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Scuba and screening

Every day, we each make choices. Some choices are pretty obvious and require little discussion or thought; for others, individual preference plays a major role with different people making different choices based on different perspectives.

A personal example involves a trip my wife and I plan to take to a warm, seaside location in January. One choice is whether we will use sunscreen. This is a “no-brainer.” Another choice is whether we should go scuba diving.  I love scuba diving and jump at every chance I get to spend time swimming with the colorful fish of the underwater world. My wife makes a very different calculation. Factors that impact on her decision include being in cold water, breathing through a small rubber tube, and the thought of being in the water with potentially nasty creatures.  When it comes to sunscreen – the choice is obvious. When it comes to scuba diving, we each made our own calculation based on our own perspective. Continue reading