Take care of yourself take the PADI Self Reliant Diver course

Although most scuba dives are made with a buddy, an experienced diver may want or need to make dives without a partner, that is why you need to take the PADI Self Reliant Diver course



Self Reliant DiverThe purpose of the PADI Self Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving.

You will develop your skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary, sharpening skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

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.

This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on yourself first, whether or not you are diving with a partner.


During the course you will learn:

  • 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


COURSE PRICE & DURATION: £225, 1 day course, with a 2 hour classroom session prior to lake dives

PREREQUISITES: 18 years of Age; Minimum of 100 logged dives; PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent qualifying certification from another training organization

COURSE CONTENTS: Knowledge development; Open Water dives


EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDED: DSMB and Reel, cutting tool(s), spare mask, slate with pencil



To help make sure you keep your equipment in good shape for your dives, and to prevent any minor issues causing you to have to cancel a dive at the last minute, why not take the PADI Equipment Specialist course.



To find out more about our courses, or to book your course give us a call or email us