You don’t always have to have the same interests as your significant other to have a strong healthy relationship – however, it is always nice to share a common hobby. Imagine being able to add an extra element of adventure that you can both take pleasure in on nearly every holiday you plan! So why not try scuba diving?
It’s the perfect recreational sport to share with your lover. Once you both start diving, it will come to no surprise that every holiday will be tailored around good diving spots found around the globe! You will end up being each other’s best dive buddy – who else would you rather put your trust in? You will share every new discovery with joy and wonder! “What was that nudibranch that we saw?! I’ve never seen anything like it!” “Wow, did you see the size of that Manta Ray!” “This wreck was so cool, lets go get our wreck speciality!” It will come as no surprise if diving becomes an obsession for both of you.
As an underwater photographer, I get to witness and capture moments between couples as they share this adventure together: sweet gestures such as holding hands, or sneaking in a cheeky kiss or excitedly pointing out new fish species or beautiful coral to each other. Some of the couples I see have been diving for years or even decades together, some are getting their PADI Open Water certification and some are just trying a Discover Dive – whatever type of diving they are doing, I nearly always see an exchange of smiles from behind their regulators and my heart melts all over again.
Here are some moments that I have managed to snap of couples that have come diving with us:
I apologize if this post is so sweet it has give you cavities, but I just couldn’t help myself! I adore seeing couples develop and share a love for scuba diving as it reminds me of my own relationship… Five years ago, my boyfriend and I did our Open Water course on Koh Tao – we have now been living on this island for 3 years doing what we love (diving of course!), and each day we come home from work and still excitedly talk about what we’ve seen and where our next diving holiday will be. It has changed our lives forever… maybe it will change yours and your lover’s too 🙂