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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, tricks and ways to:

  • 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 Advnaced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 100 logged dives
  • 18 years old
  • 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
  • Reduntant 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

Your Next Adventure

Consider the professional route or possibly the technical diving path

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