Like it or not, certified for solo diving or not, the general rule is everyone dives with a buddy. You do a buddy check together before you dive and you stay close to each other during the dive. The latter is a flexible concept, but the general rule is a maximum of 4 meters. This way you can help each other in case of an emergency, share the fantastic experience of diving, and so on. Of course there is a guide, but he or she simply does not have 8 arms or eyes. The guide’s priority is to lead the group and keep it as a whole safe and comfortable during a dive. So take care of each other and share your dive with your buddy in a responsibly. Remember that your buddy is not your life partner and you can always switch.