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    I thought you wanted a country without restrictive laws? The boat tenders freedom to shoot you in the water and leave you to the sharks is his right under such circumstances.

    Besides, what does a Solo Diver have to fear from pesky mortars and the odd sniper?

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    It would not be nearly as risky as you suggest. I think you are more likely to surface intact and find you boat tender has joined with the pirates who will be notifying your family of the need to come up with a couple million in ransom. If they shoot you, they don't get the cash.

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    Maybe you can get a job as a somali diver then the hijacked boats wouldn't see you coming.

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    When the putty hits the fan you need to be able to handle it and understand these risks before you get into the water. This is the basic topics that are/should be covered in all training. Solo diving is no different to any other type of dive. Understand the risk and life by your choice. These attributes are but not limited to:

    Gas Management & Planning
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    Common Sense!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajduplessis View Post
    When the putty hits the fan you need to be able to handle it and understand these risks before you get into the water. This is the basic topics that are/should be covered in all training. Solo diving is no different to any other type of dive. Understand the risk and life by your choice. These attributes are but not limited to:

    Gas Management & Planning
    Dive Planning
    Dive Risk & Benefit Assessment
    Self Rescue & Safety
    Problem Solving & Elimination
    Equipment & Configuration and Redundancy
    Physical & Mental Evaluation
    Common Sense!!!!!!!!
    All of which should have been covered in OW class because all of this is directly related and important to buddy diving as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajduplessis View Post
    When the putty hits the fan you need to be able to handle it and understand these risks before you get into the water. This is the basic topics that are/should be covered in all training. Solo diving is no different to any other type of dive. Understand the risk and life by your choice. These attributes are but not limited to:

    Gas Management & Planning
    Dive Planning
    Dive Risk & Benefit Assessment
    Self Rescue & Safety
    Problem Solving & Elimination
    Equipment & Configuration and Redundancy
    Physical & Mental Evaluation
    Common Sense!!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob DBF View Post
    All of which should have been covered in OW class because all of this is directly related and important to buddy diving as well.


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    True, but most of those topics are covered in follow-on classes or elective specialties ... and gas management isn't covered at all anymore at the recreational level ... not if you're strictly following agency standards anyway ...

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