How do you feel about solo diving?

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asked Oct 17, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)

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answered Oct 18, 2017 by Josh Marcus (395 points)
selected Oct 18, 2017 by Cvet
 
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I go diving all the time but, almost always I go in a dive group of at least three people. I feel that solo diving should only be done if you know the dive well enough that you won't get lost and that you know the currents and aquatic life in the dive site.
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answered Oct 18, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Solo diving? Meaning SCUBA alone? That goes against the #1 best practice. Always have a buddy! Never go alone. No solo SCUBA. (Sounds like this may be a new thing, which I am unaware of. Terrible idea!)
commented Oct 22, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Not true, while th
commented Oct 23, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
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commented Oct 23, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
What I started to say is an instructor really a solo diver?  After all he is the only one who is a certified diver? But then I've been diving for 60 years and have made several solo dive during the years.  I have made many cave dives way before there were SPGs
commented Oct 23, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points) 1 flag
Good point. Never thought about it that way. - I just wouldn't want to make a practice of solo diving as my normal method of diving. Having a buddy is good. I'm sure you taught that as well. Thanks for the follow-up.
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answered Oct 18, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Won't do it. Always have a buddy. You never know what might happen.
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answered Oct 17, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Id love to learn. If i ever get good enough. But the thought of it is wery cool and exiting.
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answered Mar 12, 2018 by RummbleStrip (75 points)
I am just about to hit my 100 dives to be able to get Solo certified. It is what I would prefer to do. I enjoy liveabords and love underwater photography. I feel that I can focus more on my photography if I am not with another diver. I am not interested just to go somewhere and dive by myself with no other support around. With the liveaboard situation, you usually have other people close around if any major issues were to arise.
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answered Aug 2, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
In a sense, every dive I make is solo. Although there are other divers around I’m not close enough to get their attention  I usually bust taking photos. Maybe, right or wrong,but I’ve been that way for years.
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