Nudist Scuba Diving
A BETTER WAY TO COMMUNE WITH THE SEA AND MAKE FRIENDS
Do you scuba? Snorkel? Or just enjoy swimming? I'll bet ya if you
answer yes to one or all three, you would probably enjoy the
experience more if you did it nudist fashion, and socially. Bare
Nekkid in other words.
You wouldn't be alone. Some of our sponsors run travel agencies specializing in nudist travel and adventure. Diving trips are usually booked up within hours of postings, due to their popularity but also the fact that accommodations are often limited (think small boats). Land based dives are easier to enjoy with fixed locations around the world. From Blackbird Kaye in Belize to more exotic locales in Honduras and Micronesia resorts cater to both divers and nudist enthusiasts pretty much year-round.
You would think diving a wreck in the Caribbean is exciting enough without the subtraction of a suit to make worthwhile. In truth it is, but why wear a suit at all? A surprising number of people do skip them altogether, which means you won't be alone. If you find yourself near a land-based dive outfit offering naked tours, walking in on a whim might lodge you in the company of twelve naked strangers motoring out to a reef.
Now, talk about instant camaraderie! The excitement of the pre-dive is far exceeded by the merry conviviality of the post-dive when you share your experiences. If you've taken your dive from an adult resort such as Hedonism II, well, there is no part of the day where a suit is required, so many don't bother. Nude socializing is how you socialize. The strange thing is, when swimming naked with strangers, keep in mind you're exposed in all sorts of ways, as are your dive partners - it could be said that you end in the day with no secrets from each other. It's different than a simple "nudist" experience. I'll let your minds imagine the details*.
Whether you're a fully certified diver or a newbie doesn't matter. The fact is, the regulatory agencies in some of the tropical locations preferred for dives aren't sticklers when it comes to your credentials. Anyone can rent equipment and join in, and there are always (we assume) enough experienced divers on hand to lend a hand in the case of an emergency. See Nudist Travel: Nude Diving
*Yes, women are aware of shrinkage.
PHOTOS: TOP - DIVING OFF ROATAN (REBO); DIVE BOAT (MARKS); SNORKELING IN FRENCH GUALOUPE (REBO); TEXT: JULIEM GALLERIES: NAKED ADVENTURES/DIVING