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    This is solo related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Largo View Post
    I took the SDI solo diver course a couple of years ago. Unless you have your own boat, it's the only way to spend any time looking at small animals, like tube worms, tunicates, etc.

    It sucks to spend $100 to chase some hyper-active stranger around a reef, burning up an AL80 in 30 minutes, and see absolutely nothing.
    Are you booking "solo trips" or are you going out with a group and just don't follow the cattle heard? As a group of 2-4 divers, we have asked about not following the group and wanting to be on our own basically stay around the boat and wait for the group to return. This would allow us to do our own thing and see what we want. In our experience the dive operator does not want to do this for whatever reason...safety and wanting to keep everybody together or maybe even they are worried about their tip.

    Our wives will not do boat dives simply because they want to pretty much stay in one area and take pictures of small things. They don't want to have to keep up with a group.

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    I've been considering taking the solo diver course. (I was thinking how to word this sentence.) As most of you know, my husband has retired, we have a boat, and he doesn't dive. Even thought about buying a house because the river was divable.

    The last time I went on a dive boat in Cozumel and got insta buddied, I wanted to cancel the 2nd dive. If I want to be in a cattle herd, I'll stay at Twisted Creek with my own cows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snagel View Post
    Are you booking "solo trips" or are you going out with a group and just don't follow the cattle heard? As a group of 2-4 divers, we have asked about not following the group and wanting to be on our own basically stay around the boat and wait for the group to return. This would allow us to do our own thing and see what we want. In our experience the dive operator does not want to do this for whatever reason...safety and wanting to keep everybody together or maybe even they are worried about their tip.

    Our wives will not do boat dives simply because they want to pretty much stay in one area and take pictures of small things. They don't want to have to keep up with a group.

    Snagel
    I usually book a ride alone. It's hard to find a buddy who has free time at the same time as myself.

    I like Megalodon Charters in Venice, FL. They were very flexible, professional, and reasonable regarding solo diving.

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    Looking for someone to dive solo with. message me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snagel View Post
    Are you booking "solo trips" or are you going out with a group and just don't follow the cattle heard? As a group of 2-4 divers, we have asked about not following the group and wanting to be on our own basically stay around the boat and wait for the group to return. This would allow us to do our own thing and see what we want. In our experience the dive operator does not want to do this for whatever reason...safety and wanting to keep everybody together or maybe even they are worried about their tip.

    Our wives will not do boat dives simply because they want to pretty much stay in one area and take pictures of small things. They don't want to have to keep up with a group.

    Snagel
    this is interesting. i've never been told this. maybe it has to do with where you are diving?

    outside of hawaii where we basically had a guide, i never follow the herd. that's what dive flags are for. of course, it's different if we are tied to a wreck. but, even then i've never been told by a boat op to stick with the herd. we're simply urged to keep the wreck in site and come up with enough air to get you to the surface.
    i'm not as think as you drunk i am ...

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    Locally we do our own thing, but when we have taken boat dives in the Caribbean (Coz, Roatan, Grand Cayman, and Mexico) that is what we have experienced. Obviously, in Bonaire and Curacao we didn't have this problem because we did all shore diving.

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    I'm interested in doing solo dives, but I've got a bit of experience to gain before I get there. Maybe in a couple of years.

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    Most definitely TK. I don't solo dive as my only method. I use it for either spear fishing (something I haven't done in years...), photography-not that I'm good at it but I still like to do it-and when I go to places I'm familiar with when my buddy can't make it. The minimum requirements for the class are 100+ dives, over 18 and AOW. Gear needs include: reel with SMB, rebundant air source (independant doubles or pony bottle set up-30/40 cu ft recemended) spare mask, redundant dive timer/computer and a few more.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    I havent solo dove since summer. Buddy and I went diving and he swam off like a lightning bolt. LOL

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