Self Reliant Diver

Learn self reliance both while diving with a buddy and alone. This course is ideal for photographers and videographers and dive professionals. This course isn’t just about diving on your own; it’s about becoming more self-reliant whether in a buddy pair or dive team. This will overall make you a better prepared diver, whatever the situation. You will learn when diving alone may be applicable and how you compensate for the extra safety a buddy would give you.

You will learn;

  • What it means to be a self reliant diver
  • How to plan an independent dive safely, including gas requirements
  • How to measure your air consumption so that you can calculate your SAC rate
  • How to use an SMB or lift bag from the bottom

During the course you will be asked to demonstrate comfort in emergency situations such as loss of mask and out of air and to use navigation and estimated distance estimation to conduct a dives direction.

Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to make sure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, BEFORE BOOKING, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible.

What you need to know

Who can take this course?

To enrol in the PADI Self Reliant Diver course, you must be 18 years or older and have at least the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation). You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives. To qualify, divers must also complete a dive skills assessment.

If you don’t meet these minimum requirements then we can put together a package which will include them for you, contact us for more information.

How much does it cost?

The PADI Self Reliant Diver course is just 9,700 THB.

What's included?

The course includes all the elements required for completion: internationally recognised PADI Self Reliant Diver certification card, full equipment hire and boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat, tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre.

How long is the course?

The typical PADI Self Reliant Diver course schedule is completed in 2 days. Each day will consist of some theory review and dives.. The course is more practical based, ensuring that you spend more time in the water and less time in the classroom. The course includes 4 dives following a dive skills review.

How do I book?

Ready to book now? With Master Divers you can book online with a small deposit, using VISA, MasterCard or AMEX.

Please note that the dive center is closed for the following dates each year: 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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