“Interestingly enough, all my scuba diving goals were dependent upon getting a prescription dive mask. After that purchase, sky, and ocean were the limit.” A diver describes what a difference a good prescription mask makes on a trip to the Bahamas.
Every diver has a few goals that he or she wants to attain. Perhaps it is to shark dive in a cage. Even better, perhaps it is to shark dive with the sharks outside the cage. Perhaps it is to shipwreck dive in the Red Sea down to the very famous Thistlegorm wreck with all its trucks and motorcycles still intact. Early on, I realized I’d need a prescription dive mask to see all these great things. I found the perfect mask at Seavenger, manufactured by a pioneer in the field, IST. http://seavenger.com/snorkel-scuba-diving-tempered-lens-mask-blue-available-p-113.html
My diving world really opened up, starting with the beautiful Bahamas. The crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas are magical, home to countless fish, beautiful walls, large pelagics and most importantly, sharks. Caribbean reef sharks are abundant, and daily trips from Stuart Cove Dive Bahamas introduce thousands of people to these amazing creatures every year. Sharks here are accustomed to divers and it’s a treat to see them at ease in their natural environment, putting on a spectacular show every day.
On the orientation dive, dive guides lead you to the wall, where you’ll drop down between 60 and 80 feet. There’s an incredible abundance of marine life here in addition to the sharks, including hawksbill turtles, moray eels, schooling horse-eyed jacks and southern stingrays, just to name a few. The sharks keep their distance from the divers and it’s a fantastic opportunity to watch them swimming by.
After this first dive, you’ll head over to Shark Arena, where the feeding takes place. The site is just a short boat ride from the dive shop, and sharks usually appear on the surface as soon as the boat ties up to the buoy. You’ll have some time to become acquainted with the arena and look for shark teeth — sharks lose approximately 30,000 over the course of their lifetime, often while feeding. It’s also common for goliath groupers to make an appearance, looking to see if there’s any food around for them.
Thanks to my prescription dive mask from Seavenger, I was able to appreciate all this, and everything else upcoming on my dive bucket list.