Hoppus)
Exploits of television heroes notwithstanding, diving is not limited to the young. If ever there was an activity suited to people of all ages, it is diving. As with any activity that calls for some degree of physical exertion, the key to successful diving is in knowing your own limitations and staying within them. Experienced divers pace themselves. Since scuba diving is a go-at-your-own-pace, non-competitive activity, staying within your own physical limitations is easy to do. (Gene Tinker)

Sea and diving

You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins. (Thomas Traherne)
The ocean was magical to her, its depths and mysteries were boundless, its call irresistible. (Jeff Mariotte)
The ocean is an object of no small terror. (Edmund Burke)
The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors. (Phillip Diole)
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came. (John F Kennedy)
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. (Robert Wyland)
To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? (Walt Whitman)
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. (Dave Barry)
I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it. (Siouxsie Sioux)
I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to study the ocean before we destroy it. (James Cameron)
Be alone with the sea for it is there you will find answers to questions you didn’t realize exist. (Khang Kijarro Nguyen)

Attitude to diving

My favorite thing to do on this planet is to scuba dive. (Buzz Aldrin)
I just learned how to scuba dive. I’d been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating. (Cheryl Hines)
The thing I love about diving is the flowing feeling. (Linus Torvalds)
It’s a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water..to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you. (Dawn Fraser)
Well… I love moving in extra dimensions. Not just backwards and forwards, but up and down and around. And fins. I love swimming with fins— human feet are practically useless underwater. I love all the unique things you see on each dive. Millions of little aquatic soap operas playing out between all the creatures. And the silence. Well, it’s not really silent down there, but the roar of bubbles blocks any other sound… (Kirsten Hubbard)

Ocean care and diving

We have the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us. (Suzanne van der Veeken)
My position is this. If we can’t protect sanctuaries, if we can’t save the whales, the sharks, the fish, our oceans will die. (Paul Watson)
Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that. (Sylvia Earle)
Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart. (Sylvia Earle)
Scuba diving is an amazing sport to us, humans, but what does the marine life think about us invading their habitat? (Myryame)

Danger and diving

Scuba diving is itself a hazardous sport. To do it without any training is tantamount to playing Russian roulette with a loaded revolver. (Robert F. Burgess)
Scuba diving is like driving a car. If you’re careful and pay attention it’s a very safe activity, but if you’re not it can be very dangerous. (Ronnie Prevost)
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. (Hunter S. Thompson)
Scuba diving, from the beginning, had an air of dangerous allure. Every landlocked schoolboy knew of its intriguing hazards: the bends, which caused a diver’s veins to fizz with carbonated blood until he died a ghastly, percolating death; and rapture of the deep, which took away his reason, filled his heart with false contentment, and drew him down into the ocean gloom. (Stephen Harrigan)

Nature and diving

The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves. (Wyland)
Tropical coral reefs are to scuba diving what alpine peaks are to backpacking… (Karen Berger)
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. (Jacques Yves Cousteau)
The deeper we go the smaller the life forms… (James Cameron)
You’re 30 feet underwater, the ocean is brisk, the slight current is stirring the sand, the colorful fish are swarming, the bright red lobsters are playfully harassing the neon eels — everything seems surreal, especially the fact that you’re breathing underwater. (Natalie Lavery)
A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass… washed up by the ocean. (Henry Grunwald)

Life and diving

Reality whistles a different tune underwater. (Tom Robbins)
When men come to like a sea life, they are not fit to live on land. (Samuel Johnson)
At the beach, life is different…We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. (Sandy Gingras)
On the beach, you can live in bliss. (Dennis Wilson)
Wake up, eat breakfast, dive, morning tea, dive, lunch, sleep, dive, afternoon tea, enjoy a beer with another beautiful sunset, dinner, some small talk about the days diving, and sleep again … very stressful. (Shannon Brian Screaigh)
I want to do things – scuba diving, sky diving…living life to its fullest.. (Teri Polo)

