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The PADI Self Reliant Diver Course with the Playground Dive Shop

Although most scuba dives are made with a buddy, an experienced diver may want or need to make dives without a partner. During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. During three scuba dives, you develop skills for self-reliance and independence, while becoming a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

This course is recommended to any dive professional. It is also superb for recreational divers that have a need/wish for diving alone. A passionate photographer, or a travelling diver for example. For photographers there is nothing more annoying than having to hurry. And what about getting a buddy that doesn’t match your diving style?

Even if you never plan to dive without a buddy, this course is useful. It will teach you, exactly what the name suggests, how to become more self reliant.



  • Advanced Open Water
  • 18 years old
  • 100 logged dives