Self Reliant Diver (2 days)

From your Open Water Course, you will have learned the importance of diving with a buddy. Although this is the norm there is still value for experienced divers to develop Self Reliant Diver techniques and mindset. Having the aptitude to undertake solo dives will also help you prevent and correctly respond to dive situations whilst diving in groups or as a professional.

With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experience diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy. Self Reliant diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place. If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you’ll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team. Contact us for more information


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • At least 18 years old 
  • 100 logged dives
  • Completion of a skills assessment with your PADI Self-Reliant Diver Instructor

Your Instructor

  • Ryland is technical diver where dive planning, redundancy and self-sufficiency is standard.
  • He enjoys self-reliant dives from an exploration perspective as well as taking photos. 
  • As a sidemount diver he is used to carrying a redundant air supply. 
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