Solo with no BCD?

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ginti

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And you said you weren't going to reply. :(

Never. I said "do not expect me to reply" about a very specific topic, not in general. And I didn't reply you about that topic (mentioned in your answer).

Anyway... I hope you take it as easy as me :) It isn't a competition between users, no one will be the winner. Just exchange of ideas.

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So I guess flying a single engine, single seat aircraft with just an altimeter, air speed indicator and gyro horizon, no parachute, radio no GPS is out of the question.
 

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So I guess flying a single engine, single seat aircraft with just an altimeter, air speed indicator and gyro horizon, no parachute, radio no GPS is out of the question.
All those early aviators flying around without GPS... All those engineers designing with a slide rule and no computers...
 
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Amazed this thread is still going. In the end I didn't dive solo with my drysuit alone as I felt I was insufficiently experienced. Either way I appreciate all the comments and debate on this thread from which I've learned a lot. Many thanks!
 

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Duplicate post, please delete
 

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I often dive solo to clean boat bottoms with no BC. In this case, I am in warm water with no suit, usually in about 10 feet of water & not going deeper than 5 or 6 feet. When cleaning boat bottoms, the less gear I bring, the less I have to clean smelly bottom growth debris off of when I get out. A BC can be tough to get the stench out of. If I weight correctly, I start a couple of pounds negative & end about neutral or a pound positive. If I need emergency buoyancy (which is not likely) I could drop my weight belt.

I will sometimes do rec dives to about 30' with no BC in areas that I know well. This makes the rig very streamline, especially if I use an aluminum 40 for a primary tank. It's almost like free diving.
 
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