Developed for those divers who anticipate that in-water problems will have to be sorted out by themselves, the purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognise 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:
The PADI Self Reliant Diver Course has been developed independently by PADI Instructors, then adopted as a Distinctive Specialty by PADI, to focus on the need for divers to be more self sufficient for those occasions when a buddy may not be around. Consider this, how many times have you turned around during a dive to look for your buddy and they are a good 10+ metres away with their face stuck in their camera viewfinder paying no attention to you or where you are ? If this is the case then this course maybe for you
Within the programme you will develop your knowledge in areas including:
Then within the in-water phases of your PADI self Reliant Diver Course you will practice and perfect your skills for appropriate out of gas drills, pony bottle deployment, buoyancy control and trim, and backup mask exchange mid-water
The PADI Self Reliant Diver Course is a demanding course that you will enjoy, the end result will be that you will obviously be a better diver and you should feel able to look after yourself should the need arise.