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Introduction to the Self-Reliant Diver Speciality

Ever been separated from a buddy? Ever been with a buddy you aren’t sure about? Ever wanted to sharpen your own skills to look after yourself better?

The PADI Self-Reliant Diver course is an introduction that will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on yourself first whether you are diving with a buddy or not.

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During this one-day course (3 open water dives) you will learn:

  • The value and application of the buddy system,
  • 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.

£249