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.
To enrol in the PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course you must;
- Advanced Open Water Diver or higher certification
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Proof of 100 logged Scuba dives
- Be medically fit for diving
All standard SCUBA equipment is required, including
- Mask, snorkel, fins*
- Regulator (with alternate air source and gauges)
- Dive Computer
- Weight system
- At least one audible emergency signalling device
- Exposure protection suitable for the environment.
- A redundant breathing system (tank, regulator)
- Backup mask, computer and other items as specified by your instructor
Full equipment rental packages are available for an additional fee.
*We recommend that each diver has at a minimum their own mask and snorkel.