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PADI SELF RELIANT DIVER Become your own buddy

PADI Self-Reliant Diver $475

Although most scuba dives are made with a buddy, an experienced diver may want or need to make dives without a partner. During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. During three scuba dives, you develop skills for self-reliance and independence, while becoming a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

If you are a photographer, Instructor or Dive Master, Travelling, or considering moving to Tech Diving then you should consider taking this course.

The Fun Part

We start off with Equipment Review and discussions before moving to two skill based boat dives. The afternoon will be spent reviewing the theoretical requirements of SAC and Dive Planning.

Day 2 is primarily diving, a third open water skill dive with the group, before heading off on your first fully self reliant dive. We return to review our individual dive plans and a final theory discussion before ending the course in the afternoon.

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Use of Redundant Air Sources
  • DSMB Deployment
  • Independant Emergency management and equipment
  • SAC and Dive Planning

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories. Full redundent systems such as pony bottles, DSMB including deployment from depth, signaling equipment and emergency gear. If you dont have this gear then hire it for $50 for the weekend.


To enroll in the PADI Self Relient Diver course, you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Have a PADI Advanced Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DIVE JERVIS BAY.

Your Next Adventure

Consider going Pro, move into technical diving or look at doing more specialities for your Master Diver rating.

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