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Bad attitudes about solo diving are still prevalent

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by 2airishuman, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think you are talking about only some parts of Florida. The ROE for panhandle, east coast and Keys are not the same.
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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  3. RockiesFan

    RockiesFan Solo Diver

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    99% of all you tube dive videos are cringeworthy.
     
    Wingy and Rollin Bonz like this.
  4. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along... ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Rollin Bonz

    Rollin Bonz Solo Diver

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    Second guy was so impressed by the 1st guy's technique he immediately replicated it.
     
  6. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    Why don't these divers put a little air into their BCD and get off the bottom?

    SeaRat
     
  7. RockiesFan

    RockiesFan Solo Diver

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    Or better yet, do the world a favor and quit diving?
     
  8. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    I've read every page in this thread and find myself baffled by a few things...

    "Bicycle helmet laws are the reason no one cycles in Australia" - Er Wot? Distance is the reason not a lot of people use bicycles as their primary mode of transport and I've bought up two kids under mandatory bike helmet laws and never heard anyone complain. If anything the hardcore Spandex crew are given extra protection that annoys drivers. We have to stay 1m away from them at all times yet still I get stuck behind a bunch of them 3 abreast with helmets on.

    There are no laws governing Solo diving in West Australia. If I choose to go look at the bottom of the Rottnest Trench and die, that's my fault, my families problem and worst that happens is the coroner finds you responsible for your own death and you get a crappy news segment with someone official reiterating the dangers of solo diving.

    I was diving this morning - by myself - as a chronic insomniac I'm not having a lot of luck finding 4am buddies. I found a sweet spot with lots of leafy and weedy sea dragons, blue ringed octos in ridiculous numbers and a whole lot more in 6m. Just on dawn I got the biggest scare I've had underwater when another solo diver who I had no idea was there (he had no idea I was there either) came into sight. We both almost spat out our regs in surprise...and after a few new hand signals and laughs finished the dive together. Talking once we were out of the water he mentioned he was the local doctor who also never tells his wife. I don't tell my parents or kids for the same reason. Lecture avoidance. So was that a solo dive or what? I went in solo but came out with a buddy??

    I'm a new diver compared to many here but I had a good 6 or 7 years before I started solo in a few sites I'm very familiar with....if anyone takes exception and thinks I'm "ruining it" for the dive community well...you're most entitled to you're opinion. What you are not entitled to is storming up to me and "educating/berating" me.
     
  9. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Or better yet, just stop breathing. Their blatent disregard is certain to carry on through every aspect of their life.
     
  10. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Beavis and Butthead go scuba.
     

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