6 Types of Divers – Which Group are You in?

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Have you ever asked yourself “What kind of diver am I?” We did, and this article wants to be a witty way to divide us in different groups. Read the various descriptions and then write in the comments which group fits you best. Don’t take it too seriously of course ;)

Are you a deep diver?

The deep diver

The blue is what fascinates you, you’re always the first to start the descent and the first to hit the bottom. In shallow dives you always hope you had taken with you a shovel to dig a bit deeper. Narcosis is like a drug for you, it doesn’t scare you, you need it! Your ideal diving curve is around the 0 minutes to the no decompression time.

The tec diver - Photo: Dr Lyn Turner

The tech diver

You have a mathematical mind. You’re probably the only diver who likes tables and decompression theory. You read all the articles you find on the argument, keeping updated. Even when doing recreational dives, you like to show off your peak-performance wing bcd and your DIR setup. You take diving seriously and, let’s admit it, patronising a bit the recreational divers.

The gadget diver

The gadget diver

The part you most like of your scuba gear is without any doubt your dive computer. You have the best one! Is the size of an iPad, it has a compass, maps and maybe also some games in case of boring deco-stops. You keep yourself updated on the new equipment and any occurrence is the great excuse getting another gear for your collection. Your goal is good equipment and you know what good equipment is. You always take with you an SMB and some sort of noise maker, it may be a shaker, or a ball appended to the tank, or the most loved duck fixed to the low pressure hose.

The underwater photographer

The photographer

You know how to enjoy your dives and take your right time to focus that little nudibranch. The equipment you take underwater may be looking exaggerated to another diver but you do know how to handle it. Between the dives you spend your surface interval checking out if you finally got the next National Geographic cover pictures. At first people snob you a bit, but later they are all around you to see your pictures!

The underwater videographer

The videographer

You’re the Tarantino of the water, when you move underwater you make more light than a submarine and some divers get scared when they see you coming out of a cave. You turn a night dive into a day dive and blind all the fish in 5 meter radius so that your fellow divers can see them from far away and have a close up when they get there.

Penguins in Boulders Beach

The naturalist

You love animals and sea life in general. You want to know what creatures did you see in your dive and usually ask your diving guide the name of the only fish he doesn’t know… The first thing that you check when you enter into the diving centre is their book of fish ID and if they don’t have any… well… that’s not a good sign indeed!

In which group are you?

Now we want to know: in what group do you think you belong? Did we miss any group? Write it in the comments below!