Manage your expectations
Let's get back to our tips for preparing your dive trip properly. When you've chosen this kind of trip, often abroad, each person has sacrificed time and money, made a commitment and part of their dreams are depending on it... So expectations are high ! Experience has shown me that any parts of the trip that were poorly anticipated or understood by the traveller could cause bad feelings or slight frustration.
First of all, in terms of encounters... Each destination promises its share of common or rare species, sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins, tuna, swordfish... However, the sea is a wild environment and it should remain so. Although, to divers' delight, these promises generally come good, sadly they cannot be guaranteed. An encounter is just that... in all its intensity, precisely because it happens in an open, natural environment, with a wild species that might not be where it is expected ! Each travelling diver should be aware and know how to appreciate each fleeting moment of a wild encounter for what it is, that it can never be guaranteed to maintain its beauty and its power.