Who should take this course?
Photographers, Videographers, Marine Biologists, Instructors, Divemasters, Rescue Divers, Potential Technical Divers
What will you learn?
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. It is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner. These include:
- The value and application of the buddy system.
- The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
- Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
- The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.
- Dive planning and gas management.
What are the qualifications?
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization).
- Have a minimum of 100 logged dives.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor
What will I need?
- Standard dive equipment
- Redundant gas source
- Surface marker buoy with at least 100ft of line
- Redundant depth gauge and bottom time, or dive computer
- Redundant surface signaling devices (both visual and audible)
- Knife/cutting tool
- Slate and pencil
Note: No manual is included, you will receive a certification card, and the course does not include equipment rental or entry into the quarry.