Posted by Steve on March 13, 2001 at 10:02:04:
In Reply to: Re: Solo Diving posted by MHK on March 13, 2001 at 09:26:18:
Precisely, the watering down of courses has resulted in churning out many sub-standard divers. Thus the birth of the solo card.
When divers get on boats looking to buddy up, the diver that possesses the solo cert shows independence and experience. I read the RSD article, 100 dives minimum plus many other equipment requirements and a current physical. I perfer to buddy up but if I had a solo card I could refuse an inappropriate buddy or just go solo whatever I want. If I buddy up I like to do it with someone who dives to similar depths and conducts similar activity. It doesn't always work out that way and you may have a bad time. Spearguns and cameras don't gell. These two types of divers are your solo breed and they are many.
I don't know Mr. Gilliam and won't start bashing the unknown but I would like to see some competition in this 'charge' to the forefront. Later, I'm going to seat back and enjoy the show.
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