Self Reliant Diver

For experienced divers who may need to dive alone

The Self Reliant Diver Course

The PADI Self Reliant Diver Course has been developed to focus on the need for divers to be more self-sufficient for those occasions when a buddy may not be around. It is not a course for everyone and certainly not one to be taken lightly so the pre-requisites have been set accordingly. It is intended for experienced divers who wish to develop their skills generally – perhaps in preparation for further advanced training.

The course would be ideally suited to:

  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Marine biologists
  • Divemasters
  • Divers considering Divemaster training
  • Potential technical divers

The course covers:

  • 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


  • PADI Self Reliant Diver Study Guide
  • 3 Dives
  • Tanks & Weights Hire (Full gear hire $75)


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another traning organization
  • Have a minimum 100 logged dives
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor

Cost $395

Duration: 1 full day + Orientation evening

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