System of training: PADI
Level of training: Specializations
The course Self-Reliant Diver (self-sufficient diver) considers situations when single dives are permitted, also the methods which should compensate increased danger including planning the dives, sustaining the readiness of life support systems, adaptation trainings, availability of special equipment and increased responsibility.
According to the statistics most accidents in diving happen when the buddies loose each other under water. That is the reason why it is necessary to remember about self-sufficiency and be ready to finish the dive alone. That’s why it is necessary to think about taking the course of ‘self-sufficient diver’ – Self-Reliant Diver suggested by PADI.
- the development of planning skills and conduction of the dives without a buddy in case of need or preference;
- the improvement of skills and abilities allowing to be mainly self-reliant in diving that makes a diver be a strong suit in the team of partners.
The course includes four dives in the open water, one of them – to check your skills,
three practice dives and theoretical lessons and an exam as well.
To be enrolled in the course it is necessary:
- to have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate or similar one – the organization teaching diving;
- to have at least 100 registered dives;
- to be not younger than18 or older;
- to pass successfully diving skills evaluation conducted by the instructor.
In case of successful passing the course you get a card PADI Self-reliant Diver which permits single dives.