PADI Self Reliant Diver

Learn self-reliance both while diving with a buddy and alone.

This course isn’t just about diving on your own; it’s about becoming more self-reliant whether in a buddy pair or dive team. This will overall make you a better prepared diver, whatever the situation. This course is ideal for photographers, videographers, and dive professionals.

You will learn when diving alone may be applicable and how you compensate for the extra safety a buddy would give you. We have an array of specialist equipment to aid us in teaching a very in depth course to give new self reliant divers all the confidence and ability they need to dive solo.

You will learn;

  • What it means to be a self reliant diver
  • How to plan an independent dive safely, including gas requirements
  • How to measure your air consumption so that you can calculate your SAC rate
  • How to use an SMB or lift bag from the bottom

During the course you will be asked to demonstrate comfort in emergency situations such as loss of mask and out of air and to use navigation and estimated distance estimation to conduct a dives direction.



This 3-dive course is generally scheduled over 2 days. Each morning will start with a knowledge development and skills practice session which will prepare you for the afternoon’s diving.

The course includes all the elements required for completion: internationally recognised PADI Self Reliant Diver certification card, full equipment hire including torches and boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat, tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre.


PAYMENT – Deposit is non-refundable. Balance to be paid in full upon arrival.

PREREQUISITES – To enroll in the PADI Self Reliant Diver course, you must be 18 years or older and have at least the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation). You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives. To qualify, divers must also complete a dive skills assessment.

MEDICAL – There are certain medical conditions like asthma and heart conditions which may prevent you from diving. Please read the medical statement and let us know if any of the conditions listed on the form apply to you or any of your group prior to making a booking.

FLYING AFTER DIVING – Please note when booking your holiday and transport that you should have at least 24 hours in between your last dive and flying.

BEFORE BOOKING – Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to ensure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, before booking, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible. Please note that the dive centre is closed 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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