PADI SELF RELIANT CERTIFICATION
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. The perfect course for dive professionals at every level, photographers or even keen cave/wreck divers, develop your independent skills whilst also becoming a stronger dive partner.
The PADI Self-Reliant Diver course includes two parts:
- Knowledge Development – You will start in the classroom with an experienced instructor who will go through the concepts of redundant equipment along with setting up and rigging a redundant gas supply, gas planning and dealing with an emergency when going solo.
- Open Water Dives – Over the course of 2 days you will conduct 3 open water dives with an instructor practising the following and more whilst you discover a whole new diving experience:
- Calculating gas consumption to effectively plan redundant gas supply
- Responding to simulated emergencies without the assistance of a buddy
- Dive pre-planning involving your surface support to ensure contingencies are in place
- Performing basics such as pre-dive checks, streamlining and navigation without the assistance of a buddy
- Age: 18 years old and above
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and above, or equivalent, from an alternative agency
- Minimum of 100 logged dives
- Good physical health – You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us