- Minimum certification: Advanced Open Water
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Minimum 100 logged dives
- Time commitment: 2-3 days (not including self-study)
- Total dives: 3 dives
- Complete self-study, either PADI manual or eLearning
- Completed medical release waiver with physician sign-off, if needed
- Basic scuba gear (available for rent)
- Delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB)
- Redundant dive computer
- Redundant surface signaling device
- Redundant air source
WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE PADI SELF-RELIANT SPECIALTY COURSE WITH DXDIVERS?
During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you will become skilled in anticipating, preventing and responding to possible dangers or problems that may arise while diving solo. To be clear, this course is not for the average diver. To become self-reliant means to take responsibility for the risks for diving alone and being well-trained in order to lower the possibility of risk. We highly recommend this course to PADI Professionals, especially Divemasters, who will have to dive solo on occasion to tie up to wrecks or evaluate conditions. You will learn how to properly plan dives according to air consumption rate, switching to redundant air sources, navigating to certain points, diving without a mask and how to deploy a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB).
DXDIVERS SELF-RELIANT COURSE EXTRA DETAILS
- We offer a discount on gear to all our students
- Free air or nitrox fills for your 2 boat dives
- Rental tanks will be included in the course if you don't own tanks
- Certification card processing included in the cost of the course
Glad you asked! Here at DXDivers, we’re proud to have an all encompassing facility and dive boat to provide a convenient and relaxing scuba experience. We have a full retail store equipped with over 100 diving brands and over 3000 unique products. On-site, we also have a training pool out back and several classrooms upstairs. Once you’re certified, check out our drive-thru tank fill station so you don’t have to lug your tanks through the store. Best of all, you can hop on our 46-foot Newton custom dive boat, the Lady Go Diver, docked less than a mile from the shop. Did we mention we’re the only dive shop in South Florida to have both a full retail dive shop and our own charter boat? We manage every aspect of our operation to better serve you and provide the best possible diving experience.
Yes, both air and nitrox fills are included throughout the duration of the course. If you do not have your own tanks, rentals will be included.
On the Lady Go Diver, we provide complimentary light snacks, cold drinking water and soda. We highly encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks so you can feel comfortable while diving with us.
Yes! Whichever adventure dives you complete will count towards the first dive of each respective speciality. For example, the PADI Navigation Specialty requires 3 dives. For Advanced Open Water (AOW), Navigation is required to earn the certification. Once you complete AOW, you will only need 2 more dives to earn your PADI Navigation Specialty certification.
The time it takes you to do the eLearning will vary from person to person. Generally, it takes about 2-4 hours to complete.