Home and diving

Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home. (Sylvia Earle)
The ocean is a place of paradoxes. It is the home of the great white shark, two-thousand-pound killer of the seas, and of the hundred-foot blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived. It is also the home of living things so small that your two hands might scoop up as many of them as there are stars in the Milky Way. (Rachel Carson)
And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came. (John F. Kennedy)

Breath and diving

To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable. (Tec Clark)
Taking your first breath underwater is an incredible experience. You’ve been breathing your whole life, it’s the definition of second nature, but all of a sudden the whole game has changed. It’s something that you’ve never focused on but now it won’t escape your mind. (Natalie Lavery)
Your only source of oxygen comes from a mouthpiece, far too small, attached to the regulator strapped to your back. (You’ve never even met the regulator before. It didn’t even buy you coffee first. You don’t even know its last name.) Putting all your faith in a regulator to sustain your breath, your life force, goes against many basic survival instincts. And there’s just something insane about not being able to breathe out of your nose. (Alastair Boone)

Space and diving

For most people, this is as close to being an astronaut as you’ll ever get. It’s leaving planet Earth behind and entering an alien world. (Mary Frances Emmons)
Success underwater depends mostly on how you conduct yourself. Diving can be the most relaxing experience in the world. Your weight seems to disappear. Space travel will be available only to a few individuals for some time, but the oceans are available to almost everyone – now. (Sylvia Earle)
Someone asks what it is like to dive, and I tell them its like going to a different world. I think it would be the same feeling as going to outer space. You are floating in water like being in a space suit. The scenery is totally different and every thing seems to be floating in slow motion around you. (Ting Suk Eng)

Freedom of movement and diving

As a diver, you are weightless and can move in all directions. You approach the freedom of a bird as you move in three dimensions in a fluid environment. (Dennis Graver)
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. (Jacques Yves Cousteau)
I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It’s just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions. (David Attenborough)

Night and diving

I actually love diving at night; you see a lot of fish then that you don’t see in the daytime. (Sylvia Earle)
One time on a dive, I wound up drifting up in darkness surrounded by billions of photoluminescent creatures. It was a religious experience, one only a poet could do justice to. (Graham Hawkes)
Night diving is amazing. Once the sun sets, a new cast of nocturnal animals replace the reef dwellers of the day, and in the narrow beam of your torch, true colors are revealed in all their vivid glory. Of course, finding yourself surrounded by the utter blackness of the ocean at night can also be intimidating, especially for first-time night divers. (Jessica MacDonald)

People and diving

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea. (E.E. Cummings)
It isn’t always the treasure that drives men down deep into the sea; it’s something else, something unexplainable, even to them. (Jennifer Arnett)
Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea, fly high in the sky, send instant messages around the globe, reflect on the past, assess the present and imagine the future. (Sylvia Earle)

Fear and diving

Hooking on scuba gear and blindly diving into zombie-infested water is a wonderful way to mix the two childhood terrors of being eaten and drowning. (Max Brooks)
As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy… (Daniel Dennett)
What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams. (Werner Herzog)

Love and diving

A lot of people attack the sea. I make love to it. (Jacques Yves Cousteau)
I no longer remember who said: Grace is a way of falling upwards. I found the expression absolutely wonderful. Yes it is an ascent dive. Any dive can bring a kind of elevation especially if it is in love, a dive through a woman. (Christophe Ono-dit-Biot)

Pearls and diving

He who would search for pearls must dive below. (John Dryden)
Faults, like wisps of straw, float to the surface; who wants to look for pearls must dive to the bottom. (John Dryden)

Freediving

Freediving is about silence…the silence that comes from within. (Jacques Mayol)
The scuba diver dives to look around. The freediver dives to look inside. (Umberto Pelizzari)

Others

Underwater I hear the water coming to my body, I hear the sunlight penetrating the water. (James Nestor)
Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea. (Rumi)

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