Self-Reliant Diver

Self-Reliant Diver

PADI Specialties

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.

Self-Reliant Diver

What you learn

Some of the key points are:

  • The risk when diving without a buddy
  • The role of equipment and backup equipment
  • Methods and Skills for the independent diver


The PADI SELF RELIANT Specialty consists of three dives over at least 2 days. Please contact our Divemasters for your personal schedule.