PADI Self-Reliant Diver

selfreliantAlthough 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 the course you develop skills for self-reliance and independence, while becoming a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

What will I learn?

  • Self rescue.
  • Self Reliant Diving.
  • Equipment for Self Reliant Diving.
  • Dive Planning.
  • Independent Management of Dive Emergencies .


  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
  • Have a minimum 100 logged dives.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Speciality Instructor.

How many dives do I have to do?
The course consists of three dives.

How do I start the course?
Contact Frank by email or call 07866 361898

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