Self Reliant Diver


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Although most scuba dives are made with a buddy, an experienced diver may want or need to make dives without a partner. During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. During three scuba dives, you develop skills for self-reliance and independence, while becoming a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.
Course: $249


During your program you'll go on three open water dives. You'll learn to prepare solo dive activities and develop your knowledge and techniques for solo diving.

Some of the topics covered in the PADI Self Reliant Diver Manual are:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of solo diving.
  • Proper procedures for buoyancy, out-of-air, and other emergencies.
  • Use of stage bottle techniques.
  • Disorientation and emergency procedures.
  • DSMB Deployment.

Course requirements:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Redundant air source (Sidemount or pony/stage bottle)
  • Surface Marker Buoy with reel for deployment

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