In 2012 PADI launched the NEW PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Course in Phuket, Thailand.
The purpose of the course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system, and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self reliance and independence while diving.
The course covers aspects where diving alone may be applicable and the need for proper dive planning, life support system readiness, additional training, equipment and responsibility.
This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves. You will develop the skills of planning and diving without a partner, the philosophy of and motivation for diving without a partner, potential risks and how to manage those risks.
18 meter SOLO no mask swim at Shark Point on PADI Self Reliant Diver course with Kiwidiver in Phuket, Thailand
18 years of age, a minimum of 100 dives, and certification as a PADI Advanced
1 Theory session and 3 Open Water Dives
SMB and reel or spool, Redundant air supply, Redundant Dive Computer, Spare Mask
Self Reliant Diver - Boat Course (3 Boat Dives) 10,900 Thai Baht
Self Reliant Diver - Beach Course (3 Beach Dives) 9,100 Thai Baht