Scuba diving is like an active form of meditation, becoming more aware of stillness within our bodies as we connect breathing with movement. And like meditative experiences, diving is mostly silent, almost weightless, and virtually timeless.
I love the fact that scuba diving is mostly silent. There is no sound other than the sound of your breath and bubbles. The sensations of diving can create a deep sense of calmness that is much more difficult to achieve on land due to sound distractions. It’s easy to be present in the silence while scuba diving as the usual noises of life like traffic, cell phones, and people talking remains at the surface.
Even more than the silence, I love that the ocean does not care who you are or what you do for a living. Ego is checked at the surface as divers become one with a sea of potential.