Being a solo diver, whether diving alone or in a buddy pair, offers many benefits to both safety and recreation but does inherit a higher risk factor when applied in the wrong scenario.
In this example of a commercial diving operation, the combination of standard commercial diving techniques and technical diving procedures proved to be possible to implement in a safe and successful way.
In terms of the social aspects, when our professionalism or competency is threatened, we are liable to put up defenses.
One of the major focuses of the conference was improving diving safety and a full afternoon was spent in heated discussions on this topic during two joint sessions.
There is a common misconception within the recreational diving community that decompression theory is a well understood process.