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OK, 'fess up.... the Dark Side of Solo...

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Stoo, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Leftcoast of Canada
    4,981
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    I pee in my buddies drysuit when he's not looking and then just sort of give a disapproving look when he notices. Tsk tsk.
     
  2. MichiganScott

    MichiganScott Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Should be able to tell from username:)
    331
    4
    18
    Yeah I always dive wet, let me rephrase, yes I dive in a wet suit as opposed to a dry suit that um- becomes wet:cool2:
     
  3. gismonkey

    gismonkey Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Guam
    62
    3
    8
    I like being able to go as fast as I want from point A to point B without the oldsters complaining at me later :wink: When I'm swimming out to something specific, sometimes I just want to get there. We dove a wreck this morning with a 22-minute swim out there through open water (at 20 ft in a 100+ ft harbor full of jetskis) and I caught no end of grief for leading too fast. So, I dove another site solo this afternoon and got to just blast out there as fast as I wanted (~10 minutes out in 35 ft, a good 5 min. faster than with buddies).
     
  4. pir8

    pir8 NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Philadelphia
    2,659
    6
    38
    Actually I'm just the opposite. I wanna go super slow and it seems like everyone else wants to fly.
     
  5. it_mike

    it_mike Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Rock Hill, SC
    442
    7
    18
    I can either dive or be a buddy (babysitter), I cannot do both... and I love to dive.


    This has to be the toughest skill to master.

    Changing between the wetsuit and the dry in the same day, and remembering whether you're allowed to 'warm' yourself... ;D
     
  6. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Oahu, Hawaii
    1,283
    250
    83
    I don't always dive solo, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.
    Just kidding here

    I hate babysitting.

    It gives me bragging rights when I see something nobody else did.

    Because I'm not worried about anyone else's excitement level, I can explore a single rock for 20 minutes counting the numbers of species on it, then recount it just to be sure.
     
  7. jorgie

    jorgie Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wisconsin/Florida
    68
    2
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    I dove my lake this weekend. Two dives seaching for lost treasure, all by my lonesome :) May sneak out for another tomorrow :D
     
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  8. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ontario
    8,809
    9,450
    113
    Solo, you can spend 30 minutes in 5 ft viz looking at crayfish and rocks and just groove.
     
  9. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    3,174
    2,997
    113
    And what's (who's?) more groovy than crayfish!
     
  10. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    3,174
    2,997
    113
    I like when you're on a dive trip and you give the other secret-solo guy on the boat "the sign" that says "see you under the boat in an hour...". Nary a word is spoken and the anal DM never knows that you broke HIS rules. :)
     
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