Scuba diving makes way for all manner of one-time experiences. Amazing sights that you won’t see anywhere else are, of course, the main focus, but scuba diving isn’t always serious. As any keen diver will tell you, some hilarious things happen at the heart of the ocean. Perhaps it’s the giddy impact of discovering a whole new world, but scuba diving can be a laugh a minute.
The good news is that, with proper training and the right instructor, you can cope with whatever hilarity the water throws at you, allowing you to laugh rather than panic when things don’t go 100% to plan! With that in mind, buckle up for some of the funniest scuba stories we’ve heard recently.
# 1 – Whose wife is this anyway?
Hitting the waves with a loved one can be fantastically romantic. Honeymooning couples sign up with us all the time, and it’s genuinely heartwarming to see them getting stuck in together. At least, it is if they stick with the right partner…
One diver ended up with a wife more than he bargained for during an innocent romantic dive. In the face of strong surface currents, our knight in shining armour took hold of his wife and pulled her down for protection. Only to find that it wasn’t his wife! ‘I wondered why she was struggling so,’ he reported. Well, we suppose those scuba suits do all look rather uniform. I just feel sorry for the guy when he got home!
# 2 – Cloud of doom
The ability to signal is fundamental underwater, but it doesn’t always go according to plan. It seems that even the best-trained scuba divers struggle to understand what others are telling them sometimes. At least, one man did when a fellow diver started signalling something that wasn’t exactly in the book. ‘He was signalling me out of air…then he took off his regulator and started puking on me.’
If a cloud of slow-mo sick isn’t enough to turn your stomach, the fact that our poor diver had long curly hair at the time should be. He knew he was getting wet, but that’s taking the biscuit!
# 3 – Not so friendly, Nemo!
Clownfish may be everyone’s sea-time favourites since Disney made them a household name, but one diver had a somewhat different experience. While enjoying the sight of big anemones during an underwater excursion, things took a turn for the unexpected. ‘Nemo bit me! On the cheek!’ Of course, it was more like a love bite than a nip, but we’re still betting it hurt a fair amount. Who knew Nemo had an unexpected sting in his tail!
# 4 – Where the hell did that come from?
Diving in low visibility is tough. Never is there more a time when your scuba skills and those of your instructor come into play for keeping you safe. Of course, this is sometimes easier said than done, as one diver found out in our next funny story.
While out on a wreck dive, this particular diver found the visibility issues a bit of a setback for actually finding the wreck in question. ‘I only saw the wreck when I swam right into it!’ they said when asked about the incident. Well, that’s one way to go about it, we suppose.
# 5 – Total eclipse!
Night dives are a fantastic way to end a day, and we thought they were an apt setting for our last funny story, too. This time, though, the students are in the all-clear! Instead, a diving instructor made a dash for something that they weren’t quite expecting.
Spotting the moon reflecting on the sea’s surface is, of course, about the best joy of the night dive experience. There’s just something so majestic about the sight. Unless, of course, you were on this particular dive, when the instructor kept heading towards that elusive reflection only to find the moon missing. ‘I knew what she had seen, but I didn’t want to spoil it,’ one student said. Well, she soon spoiled it for herself when she realised that ‘moon’ was nothing more than a streetlight. Stunning!
Make some funny stories of your own
Most divers have a funny story or two to tell, and you could make your own by getting stuck into the world of scuba diving today. Simply call us on (07) 5444 8595 today to make sure you have the know-how to turn any dive adventure into something to laugh about.