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Travel friendly solo diving?

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by jodylynn007, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Technical Diving Services Bonaire
  2. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Bristol, UK
    South coast UK. Not sure how easy it would be to hire a pony though. Also, no guarantee on getting out to dive. it depends on the wind. although this year has been pretty awesome, with excellent vis
  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Orlando, FL
    M/V Spree, liveaboard out of Key West, recognizes the SSI and PADI certifications for solo; on my one trip on the Spree (so far) I was not solo certified and buddied up with another diver, but I observed a certified solo diver / photographer on that trip. The accomodations on Spree are single bunks, so you also don't have the problem of sharing a 'stateroom' or paying a single-supplement.
  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    I don't know what places you have in mind but if you decide to visit Florida, there are dive operators that are solo friendly in many locations in south Florida including Jupiter and West Palm Beach.

    ---------- Post added July 15th, 2015 at 12:39 PM ----------

    I am disappointed to hear that. We were planning on taking another course with him this spring.

    Happy for him though.
  5. sportxlh

    sportxlh Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: formerly Palm Beach Gardens, FL: now Atlanta
    uncfnp is correct. Many of the dive boats will let you dive solo in this area. I almost always dive by myself though will occasionally buddy up with a friend. If you like drift diving, Boynton, WPB and Jupiter are fantastic: if you like to see sharks, turtles, goliath grouper,etc. this is also the spot for you. Operators in Pompano are also pretty good about letting solo certified divers dive solo as are a handful of shops in the Florida Keys.

    I know someone mentioned the Spree which is a great boat: another live-aboard, should you ever want to try one, is the Juliet which berths in Miami and heads to the Bahamas for a week of diving in the summer. They let me dive solo with my SDI cert card and redundant gear.

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