PADI Self Reliant/ Solo Diver Specialty Course

This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:

  • The value and application of the buddy system.
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
  • The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.
  • Dive planning and gas management.


  • Knowledge development session
  • 3 qualifying dives
  • Maximum depth 30 metres.
  • Complete standard PADI paperwork and medical statement
  • Complete knowledge review after the theory session
  • Certification as a PADI Self Reliant Speciality  Diver
  • With 5 specialties and the PADI Rescue Diver course you can apply to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Minimum 100 logged dives
  • £180
  • One day
  • Chepstow, Vobster Quay, Stoney Cove or boat dives off Portland, Swanage or Brighton or on an overseas holiday with Dive Wimbledon.


PADI Self Reliant Diver

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