Self-Reliant Diver

2 Days

3 Dives

Why go alone?

Although diving with a buddy is the norm, gone are the days where solo diving is considered taboo and there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.We highly recommend this course to any dive professional or recreational divers that have a need or wish for diving alone such as a photographer or a solo travelling diver for example.

Safety and solitude

With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experience diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy. Self-reliant diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place. If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you’ll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team.

But during a Self-Reliant diver course, you will learn the skills necessary to venture underwater solo if you care to do so. You learn how to plan dives on your own, practice how to set-up and deploy an alternate air source and get familiar with the concept of deconditioning panic by repeating certain movements over and over again so you will instinctively know what to do in an emergency. This includes handling a free-flowing regulator, switching masks underwater, and deploying a DSMB.

Book Course
Self-Reliant Diver
Does NOT Include PADI e-Learning
  • 18 Years Old
  • 100+ Logged Dives
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver *

* Or qualifying certification from another training organization

learn to
  • Plan solo dives
  • Add redundancy
  • Self-Rescue
  • Navigate
  • Deploy surface markers
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