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Dive holiday solo freaks me out...

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Nasenbaer, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Illinois
    You are doing the right thing by wrapping your head around it well before you submerge. You are getting good advice. Make sure you are at the point where the freaking out part is completed before you dive. Being concerned in an informed way and plans to actively address those concerns as need be firmly in place is the place to be (head space wise). You get there you will have it covered. All else (i.e. clueless w/o concern and hoping for the best or still freaking out) is sort of a bad idea uw.
    Nasenbaer likes this.
  2. CJS

    CJS Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney
    I don't know if you got to do this trip or will get to do it, but I have dived in Bali multiple times on my own. Most places I used will just give you your own guide or maybe with one other diver. If they could not guarantee that I'd pay a little bit extra to get my own guide. Insta-buddies can be great or painful and it is worth the extra $20 to avoid the painful.
    CanadaDan and chillyinCanada like this.
  3. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    One important aspect of diving (solo or in a team) is ones mental state and preparedness. Many incidents are harmless unless you become stressed and panic and start making bad decisions. It helps to discuss risks and fears in advance so that you have coping methods for these situations.

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