5 tongue in cheek diving resolutions to kick off the New Year!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s 2020! A new year to take on new things, to change perspectives and to look forward to new diving adventures.

If diving in South Africa is something that is still lingering on your bucket list, may this be the year that you fulfill your day dreams. This New Year is one of new opportunities and with our diving packages and the upcoming annual Sardine Run, this should be the year that you venture out into the beautiful ocean and see all of the exciting underwater wonders.

To kick the year off, we have a few silly diving resolutions that as a seasoned diver, you might get a knowing chuckle out of. You never know, you might be guilty of doing more than a few of the things on this fun resolutions list which is inspired by

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  1. I will not refer to the new guys as “chum”

If your humour is a dark as the depths of our oceans, this first resolution has probably earned us, at the least a cheesy laugh. New divers can get a lot of flak from those who have been at it for a while, and sometimes they are even given the nickname “chum” which for those who don’t know, means shark bait. This is rarely said to upset those new divers, but rather to remind them that they are new and the sport has an element of danger.

  1. I will practice my emergency skills

One of the things that divers often neglect to practice is their emergency skills. Chances are good that you won’t ever need them but should you be one of the unfortunate divers who end up in an emergency situation, you will be happy to have the skills necessary to keep you safe. So this year, make it your mission to practice your emergency skills. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

  1. I will come back in the same boat I left in

This one speaks for itself. This year, don’t drift too far and if you make new friends along the way, its no excuse to climb aboard a different boat for the ride back.

  1. I will dive more to get rid of stress

Few can say that they have little to no stress these days, but it gives divers have the perfect excuse to hit the waves. We know you don’t need an excuse to go diving, but if you’ve been looking for a sign to book more trips, this is it.

  1. I will take a refreshers course and update my equipment

If you’ve been diving for a couple of years, now is a good time to take a refreshers course and find out more about some of the new techniques used by divers these days. Now is probably also a good time to update your diving equipment as well.


Dive the Big 5 is one of the leading diving companies operating in South Africa. We offer exciting diving packages to some of the country’s top destinations and you can book your tour online via our website.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]