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    Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Hello to Al Solo-Divers.

    Do you recognize this?

    You plan to dive one of your favorite dive places Solo.
    You arrive on the dive plase,start kitting up.
    The only problem,the zipper of your dry-suit is on your back.
    Now you have to ask someone to close the thing.
    The first person you ask flips completely.
    Closing the zipper of a Solo-Divers dry-suit?
    He rather have you grilled on the Barbecue.

    In over 20 years of diving ,I've more than 1000 hours of Solo-Diving in my logbook.Over 700 hours on my Inspiration.
    On hundreds of dives I had to explain why I dive Solo.

    One big reason!! I LIKE TO DIVE SOLO !!!

    While driving home from one of these dives I came up with 2 ideas.

    1-Buy a dry-suit with the zipper in the front.A self donning dry-suit.

    2-Start a club for Solo-Divers.


    To become a member of The Solodivers club.
    Go to Home

    Membership is free.
    If you like to have a membership card (same material like the normal C-cards) Solodiversclub ask a one time constribution of 40 euro's to cover the cost.(Post&package,printing ,materials,etc.)

    For the forum I ask if you keep it Polite.
    In al my years of Solo-Diving,I had enough of bashing.

    Solodiversclub is not a training centre.We don't give any certifications.

    Just like get a club for like minded divers.
    So,when next time someone ask you what diving club you are.
    Hold a"International Solo Divers Club" menbership card under his face.

    Best Regard.

    Andre Constantin
    Middle-Europe.

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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Just use some rope to close the zipper.

    Lately I use a lot the "nobody wants to dive with me" line. Bonus: use a sad face. Works great so far.
    You see them thinking.... "Should I feel sorry for him or should I just judge him?".

    Which is true btw. Who wants to fool around on the reefs and drop-offs for 3 hours straight?
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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Nice job with the club. For your dry suit: A rope tied to your car with a smal hook on the end will do the job !
    Just filled in the registration on your site
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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Thanks for the tips,but now it is time for one of these fancy "self donning dry suits"

    Cheers
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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Front Zip dude! Best way to go, have it on all my suits! To hell with all that buddy´s that never have time or find the conditions too bad to dive!

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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    About 80% of my dives are solo as well and on several occasions have taken flack from other divers. Not opposed to diving with people but I do really the serenity of solo dive. Been diving self entry most of the time but did have a back zip a while back and I bought a cheap dig leash to close it. Self entry is the way to go for sure.

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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    the Solodivers club only seems to have 1 member

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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Picture of the c-card?

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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    What good is a buddy closing your dry suit when he/she does not close it completely!!!!!!

    I've got a C-card for solo-diving open circuit. Why not a C-card for solo diving closed.

    Regards

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    Re: Don't shoot the Solo-Diver!!!!

    Hey.
    It is a memberships card not a certifications card.I've hung my instr.status on the trees.20 years Underwater Baby sitting was long enough.
    See the website,there is a exampel.Still have to do some work on it.

    Cheers

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