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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
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    We're off to see the Dragon and drift the calf sound tomorrow morning so will do Sylph. Hoping for our first basking sharks of the year too, it's bloomin planktony enough!
     
  2. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Knoxville, TN
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    I like that fact that all the animal are not scared of me... so taking pictures is really easy...put a bunch of hyper divers in the water, and everything hides.
     
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  3. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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    2,884
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    I just reread the last 20 pages of this old thread... More than a few snorts and giggles...

    Spring has sprung here. the boat's out of storage so I'm about ready to hit the water... solo or otherwise. I still have a little Belizian salt in my gear from a couple of weeks ago.
     
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  4. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    3,416
    623
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    Freedom. The freedom to do whatever the hell I want to do. The freedom to change my dive plan on the fly. The freedom to go wherever I want to go.

    Where I usually dive, going solo enables me to dive when you can't go diving with a buddy. When visibility is 6 inches and it's dark as night at 40 feet, diving with a buddy is more difficult than it's worth.
     
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  5. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Las Cruces NM
    3,817
    3,584
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    Just filled tanks may have to dive them before my buddy recovers from surgery guess it will be solo.
     
  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    6,849
    3,527
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    Thanks for pulling this one out of the dustbin!

    So, looking back on my old post, not much has really changed. There are times when I want to be alone and not worry if I'm going too slowly, staying too shallow, going too deep, not being attentive enough, on and on. It is all about my head being filled with thoughts and concerns for my buddy's feelings. Good or otherwise, it takes a lot away from my dive.

    God, there are times that I so love just splashing in the middle of the night with absolutely nobody around.
    :)
     
  7. olphart

    olphart Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    493
    111
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    AHA! Don't let Richard catch you soloing in the quarry!! :bicker:
     
  8. Ninelinegoby

    Ninelinegoby REEF Volunteer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York
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    72
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    I solo because..... If I want to spend 20 minutes looking for gobies and blennies I can.
    If I want to spend 20 minutes laying on the bottom just seeing everything I can
    If I want to spent my entire take to get that one picture.... I can
    My girlfriends my buddy, she's great but there are times I need to just be alone with the fish because i can.
    Solo is my happy place.
     
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  9. Ninelinegoby

    Ninelinegoby REEF Volunteer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York
    98
    72
    18
    I solo because..... If I want to spend 20 minutes looking for gobies and blennies I can.
    If I want to spend 20 minutes laying on the bottom just seeing everything I can
    If I want to spent my entire take to get that one picture.... I can
    My girlfriends my buddy, she's great but there are times I need to just be alone with the fish because i can.
    Solo is my happy place.
     
  10. Ninelinegoby

    Ninelinegoby REEF Volunteer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York
    98
    72
    18
    Sorry about the double post
     

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