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

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

  1. ScubaErgoSum

    ScubaErgoSum Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Isle of Man
    21
    2
    0
    For a ton of reasons, not accounting for other people. Amusing myself by 'skydiving' off ledges to get to depth. To be able to practice skills in my own time and dive with no mask. To find a handy ledge at night to sit on in the dark, switch my light off and just exist. To have an extended period of silence driving there, kitting up, diving and de-kitting at my own pace and driving home. To find people in the car park when you surface having a sneaky bit of 'secluded' car sex, then turning my light on them and watching them drive off at speed :rofl3:

    Most importantly being able to dive exactly how I want, when I want for as long as I want.
     
  2. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    3,174
    2,997
    113
    LMAO.. You Limeys really are a perverted bunch! :wink:

    Reminds me of a trip to Bonaire years ago. I went for a little dive every night before bed, on the house reef. As I came back into shore, the lights from the hotel were pretty bright, so I just shut my light off as I swam up to the beach.

    One night, as I was in full stealth mode, I came across the legs of a couple that was... well, they were also "diving"... in a matter if speaking. And I was far closer than good manners would dictate. It's about the only time I wished I was on a rebreather... Anyway, I retreated and they were never the wiser.

    Incidentally, that was the same place that the dive shop manager disapproved of my solo night diving and requested that I stop or find a buddy. So every other night after that, I took out two tanks, and left one with a slow bleed going while I dove, so I could leave two empty tanks for him to find in the morning. :D
     
  3. ScubaErgoSum

    ScubaErgoSum Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Isle of Man
    21
    2
    0
    Ha ha haaa....I hope it was 36 too the miserable beggar :mooner:
     
  4. ScubaErgoSum

    ScubaErgoSum Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Isle of Man
    21
    2
    0
    Whoops that went a bit wrong, what is it with Brits and mooning anyways??
     
  5. sylpha

    sylpha Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: England
    565
    7
    0
    i think it came from rugby club trips

    say hello to the dragon for me
     
  6. scotthowes

    scotthowes Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NewBerlin New York
    210
    18
    18
    Who would want to paw in the mud looking for junk with me.I gave up asking .Plus ther are very few divers around me.
     
  7. Allison Finch

    Allison Finch Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    9,876
    8,502
    113
    Ahhh...when I solo I don't have to share that pygmy seahorse or boxer crab.......
     
  8. sylpha

    sylpha Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: England
    565
    7
    0
    and no idiot to kick the sh** up and ruin the photograph!
     
  9. TheYellowSubmarine

    TheYellowSubmarine Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    187
    3
    0
    I can take photos of the same subject for 20 minutes trying to get a shot 'just right' and not have my buddy threaten me with their dive knife :p

    If I want to go somewhere I just do. I don't have to try and get my buddies attention and tell them to go in that direction (or if they've moved on a bit and I have to catch up to them).

    It's much more peaceful. I don't have to worry about my buddy.

    It's nice to sometimes just be you and nature :)
     
  10. scotthowes

    scotthowes Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NewBerlin New York
    210
    18
    18
    Less stress only me to wrry about
     

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