As the name suggests, the PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty prepares divers to be able to handle any situation independently. The idea of this course is not to encourage you to dive solo. Instead, the idea is simply to prepare you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to handle all aspects of the dive with no help.
How many times have you been buddied with someone only to be left alone by them throughout the dive? Do you enjoy the freedom of exploring a dive site without having to follow a guide or remain within a group of divers? The Self-Reliant specialty is all about encouraging you to think about all aspects of the dive, including what can go wrong, and prepare appropriately.
‘Plan the dive and dive the plan’ has never been more appropriate.
You’ll learn how to calculate the rate at which you breathe through your gas. With this knowledge you’ll be able to calculate how long you can spend at any given depth, returning with ample reserve.
Fine tuning your navigational skills will help you to avoid confusion and errors.
You’ll take responsibility for yourself, rather than blindly following your Instructor.
Gain some independence! Become a self-reliant diver!