Self-Sufficient Diver

Self-Sufficient/Self- Reliant Diver:

The Self-Sufficient Diver specialty course familiarizes divers with the skills & knowledge of diving in a team while remaining self-sufficient. The intent is to allow students to manage risk by adopting a self-sufficient mentality. The course is an introduction to diving within recreational limits with a greater degree of redundancy and extended knowledge of dive planning and risk management.

Special Equipment:

  • Independent redundant air supply: Recommended: Pony bottle with SPG.
  • Spare mask.
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and spool/reel with at least 100ft of line.
  • Other appropriate redundant equipment, discuss with the instructor. (Means of controlling buoyancy and means of measuring depth and time.)

Prerequisites: To qualify for the Self-Sufficient course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver).
  • It is strongly recommended that students are certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete diving skills assessment, including but not limited to:
  • Mask removal, replacement & clearing
  • Regulator recovery and clearing
  • Hovering (not less then 30 sec)
  • Alternate Air Ascent
  • Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
  • Remove and replace BCD Underwater
  • Remove and replace BCD on the surface
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • 100 logged dives (Instructors discretion)

How Long:

Minimum 2 days.

Price Include:

  • Certification
  • Tanks

Students are responsible for:

  • All required equipment

* Traveling to Honolulu or missing equipment? Discuss with your instructor.

Price: $339