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SELF-RELIANT DIVER Through training, equipment, and the right attitude

The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course

Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.


The Fun Part

Recognizing and accepting the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving.

What You Learn

Learn the tips and tricks:

  • How to perform a gas consumption rate swim to gather information for later calculation
  • Switching to a redundant air supply system during simulated emergency situations
  • Extended swimming without a mask
  • Navigating to various points, including your exits
  • Using a DSMB

You put this information into practice during at least three open water dives.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 100 logged dives
  • 18 years or older
  • Pass a skills assessment

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear, plus:

  • DSMB with reel
  • Redundant cylinder
  • Redundant regulator
  • Redundant computer
  • Redundant surface signaling device


Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Self-Reliant Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork



The cost of the course is $475 and includes the training materials, and the 3 open water dives, with tanks and weights. Rental gear, scuba park entrance fees, overnight accommodations, travel and meals are not included. 

We schedule these sessions based on your availability and the instructor's.  Contact us to schedule a class!


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