So youre callin me out on the tanks huh? Well then looks like I'll be needin some tanks! LOL yeah, my buddy was a "no limits" kinda dude since we were kids. He never let a life threatening situation get in the way of a good time., ya know? He would go out alone at 350ft. One day the coast guard found him in a ball on the deck of his boat float'in around for 2-3 days with his tanks and gear still on.. Probably got Nit-Narc and lost track of time and then freaked out on the way up. I never liked that kind of deep diving. Broke my ear drum once after a cold and couldn't clear my estuation tube. Too much to keep track of , cold, high risk, etc. He just liked it because there was a chance of death...he was a fearless dude..but a little fear is appropriate sometimes. I just wanted to catch some dinner.
Nah, not calling you out, you know what's the right thing to do. Jeez (your bud)...350? Really? That's a bunch of water..and "solo"? that's, like you say, a death wish...horrible way to go.
But @smlobx called it, way better options elsewhere. If has to be OBX, my opinion, you are better off kayak/SUPing out into the sound, where it starts to get deep, then snorkel from there - better yet, the west side of Gull Island at the drop off.
Sorta off subject, but diving related, as posted elsewhere, the Netflix documentary "Last Breath" is definitely worth a watch