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PADI SELF-RELIANT DIVER The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course

The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course with AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER

Also referred to as the SOLO diving course, this course will help you refine your critical skills and learn to manage your dives indepenent of your dive buddy to increase your margins of safety and fun on all dives.

The Fun Part

Learn advanced diving skills that will help you moderate risk when diving with an unskilled buddy or when diving independently while remaining withing no-decompression recreational limits.

What You Learn

  • Diving with redundant systems in place and how to properly rig and carry redundant air systems
  • Calculate an accurate gas consumption rate
  • Essential gas management skills to safely manage your bottom times
  • Increased your skills with proper DSMB rigging and deployment from any depth
  • Refine your navigational skills

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER.


  • Advanced Open Water Diver certifcation
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum 100 logged dives
  • Complete a skills assessment with the Self-Reliant Instructor

Required Equipment:

  •  Standard Dive Equipment plus ...
    • DSMB or Lift Bag with 30m / 100 ft of line
    • Redundant Gas Supply (pony cylinder, isolated twins, sidemount configuration, H-Valve
    • Redundant depth gauge and bottom timer or dive computer
    • Redundant surface signalling devices (both visual and audible)
    • Redundant cutting tools (knife, shears, line cutter)
    • Slate and Pencil
    • Back-up Mask

Course Sequence:

  • PART ONE: Two hour classroom session and equipment orientation and preparation
  • PART TWO: Pool session for skills evaluation and equipment familiarization
  • PART THREE: Three Open Water water dives

Your Next Adventure

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*Course fees are for instruction only and do not include any equipment rentals necessary for divers to meet the course equipment requirements.

  Start Date Course Course Type Places Available   Price    
31 Dec 2020 I Will Select Date Later Self-Reliant Diver 8 CA$ 452.21

Self-Reliant Diver

Checkout Dives (3) - scheduled seperately, charter fees may apply
Sat 24 Oct 2020
03:04 PM
Orientation and Lecture
Sat 24 Oct 2020
03:04 PM
Pool Skills Session
Sat 24 Oct 2020
03:04 PM
Instructor(s): Tyler Caughill,

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