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Personal Limits to Solo Diving

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by bradymsu, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Diver-Drex

    Diver-Drex Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: US east coast
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    So far it’s 160ffw on mix, with 20 minutes of deco. But 80-100fsw, 20’ vis, no deco dives have been typical for many years. Self reliant, same ocean type dives.
     
  2. Cdncoldwater

    Cdncoldwater Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlantic Canada
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    I did it because of back issues and have become comfortable with it; definitely a very good platform for solo with gas management already ingrained and entanglement on the back is reduced. Also I have front thigh pockets on my dry suit which makes retrieving my back up mask or my DSMB etc much easier.
     
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  3. 100days-a-year

    100days-a-year Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: NE Florida
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    Yes, probably several hundred times. I used to go deeper but the risk/ reward and deco time are less attractive. Several thousand dives deeper than 130' on air or lean nitrox.
     
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  4. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Missouri
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  5. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

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    My golden rule of solo diving - Make sure you are not diving with an idiot!
     
    R80, rx7diver, Wathdoc and 12 others like this.
  6. Wathdoc

    Wathdoc Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: uk
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    Although I have solo dived to 57m they are generally very shallow 10m or less. Would say why, but given the past year I am not sure that I remember what diving is!
     
  7. hedonist222

    hedonist222 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Dubai, AbuDhabi, United Arab Emirates
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    I would not solo dive any site where the seabed is deeper than 40 meters (130 feet).
    And especially won't dive sites where the seabed is hundreds of meters deep.
     
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  8. tarponchik

    tarponchik Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
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    As for me, it is the opposite question: what kind of diving will I do when not limited by a buddy?
     

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