Self Reliant Diver
The self reliant diving can provide a safer working environment for those that need to complete tasks independently underwater.
Lesson / Course Cost
- $270 pp
- $370 pp for private class
The course does not promote diving without a buddy but provides an opportunity to maximize safety if you dive alone and can also be used as one of the five speciality courses for the Master Scuba Diver Certification.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Know what equipment is required to safely dive without a dive buddy.
- Calculate your surface air consumption (SAC) rate and determine air requirements for a planned dive.
- Plan dives without a dive buddy while ensuring maximum safety.
Good To Know
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have a minimum of 100 logged dives.
- Successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor.
Required Student Equipment
All personal equipment required for the local environment as defined in the PADI general Standards including:
- Surface marker buoy such as a delayed signal buoy (DSMB) or lift bag with 30 metres/00 feet of line.
- Redundant air source – pony cylinder, twin cylinders with an isolation valve or side mount configuration. The redundant gas supply must be configured so that the diver can access it with one hand..
- Redundant depth gauge and bottom timer. or dive computer.
- Redundant signaling devices. (Both visual and audible.)
- Knife/cutting tool (except where locally prohibited.)
- Slate and pencil.
- Back-up mask, recommended.