divepirate wrote:quick question,
who did you do your dive course with?
Why do you ask?
Most agencies that teach new divers teach 'pair diving' practices, in that your 'buddy' is your backup in the event of equipment failure.
Diving solo, can be something that is ok for some but not okay for others.
If you are the sort of person who can get stressed about things, then perhaps solo diving is not for you.
Anything that can result in stress can result in poor decision making, leading to a 'cascade failure' where one poor decision can lead to another poor decision, and so on and so on.
When it comes to decision making, you start with a broad range of options, and as you select options the 'next choice' has less options, and so on until you are not left with any choices, but to select what may appear to be the 'only available option'.
Equipment selection helps give us more options to start with, but it is experience that gives us the 'depth of knowledge' in order to help us with decision making.
If your goal is to 'dive solo' ensure your dive career is initially 'paired up' with a well experienced dive buddy, who can help you along the path to where you want to be.
I cant think of anything more relaxing, than being in the downunder, breathing some nice clean fresh filtered 21% nitrox.