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Solo Diving in almost 0vis water

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Frank Dieber, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Frank Dieber

    Frank Dieber Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greenwood Lake N.Y.
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    When I signed up it asked how many Legitimate logged dives I had since cert. that was the honest answer. I’m a very literal person. Your the second person that has suggested I should change it so I just did. I couldn’t agree with you more about the instabuddy. Iv have played around on SB for a while now but never came across the solo side of it that’s why I posted this thread. Then one of the moderators moved me to the right place This is great in here haha everyone I talk to about solo diving it’s like having a child out of wedlock. You all are the first people I get to talk to that make sense to me.
     
  2. caruso

    caruso Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
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    Yes, that "logged dives" question that should probably be changed to say "number of dives". Lots of divers don't log their dives and some have thousands of them.

    I get a lot of that especially from non divers. "You dive alone? That's CRAZY!"
     
  3. Frank Dieber

    Frank Dieber Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greenwood Lake N.Y.
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  4. Frank Dieber

    Frank Dieber Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greenwood Lake N.Y.
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    I just realized your a long islander we are practically Neighbors do you ever go to Dutch out in PA?
     
  5. caruso

    caruso Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
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    I've been there, years ago. Every once in a while on an off weekend I think "Maybe I'll go to Dutch". Then I think to myself, "Do I want to drive a total of about 5 hours (round trip) to dive in cold murky water on a van, some small boats, or even a suspended helicopter"? The answer from inside my head is always "no".But it's not out of the question. Swimming through a school bus still beats a great day of work.

    I bought a boat 2 years ago and have been diving wrecks and jetties off of Port Jefferson, NY. Always looking for company, if you're ever interested send me a message.
     
  6. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
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    I remember my instructor told me a story how he had an assignment to count clams in some large river (maybe Hudson, I forgot), so he searched in the mud in zero vis till he ran out of air and found exactly one clam. So some folks do this.
     
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  7. BikerBecca

    BikerBecca ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco
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    0 visibility. Come dive with me here in Monterey Bay. We call that a good day. LOL!!!!
     
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  8. Wathdoc

    Wathdoc Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: uk
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    If the viz is below a metre or so, depending on the site and how comfortable you are with it there is no real problem. I now tend to dive solo in north wales, if I could not accept poor viz I would rarely dive. Sure its a different type of dive, but it has its own joys.
     
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  9. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Ireland
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    A system we used for years at salvage in poor vis was to use a standby diver on the surface, the diver and standby were in contact using a shot line and system of bells and pulls.
     
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  10. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Virginia
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    I view it as a learning opportunity too. I like meeting new people and checking out new (to me) gear configurations. I’ve adopted a few changes to my gear setup based upon observations of other divers gear setup, as well as advice that I’ve received.
     
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