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Solo exercises?

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers' started by Wilderness Medic, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Wilderness Medic

    Wilderness Medic Nassau Grouper

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    Anyone have some exercises to practice by yourself when trainings just don't happen enough or keep getting cancelled?

    All I can think of is blacking out my mask and working on fine motors kills like tying and untying things at the bottom of a pool.

    Any advice on training and staying fresh solo appreciated...
     
  2. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

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  3. Wilderness Medic

    Wilderness Medic Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    ????
     
  4. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
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    I don't do specific practice sessions, but now and again, I'll shut some valves and isolators off, swap regs and stuff. I almost always have my camera with me, so I'll so this with my stuff dangling from a lanyard.

    <---- This profile pic was taken during one of those sessions, in 150' of 38° water. I lived.

    PS. You don't actually need to black your mask out. You can just shut your eyes. You are the candidate in that test, but also the Instructor. If you cheat, you'll know it!

    PPS I didn't realize I was in a Pulic Service Forum, so just ignore me. Although I have done about 2000 or maybe even 2500 solo dives.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2016
  5. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    No mask exercises, switch from primary mask to back- up, practice going to bailout, practice disentanglement....
     
  6. Wilderness Medic

    Wilderness Medic Nassau Grouper

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    Maybe that's why the first guy deleted... Yeah exercises for PSDs....

    I'm good with masks off reg swaps all that stuff is fairly simple.

    Storm diver how do practice entanglement? Sounds like one ex cerise that should be practiced in a group with a dedicated safety.
     
  7. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    Probably should have 1 person to help if needed. Thinking as a solo instructor, as I am right there to help, if needed. Probably not useful to you in your situation. As "simple" as those exercises are... It never ever hurts to go back to the basics.
     
  8. Diver51031

    Diver51031 Angel Fish

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    I used to do search patterns i.e. sweep and jackstays with my eyes closed and line signals when the someone was around to help.
    Also I solo dove alot of blackwater farm ponds to practice as well.
    Even if you only have 1 or 2 divers or shore help you can do practice on your own.
     

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