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The PADI Self Reliant Diver Specialty course introduces you to basic concepts of self sufficiency and redundancy underwater. You will discover the special considerations and planning that are needed to dive safely without buddy backup. This course will make you the ultimate buddy especially to yourself, increasing confidence and skill. Whether taking photographs or just drifting along on a current knowing that you have the skill and equipment to be perfectly self reliant is an amazing confidence boost. Every dive becomes relaxed.


During your PADI Self Reliant Diver certification course, you learn about: Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Self Reliant diving. An introduction to specific Self Reliant diving equipment & redundancies of all important kit. Buoyancy-control, navigation and emergency drills required for Self Reliant diving Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effect.


Prerequisites Minimum 100 dives. Minimum 18 years old. PADI Advanced Open Water or higher qualification.


You will complete PADI eLearning and 3 dives over a weekend.


From age 18.

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