If you’re new to SCUBA diving, there are some terms and phrases divers use that may confuse you, so we thought we’d give you a little translation guide accompanied by relevant pictures to help you get the hang of the lingo. Once you have a grasp on what these words and phrases mean, you’ll be able to understand what the heck your diver friends are talking about, or even use them to impress your non-SCUBA friends. With enough practice, you too can learn to talk like a SCUBA diver!
Example: “The viz was so good today, probably a hundred feet or more!”
Example: “You should be glad you didn’t come to Murky Shore the other day, it was a real Braille dive!”
Example: “Derek couldn’t handle the ride over, he was feeding the fish all the way there.”
Example: “ I was so glad I remembered my pony bottle when I realized I was out of air!”
Example: “I can’t believe how much colder it was below that thermocline!”
Stay tuned for the next edition of How to Talk Like a SCUBA Diver!