DiverfromBaskingRidge - 9/12/2017 10:58 AM
You dont have to dive solo to be self-sufficient.

Get more dives in and critique yourself on what you did, did not do, and what you could have done better. Self-sufficient in my eyes is about being a better diver, better buddy, and understanding the risks inherent in a new dive site, using new equipment or some other dive experience that you have not come across previously. Anyone that wants to be in the sport long term needs to become self-sufficient in my opinion.