The below, which comes from the awesome people at PADI, warns viewers “never fall in love with a scuba diver.” It makes some pretty fantastic points with wonderful eloquence.
Having watched the video a few times, I think it’s fair to say that the same applies to travelers, outdoor lovers, sailors, backpackers, rock climbers, road-trippers, surfers… pretty much anybody with an insatiable appetite for adventure.
People with this kind of appetite will always be harder to love. Watch the video below to see why, or, if you’re at work, keep scrolling to read our transcription.
“Never fall in love with a scuba diver.
He’ll spend every weekend at the beach, and have an uneven tan.
Her hair will never be dry and her kiss will often be salty.
He’ll have a scruffy chin and own more board shorts than ties.
You’ll spend hours flying to places with no mobile reception, and travel miles into the rainforest with people you barely know.
He’ll insist you drink the local beer, and if you admit to being afraid of sharks, she’ll laugh at you.
He’ll be fascinated by things other people find strange or ugly, and bubble rings are her way of flirting.
No trip will ever be as interesting as the time he dove with a whale shark, or the night she danced with villagers in Palau.
They dislike fancy dinners almost as much as wearing shoes, and would rather immerse themselves in local culture than talk of settling down, and they can spend hours staring at the ocean, not hearing a word you say…
But if, by chance, you fall in love with a merman, if a mermaid steals your heart and won’t give it back, don’t let their gills dry out.
Let them answer the call of the sea and slip beneath the waves to be in their other world. Take them on an adventure. Stand in the spray of the waterfall, and dive into the unknown.
Learn how to say ‘thank you’ in ten different languages, and see things so amazing you’ll have no words to describe them. Let them show you how the ocean transforms.
The scuba diver will never love you as much as the ocean, but they will forever love sharing it with you.”
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This article debuted on WildLives.co on 9/20/2017.