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Self-Reliant Diver

Who should take this course?

First things first!  Self-Reliant doesn’t mean Solo!  However, if you’re looking to sharpen your skills of self-reliance, making you a better partner of a buddy team, this course just might be for you.  If you want to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance as a diver…then yup, this course might be for you.

But don’t just take my word for it.

No seriously, who might want to take this course?

  • PADI Professionals (Divemaster, Instructors)
  • Photographers/Videographers
  • Divemaster Candidates
  • Recreational divers who are considering making the leap to tech diving

If you’re at least 18 years old, certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or higher, have at least 100 logged dives, and have successfully completed a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor (namely DWF) you can enroll in the Self-Reliant Diver course.

What will you learn?

The first thing you’ll do in the Self-Reliant Diver course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety WHILE identifying and developing self-reliance while diving.  You will learn:

  • The value and application of the buddy system
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for diving without a partner
  • 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.

How can you start learning now?

Stop by your local PADI Dive Center to enroll in the course and contact DiveWithFrank to schedule a convenient class time.  Pretty soon you’ll be ready to get into the water with DWF to start developing and sharpening those Self-Reliant skills.

What scuba gear will you use?

In addition to your basic scuba equipment. you will need a DSMB, redundant gas source (pony bottle & reg), dive computer, surface signaling devices, cutting tool(s), underwater slate, and pencil.

How Long Will It Take?

We spend one (long) session in the classroom and then at an additional 3 Open Water dives over one day.

Sign Up Today

I primarily teach this course through Columbia Scuba, so contact them (410) 381-1994 and tell ’em you want to sign up for the PADI Self-Reliant Diver course with Dive With Frank! Or you can always contact me directly.

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