What is it about the big blue ocean that lures us in?
Anyone that has ever been scuba diving will tell you, it's a whole new world once you slip below the surface.
One of the best known ocean documentaries, Blue Planet, is so aptly named, because it really is like you're on a different planet, even just a few meters down.
Nothing comes close to the thrill of spotting a turtle munching on sea grass, an eel poking its head out from beneath a rock, a dolphin swimming circles around you, or a sleek and silent shark cruising past.
On closer inspection of the reefs and sea beds, you can find tiny pipe fish bobbing above the sand, and brightly coloured nudibranchs amongst the corals, who's nickname 'sea bunnies' suit their very cute exteriors, with little rabbit ear-like rinophors.
Whether its megafauna, or macrolife reef organisms that capture your heart, with hundreds of thousands of different species in our oceans, there is a marine animal out there that will mesmerize you and leave you desperate to swim with them again.
I've been diving for over five years now, and quickly caught the big, blue bug.
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Have you heard of the Attention Restoration Theory?
Kaplan's attention restoration theory? How about Plutchik's psycho-evolutionary theory of emotion? Both of these theories stress the importance of bringing nature into one's life.
The attention restoration theory, hypothesizes that exposure to nature helps us to renew attention after challenging mental endeavors, improving our focus and ability to concentrate.