PADI Self-Reliant Diver Speciality
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.
What Will You Learn?
The PADI Self-Reliant Diver course sharpens your dive skills, making you a stronger partner in a dive pair or team. And you'll learn more about the potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
During this course you will learn about:
How to dive alone responsibly
The value of equipment redundancy and what backup equipment is needed
Dive planning and gas management
Sending up SMBs
Planning organizing and making self-reliant dives
You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives.
You must be a minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) you can begin this Speciality Diver course.
You must be a minimum of 18 years old.
There is a classroom presentation session with a qualified PADI Instructor will ensure that you fully understand the information required and knowledge reviews.
Confined Water Dives
Your instructor will make an assessment of your skills in either Confined or Open Water.
There are 3 Open Water qualifying dives, usually completed over 1 day.
Open Water Dives
Dive skills assessment
PADI certification fee
Full equipment hire including drysuit
We offer flexible course timetabling to meet your schedule and work with small groups to ensure personal tuition at all times.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can add a £10 donation to the PADI Project Aware charity and receive a special decorative Project Aware cert card - please ask for details.
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.