The Urban Dictionary’s definition of a "Scubaholic":A Scubaholic is generally defined as one with the consistent and excessive consumption of and/or preoccupation with diving to the extent that this behavior interferes with an individual’s normal personal, family, social, or work life. A Scubaholic condition can potentially result in psychological and physiological conditions, as well as, ultimately, death. Scubaholicism is one of the world’s most costly recreational diversions. With the exception of nicotine addiction, Scubaholicism is more costly to most countries than all other recreational diversions combined.
Not sure about the death part, or that it’s more costly to most countries than all other recreational diversions. But many of us may qualify as a Scubaholic. Here’s a test to determine if you may be suffering from this awesome and highly contagious disease:
- I can’t focus properly without my facemask on.
- I automatically breathe out when I walk up a flight of stairs.
- My picture now appears on the "Local Species" bulletin at my LDS.
- Fresh air is starting to taste funny.
- My house always smells like wet neoprene.
- My car smells worse than my house.
- I worry too much about elevators ascending too quickly.
- I bring my dive light to bed in case I need to go down.
- I wake up at night flailing to reach my regulator.
- I clear my ears before getting on a down escalator.
- My scuba gear gets more time in the bathroom than I do.
- I’ve stopped logging dives because it’s easier to just log surface intervals.
Can you suggest other signs that may indicate a person is a Scubaholic?