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SDI Solo training in Cayman

Discussion in 'SDI/TDI/ERDI' started by Fastmarc, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along...

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kingston, Jamaica
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    Hello,
    I would like to make the hop over to Cayman for the purpose of doing the SDI Solo course.
    Last year I contacted Stingray Watersports and they replied that they could do it, but now that I am ready they replied that they no longer would be able to do it as their instructor in no longer with them. They had recommended I contact In-depth watersports, but I have not heard back from them as yet.

    Can anyone make a recommendation?
     
  2. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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    Contact InDepth thru the WhatsApp. Natt Rob is the owner.
     
  3. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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    According to someone I spoke to they don’t teach the course because it is illegal to solo dive in the Caymans.
     
  4. Divetech Cayman

    Divetech Cayman Barracuda

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    Solo diving technically is not illegal in Cayman. It's just very frowned upon here. We at Divetech don't allow it because we are members of CITA, and they don't allow it in their rules and regs.

    That said we do teach the SDI solo diving class, and the PADI self-reliant diver. Teaching the solo diving class is not 'solo diving' as you're with your instructor. If Nat an In-Depth cannot do it, let us know.

    Tony
     
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  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    If you search for dive centers on the SDI website teaching solo, you get Indepth, Stingray, Divetech, and Off the Wall
     
  6. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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    Hmmm. I stand corrected, good to know.
     
  7. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along...

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kingston, Jamaica
    1,547
    439
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    I did that last year and messaged all that were listed through their website (can't remember if it was as much as 4 though), but only Stingray replied, so I was going to go with them. The plan didn't work out for last year though and now they can't do it.
     
  8. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along...

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kingston, Jamaica
    1,547
    439
    83
    I sent a message through their website, so now awaiting a reply.
     
  9. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    12,421
    8,344
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    Sounds like Divetech would work
     
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  10. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Location: CT
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    Urgh. Once again unless it changed cita addresses solo diving when boat diving. Nothing about shore.
     
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