Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.— Jacques Yves Cousteau
Wonderful Scuba quotations
I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.
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.
I think participating in "Gishwhes" is a crash course in facing our fears: people go to crowded shopping malls wearing scuba gear, order from a fast food restaurant in Shakespearean verse or jump out of airplanes among many other tasks.
There are all kinds of ways to challenge ourselves.
Some people do it by climbing a mountain or scuba diving. The most profound and challenging ordeals is to drink Ayahuasca. It is in a way the ultimate adventure.
I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked about jobs that required scuba divers. It was a phase.
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.
You are either losing your mind -- or gaining your soul.
Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.
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.
The clock is ticking and you're hearing the beat.
You stop by a museum shop, sign your name on a scuba-diving sheet, and commit yourself to Saturday mornings in the deep end. You're either losing your mind - or gaining your soul. Life is meant to be an artist date. That's why we were created.
I learned how to scuba dive, which is something that I've always wanted to do.
I try to swim every damn day I can, and I've learned to scuba dive and snorkel.
I just learned how to scuba dive. Id been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating.
I am so scared of the sea, so what did I do? Learned to scuba in the Great Barrier Reef.
I want to be a scientist who studies the ocean when I grow up.
I would go out to sea, and scuba dive, and find new things, and National Geographic will hire me.” Sure, Nudge. Probably around the time I become president.
If I have a Sunday free, I'll go up the coast and spend some time on the beach.
I scuba dive and swim and sail. A lot of the things I like are around the water.
I love to travel with my family or my two best friends because I completely trust them. I forced my two best friends into learning to scuba dive with me in Sri Lanka - it was amazing but also hideous because we were learning in very difficult seas.
I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.
I made that decision back in 1985. I was out here getting certified in SCUBA with Garcia in Kona and I thought to myself, this is a place to wake up in in the morning.
I was training more learning how to scuba dive which I'd never done which was really, really, really cool.
I don't have to tell you folks about scuba diving. So, that'll save some time.
I'm a person with a lot of affection for adventure - I scuba dive, skydive, fly helicopters.
When I'm looking for Zen and I'm not saying this facetiously at all - I would really rather surf, scuba dive, or fly my plane. And, when I feel tension about the grind of work, it's not getting the money to make films versus making films that constitutes the grind, it's all this stuff.
My favourite thing to do on this planet is to scuba dive.
I look really good in a scuba suit.
As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive.
I want to do things - scuba diving, sky diving, seeing the world.
I'm an avid supporter of living life to its fullest and not always waiting for tomorrow.
I go scuba diving. I ski. Watch movies. I take a week of silence every three months in the wilderness. And, besides, I have fun all the time anyway.
[The Maldives] they've become deeply politically engaged - just for instance, the president taught his whole cabinet to scuba dive so they could hold an underwater cabinet meeting along their dying coral reef and pass a 350 resolution to send to the U.N.
I had this aunt who had a career and traveled.
She'd say things like, "When you go to college, I think we should go scuba diving in the summer. The scuba diving in Portugal is fabulous." And I'd be like, "Portugal! Holy cats!".
Why do scuba divers fall backwards off a boat? Because if they fell forwards they'd still be in the boat.
I love scuba diving. I'm an avid diver. And, there's this beautiful world that's more incredible than any CGI film we could ever make, that we're destroying, for what? It's heartbreaking to me.
I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me.
One of the great things about stargazing is that it's immediately at hand for so many people. You know, you could get into scuba diving or bird watching, but the stars are always up there.