All You Need Is A Buddy

SCUBA divers are all too familiar with the buddy concept. Without a buddy, we put ourselves at risk when we explore the vast underwater world. Our buddies check our safety, share the joy of the experience, help create a plan, and make sure we make it back to the surface together. This concept is not lost on animals. Many species in the animal kingdom rely on each other for all these reasons, and seem to benefit from the company of others. Here are 9 awesome examples of marine buddies!

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via U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

 

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  1. FIRST… I feel that buddies are a MUST for anything past 30fsw and in unsheltered offshore… But…quite often my dives are spent either trying to find that ” buddy” or rescuing one to some degree… I say TRAIN to be self sufficient…then find a buddy who is competent. Still buddies ARE a must have…(gotta share it with someone, right?).

  2. FIRST… I feel that buddies are a MUST for anything past 30fsw and in unsheltered offshore… But…quite often my dives are spent either trying to find that ” buddy” or rescuing one to some degree… I say TRAIN to be self sufficient…then find a buddy who is competent. Still buddies ARE a must have…(gotta share it with someone, right?).

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