The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety, while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving.
There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:
This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility. This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:
During the course you will use standard dive equipment but you will also need the following:
The PADI Self Reliant Diver Specialty course does not have a course manual, but in preparation for the course should you choose to do some additional reading. There are a number of PADI manuals which will give really good background information for you:
|Prerequisites:||PADI Advanced Open Water||100 logged dives|
|Dive Gear:||Basic Package||Basic Package|
|Next Step:||Sidemount Diver||Tec 40|