Every year during the coldest, hardest part of winter, we may find ourselves feeling a bit sluggish. Maybe it’s the lack of sunlight, and maybe it’s being inside so much more, breathing all that recycled inside air. Whatever the cause of our malaise, we’ve discovered in our work that the best way to deal with the winter blues is to conspire to get some sun!
This is why we feel so lucky we get to travel and dive during the falls and winters, visiting places like the Caribbean, the Philippines, Indonesia and more. The sun and the adventure helps keep us sharp, and helps us fight off the effects of the long Northeastern winter.
Here are four reasons why tropical diving trips would be the perfect way for you to get away this winter.
The warm waters will revitalize you
We love where we live, but we’ve been here in Massachusetts long enough to know that the winter can really get to you after a while. Sometimes all you need to get through the hard times are a few moments of revitalization. It’s why a good friend can help get you through a hard patch in life. The warm waters aren’t quite as good as a good friend, but the warmth and the life surrounding you will give you the little boost of energy and goodwill you need to persevere through the winter months.
Reminder that nature is always full of life and changing
The great American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson often spoke of the need to stay in tune with the pace of nature. We remind ourselves of this when we’re cooped up indoors each winter—that we are not the only animals slowing down for the season. We’re part of a greater eternal cycle, the changing of the seasons.
Even so, it can be invaluable for the condition of your soul to see that, even when the cold and dormancy of winter hits here in the Northeast, elsewhere in the world, life is still charging forward with abandon. We love the feeling we get after leaving the cold for the warm tropical waters, and then going beneath the water and witnessing the abundance of life there! It reminds us that we’re just one small part of the enormous ongoing saga of life on earth.
Stay sharp for your next season of Northeast diving
A very practical reason to take tropical dive trips this winter is to keep your diving skills sharp. There’s no substitution for practice, and a lot of people are just not constitutionally cut out for cold-water diving. This is why we believe that tropical diving is a great addition to your yearly diving routine. It helps you stay in touch with the practice of diving, which will help keep you sharp longer.
See different sights than you would diving locally
If you’re into diving, we’re believers in the idea that you should seek out as many unique diving experiences in as many locations as possible. Diving is a great activity for increasing your sense of self-reliance, and your sense of control over your life, as are many physical activities. It’s also an unrivaled way of staying in touch with nature, of witnessing firsthand the amazing abundance of life on earth. When you take a tropical dive trip, you’ll see life you’ve never seen, and landscapes unlike the landscapes you’re used to. All of this is a great reminder of what it means to be part of the cycle of life.
Northeast Scuba has been offering the best diving experiences in the Northeast since 1996. If you’re looking to stay active this winter, please give us a call today and ask us all about our dive trip offerings! Whether you’re an advanced diver or a beginner, Northeast Scuba has diving experiences, diving trips and diving instruction that is right for you and your level of experience.