Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are benefits for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.
The Fun Part
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.
What You Learn
- Performing an air consumption rate swim to gather information for later calculations
- Switching to a redundant air supply system during simulated emergency situations
- Swimming without a mask
- Using a DSMB
Your Next Adventure
Take your skills to new levels with the PADI Self-Reliant diver course. Get your solo skills dialled in with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the BARRIE SCUBA HOUSE Team members. You can also contact us online here.