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 Post subject: Should you go solo?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:33 pm 
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Berangkat dari kecelakaan yang dialami sesama teman diver kita Beatrix Gultom (alm), I've found an article from Scuba Diving Magazine that hopefully could be usefull for anyone who would like to dive solo..

The Attitude
To enroll in a solo certification class, you must be at least 21, have 100 or more properly logged dives and hold an advanced open water certification.

But just as important is the right attitude. The freedom of solo diving comes with responsibility--to assess the risks, to stay within your limits, and to take complete responsibility for your safety.

The Solo Debate
In the often heated debate over solo diving, both sides agree on one fact: The majority of dive accidents occur when buddies become separated.

Proponents of the buddy system use this fact to argue the simple logic that two divers are better able to handle problems than one. They also argue that diving is a social activity meant to be shared.

Proponents of solo diving, however, look at the statistics and ask a pointed question: If divers are more likely to be injured when they are inadvertently separated from their buddies, why not train them to be more self-sufficient? They also argue that divers should not be saddled with the responsibility for another diver's safety.

Who's right? That's for you to decide.

'What's important in life
is not how many breaths we get to take
but those moments that take our breath away.'

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