(Note: This is where a picture of a Self-reliant diver would go, but there was no one else there to take their picture.)
There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:
- To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.
- To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.
The PADI Self-Reliant diver course is taught as a combination of knowledge developments, possible confined water dives and at least 3 open water dives with the last being conducted as a solo dive, if the student chooses to do so.
This course and solo diving in general is meant for experienced divers. Students must be at least Advanced Open water divers and have logged at least 100 dives. A skills assessment will be conducted prior to enrollment in the course
.There are special equipment considerations when conducting Solo/Self-Reliant dives. Students must have:
- SMB/Lift bag with a spool or reel with min. 100ft of line.
- Redundant Gas source. Single with Pony bottle, Doubles or in Sidemount.
- Redundant depth gauge and bottom timer, or dive computer
- Redundant surface signaling devices (both visual and audible)
- Knife/cutting tool
- Slate and pencil
- Back-up mask
Call or Email us to set up the Self Reliant diver course. Course Fee is $299.