When solo on a dive boat, do you find a buddy or ask the DM to assign you one?

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asked May 14, 2018 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

6 Answers

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answered May 15, 2018 by Davidb (1,816 points)
Wow that’s a good question. In practice, I should always ask, but as a DM, I occasionally like to sneak one in by myself. I still keep an eye on the group, as that has been bread into my training, but it’s fun to go solo on occasion.
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answered May 16, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Depends on several things. First of all, is there an odd number of divers on the boat? Are multiple people diving together? I would rather tag along with a group than be saddled up with an irresponsible diver. The DM will know the experience level of everyone on the boat from the manifest, if it's a good dive operation.
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answered May 15, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Ask the dm. Explain My experience. Så they Will team me up with some one suitable.
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answered Jun 8, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
I’ve been diving for close to 50 years and have taken the solo diver course. So, I generally stay close to the group but not too close.
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answered May 22, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I just keep my mouth shut an dive alone and follow the group.
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answered Jul 26, 2018 by sharkbait (45 points)
Ask DM if I can hang close to him
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