PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course
The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course lets you identify and and develop self-reliance and independence while diving. This course is great to develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary, and to sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, which in addition makes you stronger in a dive pair or team.
The Self-Reliant Diver course teaches you:
- The value and application of the buddy system.
- The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
- Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
- The value of equipment redundancy, and what backup equipment is needed.
- Dive planning and gas management.
PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course Content
- Two Day Course
- Includes a session of theory, and 4 dives, 3 of which are training dives.
- You’ll learn about Self Rescue, what equipment is required, how to formulate a dive plan, and management of dive emergencies.
When can I Start?
Courses are run on specific trips with prior arrangement. Bookings are Essential.
PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course – $ 595.00.
Gold Club members $545.00.
(cost of course can be reduced if a group is completing the course).
- Three Dives at the Solitary Islands Marine Park aboard our Dive Boat.
- Additional Self-Reliant dive at the Solitary Islands.
- Knowledge Development and Equipment Set-up Workshop.
- PADI Self-Reliant Diver Certification Card.
- Dive Equipment Hire NOT included – $55 extra per day; if required.
You must be a certified Padi Advanced Open Water Diver, and a minimum of 100 logged dives. You must be over 18 years of age to complete this course.
You must successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a Padi Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor.
No Dive medical is required provided you are medically fit, proof of medical fitness is required.
- Standard Dive Equipment (BCD, Regulator, weights, mask, fins)
- Surface marker buoy with at least 30metres of line.
- Redundant gas source – pony cylinder. Must be accessible with one hand.
- Redundant depth gauge and bottom timer, or dive computer.
- Redundant surface signaling devices (Both visual and audible)
- Knife/Cutting tool.
- Slate & Pencil
- Back up mask.