Skindiver Just feelin it
- Reaction score
- Just East of Australian landfall
- # of dives
- 100 - 199
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I just scanned the card, and cannot tell what number is there, if any. There is a number hand-written in the lower right corner of the front of the card, but I cannot tell if that's my number, or Roy France's instructor number. We had to "import" Roy from California to come up to Salem, Oregon to do the pool work and classroom work. Then he went to Newport, Oregon to give us our open water work under the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
This is going to twist some knickers, but if I'm headed out on a boat with others (others with any or all levels of competence) then I need to be reassured that NONE of them will become my responsibility. Otherwise, I won't book a seat.
IMHO, to evaluate your own solo mindest, (not @Doc Harry) one should go to a secluded back bay and learn how to dive the high tides with nobody in sight. Nobody in earshot. No hope of a random passer-by. Zero chance of a first responder. You and you alone.
This is the essence of solo diving. A solo diver knows that there will NEVER be anyone who could possibly help in any way. On the other side of the coin, you will NEVER be responsible for anyone other than yourself.
And this includes the captain and the crew
Solo where you are able to devote all your efforts to any situation you may find yourself!