Seasearch diving changes the way you dive. You notice more. Instead of just swimming along seeing the big “stuff” and thinking “oh, that’s nice”. You start stopping, looking and seeing more than you could imagine. As you get your eye in a goby becomes a black goby, or maybe it’s a sand goby. A bobtail squid darts off in a puff of sand, a tiny spider crab raises its 2mm long claws in defiance. Worms shoot back into their tubes, dragonets lie still hoping their camouflage is working.
A closer look, a scribble on a slate, a photograph to look at in detail later, a check through the books or internet; a chat with fellow Seasearchers and identification is confirmed. The report form is completed. That is a seasearch dive.