11 things scuba divers absolutely hate

Hate is such a strong word... Or is it?

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Don't you feel like flipping someone (or some things) off sometimes?

So lots of us are head-over-heels in love with scuba diving, yes? There’s something about the sport that’s so alluring, and it seems like each time we’re done with one dive trip, we’re left wanting more. But you know, as always, there are aspects of it that are quite… unpleasant. Sure, it doesn’t make you like diving any less, but these are the things us divers sure love to hate.

#1 Cold showers.

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Because you don’t want DCS. But really, a cold shower? Nobody enjoys that sh*t.

#2 Sand kickers.

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I will murder you.

#3 … Actually, every type of inconsiderate diver there is out there.

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This list includes crazy tank bangers, divers who think air consumption is a competition of sorts, and oh yes, the ones who love touching everything.

Also read: Scuba Etiquette 101: How to become a better diver

#4 Wetsuits in general.

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Ugh. (Double ugh if you’ve got a big booty.)

#5 Snotty masks filled with slime.

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Lovely.

#6 How foul-smelling stuff is just everywhere.

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The toilets on dive boats, pee-scented wetsuits, funky-smelling clothes… GOOD GOD.

#7 Weird tan lines.

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Check it out, bruh.

#8 Even weirder bruises/marks/bumps that appear out of nowhere.

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*Cue X-Files theme song*

#9 When it’s time to check in all that gear and equipment at the airport.

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I can guarantee it will not be underweight.

#10 No-fly time.

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OK, I’ll go stare at the wall now.

#11 Dealing with numb fingers after cold water diving.

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Not sure about the penis bit though…

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Co-founder and editor of GoodVis, Sam has been obsessed with scuba diving since 2011. When she’s not doing research on lesser-known dive destinations, ogling at new scuba gear, or taking pictures of fish underwater, she’s either writing or stuffing her face with awesome food (or doing both simultaneously).