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Self-Reliant Diver

With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experience diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy. Self-reliant diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place. If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you'll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team.


Skills you will learn: 

  • Performing an air consumption rate swim to gather information for later calculation

  • Switching to a redundant air supply system during simulated emergency situations

  • Swimming without a mask

  • Navigating to various points, including your exit

  • Using a DSMB

  • And more!


  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • At least 18 years old

  • 100 logged dives

  • Completed Diver Medical Form

Course Requirements:

  • Skills Assessment - Prior to starting this course, there will be a skills assessment with your instructor.

  • Knowledge Development - This will be completed in the classroom with us. Contact us to discuss signing up for this course.

  • Open Water Dives - This specialty requires a minimum of 3 dives.

Cost: $250

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