PADI Self-Reliant Diver


• Do you ever find yourself all alone on a dive?

• Do you sometimes dive with an inexperienced diver?

• Ever been unsure of buddy you dive with?

• Or an instructor, assistant instructor or divemaster who like more confidence when taking new students diving?

The PADI Self-Reliant Diver course has been developed to help those divers who anticipate that in-water problems will have to be solved without the aid of a buddy. The purpose of the Self-Reliant diver course is recognise and accept the role of the buddy system and its contribution to diver safety while identifying and developing self reliance and independence while diving.

Why would an experienced diver consider taking this course?

• To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.

• To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger buddy in pair or team.

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During the course you will learn about-

• The value and application of the buddy system.

• The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a buddy.

• Potential risks of diving alone and how to manage them.

• The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.

The course involves three dives during which you will practice and perfect your skills for appropriate out of gas drills, redundant air source set up and management, buoyancy control and trim and backup mask exchange underwater.

Course prerequisites-

• 18 years old or over.

• PADI Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent.

• Logged a minimum of 100 dives.

The cost of the course is £250 and includes equipment, entrance fee to Wraysbury Dive Centre and certification.

Please be aware this is NOT a solo diver course nor does it give you the right to solo diving upon completion.

Want to be a proper solo diver then you want the SDI Solo diver course, still the worlds only solo diving qualification.

For more information or to sign up give us a call on 01784 488007