A Self-Reliant Diver recognizes and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety. This course will teach you to identify and develope self-reliance and independence while diving. There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:
• To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a dive buddy
when preferred or necessary.
• To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger
partner in a dive pair or team.
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. You will learn to dive with a totally independent air system such as a pony bottle; how to safely deploy an surface marker buoy from depth and other techniques specific to this course.
Many find the Self Reliant Diver Course to be a great into into TEC diving.
To qualify for the Self-Reliant Diver course, an individual
1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a
qualifying certification from another training organization.
2. Have a minimum 100 logged dives.
3. Be 18 years of age or older.
4. Successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-
Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor.
The Self-Reliant Diver specialty course consists of a short classroom session, a gear configuration session & three open water dives. All for $150.00!
Discounts will apply when taking multiple specialty courses during the same session or when prepaid.
Schedule: Call the shop to schedule
Materials: Course materials are included in the price.
Specialized Gear: If not owned may be rented for the course for $30
Open Water Dives: We normally conduct open water dives at Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas or during one of our many escorted dive trips.