Originally Posted by jeffaquarius
In some parts of the world there is no need for diving gears to see the sea creatures. That is if you can hold your breath as long as you can. Back then I happen to be at the southern part of Jeddah in Saudi Arabi and we found some small patches of reef that were still untouched. The rocks were very stiff down just a few meters from the shore line. No diving gears and just a few feet below I have seen all kinds of fish I have never seen before. I wish I had an underwater camera. All I had was my memory. Somehow, that memory is reinforced by my reef keeping. It is relaxing and keeping you away from stress in life when close to nature.
Yep,..I agree,..it's a wonderful hobby 99% of the time ,but when things start to go a little sour in your tank it become very stressful trying to rectify the situation,..it's great that you got to do a little reef viewing , I think that one of the biggest draws for me going to Hawaii each year,
High fives go to individuals like Doug,mike and Greg ( among others ) who have managed to keep their tanks and enthusiasm up for so many years , it always appreciate their inputs on things ,...BUT today is my 62 nd birthday and I'm planning on sitting outside with my feet up and just watching the world go by,... I think I deserve that today., cheers all !!!!