Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Now more than ever this has become important for experienced divers as "physical distancing" limits our options if you don't have a dive buddy in your household. Also, learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.
With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experienced diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy. Self-reliant diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place. If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you’ll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team.
- Medically fit to dive
- Log Book with a minimum of 100 logged dives
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
- Minimum 18 yrs old.
Students may need to complete a skills assessment dive with an instructor, prior to attending the in-water portion of the training.
Class - Jun 1, 6pm - 9pm (Online)
Dives - Jun 11 & 12 (Atlas Park)
Students must provide own gear or rent, including DSMB, redundant gas source, dive computer (2), and surface signaling devices; knife, slate/pencil. Contact us on rental packages available.
Equipment Rentals and Air Fills are NOT included in the course fee