Are you an underwater photographer or a scientific diver? Maybe you're an archeological diver or a research volunteer. Or you might just want to make every dive safer. If so then the Self-Reliant Diver Course will give you the skills you need to prepare you for the challenges your diving presents.
To enroll in the Self-Reliant Diver, you must:
- Be an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
- Have a minimum of 100 logged dives.
- Be 18 years or older.
What you learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Student manual
- Knowledge Development evening.
- 4 boat dives over 2 days.
The exciting part
You'll cover key skills and knowledge:
- Deploying an SMB
- Calculating your air consumption
- Calculating gas requirements for a dive
- The importance of the buddy system
- When Self-Reliant Diving is appropriate, and the difference between Self-Reliant diving and Solo Diving
- Responding to out of air emergencies
- Underwater navigation
The course includes:
- Knowledge Development
- One Open Water dive at Tweed Heads where we orient you to the specialised equipment and how to use it. We practice the main skills and scenarios that will be needed on day 2.
- Two Open Water dives from a boat where we practice the principles of Self-Reliant diving.
- Self-Reliant Distinctive Specialty Certification
- 100% AWARE Certification Card
What's not included
- Personal snorkelling equipment and Scuba Gear.
- Receive 10% off equipment purchases while you are booked on the course.
- Complete your Enriched Air Nitrox course for just $150, saves you $229.
What you need to bring
- Swimmers, towel, sun shirt, hat and sunscreen
- Fresh water (2L min recommended)
- Deep diver knowledge reviews