[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mucking around in life certainly does not seem like a good idea. But mucking around when diving is probably one of the best thing you can and should do. Muck diving attracts a niche group of divers who enjoys hunting for treasures hidden in the black volcanic sand, with a camera most probably.
The journey in diving usually lasts a lifetime if you are really into it. The blue is what beckons us to start diving, muck diving is an acquired taste that some of us fall in love with and probably a love that lasts for a lifetime. The world of muck diving is definitely vastly different from blue water diving. Blue water diving brings considerably good visibility and the hope of possible big fish actions while muck diving brings low visibility and small stuff that you might not be so interested before you know of their existence.
Here is a peek into the world of muck diving and 3 reasons why you should give it a try. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You will bear witness to the Evolution Theory at close proximity
Muck dives are usually done at sites where there is a high level of volcanic ash and lava, making coralife unsuitable and unfit. Hence, you can imagine that the critters that could live and even thrive in these environment are really tough cookies. Darwinism states that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. As far as the evolution theory is concerned, it is a game of survival of the fittest. Critters found in muck diving sites usually look very different from regular creatures that you might have come across, in terms of colours, shapes, sizes. They are really one of a kind and the outliers in marine animals. The myriad of colours and features they are in will blow your mind.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You could conduct a treasure hunt underwater
Big stuff are so easily visible and so easy to spot. Muck diving spots are usually teeming with life that you did not know of until you go closer. Usually, the critters are so small that you really do need to search for it. For example, Bobtail Squid, that grows to a maximum of 30mm in size. Imagine trying to search for this tiny little fellow in the water, usually hidden amongst the sand. It is a lot like playing hide and seek underwater. Really brings out the inner child in you.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You do not have to wait around no more
Be it Manta Rays, Whalesharks, or any of the big stuff, yes of course, we get the adrenaline rush like nothing else when we see them glide through the waters. These critters and tiny little fellows, as you can imagine, are not able to cross half the ocean in the blink of an eye. You could spend all the time in the world trying to capture them in varied angles and leave no stone unturned (quite in the literal sense). No more waiting around for the big stuff to show up, bobbing around with currents, no more shivering in the cold waters. Here’s one to mucking around!