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How common is solo RB diving?

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Marie13, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    Fiona Sharp’s death in Bonaire yesterday makes me ask just how common is solo RB diving.
     
  2. cathal

    cathal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ireland
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    Hard to calculate.
     
  3. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
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    I wouldn’t think it would be any less common than solo OC diving. With all the checklists and the need to build experience on a unit, I would think those are exactly the kind of people who would dive solo.
     
  4. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    no way to know

    "same ocean" diving is incredibly common already and I would guess more prevalent among divers actually configured to have a completely independent system along. So OC SM divers and most CCR divers. Plus anyone with a pony bottle.
     
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  5. cathal

    cathal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ireland
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    I do it for training with a BOV plumbed into my off-board Ali80, max depth no more than 37M with no deco.
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
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    My mindset (OC diver), and the others I have experienced who are on RB units, is that every dive is a solo dive.... I may be there for someone else, but I do not expect anyone to be there for me......

    YMMV
     
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  7. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
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    In my experience, pretty common. YMMV.
     
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  8. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Raleigh, NC
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    Probably 25% of my CCR dives are solo. I try to stay above 200' and <30 minutes deco.
     
  9. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
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  10. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: United States
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    Not uncommon.
     

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