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Solo cert

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Unbent, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. DiverGirl1972

    DiverGirl1972 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Central, PA
    Robert E. Marks was my instructor. He works out of the LeHigh Valley Dive Center. I also did the online course and we did the dives/classwork at Dutch as a group in one day. I really enjoyed the course. Check out their website....solo is listed under advanced courses.
  2. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Canada
    I'm pretty sure it's required the guy actually verifies your skill set and not just sits on shore. First dive was with my instructor performing skills, such as getting out of an entanglement.
  3. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    When I took the SDI Solo course, the instructor was definitely in the water watching me, discussed performance (or my version of it) between dives and gave me feedback. That's the way it's supposed to be from what I understand.

  4. jbomb001

    jbomb001 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: norther new york
    U mentioned living upstate. How far up is upstate I'm an hr north of syracuse-ny and I know that there is a shop I deal with in Syracuse that would gladly teach you. If that is not too far to travel.

    Sent from my galaxy S5 Active.
  5. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    I'm curious about how badly you were entangled, as I wound up with a really bad entanglement issue on Saturday when diving from a boat charter (and two divers saw me. One misunderstood the "problem" and come here motion and the other wanted nothing to do with my predicament - as I was informed topside) as I was solo diving/taking pictures. It took me about 15 minutes and 1000 PSI to get through it. If I burned through 500 more PSI, I was just going to start cutting. I was able to untangle myself completely except for the line around the valve/first stage. I was able to stuff the spool and tangled line into my pocket. Then I proceeded to continue diving until my cutoff pressure.

    I think this is a very important skill to practice in a controlled environment.
  6. Pyramid65

    Pyramid65 Solo Diver


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