Not that long ago, the idea of diving alone was considered dangerous. Dive training agencies have now recognized that there are safety advantages in teaching divers to be self reliant if they do find themselves diving solo. The 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.
Why take the PADI Self-Reliant Specialty course?
Sharpen your skills for diving self-reliance, making you a stronger partner in a dive pair or team. Develop the skills for planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.
What’s involved in the course?
This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, gas management, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility.
Who can take the course?
To take this course you must be; an Advanced Open Water diver have over 100 Logged dives, be at least 18 years old and complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self Reliant – Specialty Instructor. Specialist Self Reliant diver equipment available in store.
When does the course run?
All our specialties run regularly year round. Our training staff can work out an individual schedule for the specialty courses that interest you.
Where does the course run?
For the dives we head to one of the many local dive sites around the Mana, Porirua and Wellington coast.
How do I sign up?
Drop by the shop or give us a call to work out your Specialty Course timetable. Remember you need 5 Specialties to qualify for the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.