There are many reasons for wanting to become a self-reliant diver; you want to dive alone‚ you don’t want to rely completely on your dive buddy or Divemaster‚ or you are interested in technical diving and you want to start thinking like a Tec. The most important thing you will learn is to know your personal limits by enrolling in a PADI Self-Reliant Diver course with Evasioni Blu Diving Resort in Ustica and Isola delle Femmine (Palermo‚ Sicily).
PADI Self - Reliant Diver Program
What you will learn during your PADI Self-Reliant Diver course
- The importance of the buddy system and therefore what it means to dive alone
- The potential risks and how to use techniques to reduce risks in diving alone
- The importance of equipment redundancy
- How to plan solo dives
- Gas consumption management (SAC rate)
The PADI Self-Reliant Diver course is divided into two main parts:
- Knowledge development (individual and classroom study).
- Three open water dives to practice self-sufficient diving skills and solve potential problems on your own.
PADI Self - Reliant Diver Prerequisites
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- 100 dives logged
- Completion of an assessment of diving skills from a PADI Self - Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor
- Minimum age 18 years
Credit/Certification PADI Self - Reliant Diver
By completing your course you will receive your PADI Self-Reliant Diver specialty certification‚ which allows you to dive solo‚ but mostly makes of you aware and responsible during your dives.