Self Reliant Diver Specialty PADI Course

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PADI® Self Reliant Diver Specialty: Enjoy Solo Diving!

2 days minimum | 3 Open Water Dives


A step into independent diving


This course is an intro to self-reliant diving. It helps experienced divers or dive professionals develop their techniques, knowledge, and skills to rely on themselves, whether or not they are diving with someone.

Diving without a partner requires diligence, experience, proper mental discipline, attitude, and the ability to plan for and apply the specialized techniques and gear needed to engage in solo diving.

It is not a course for everyone and certainly not one to be taken lightly, so the prerequisites have to be taken seriously.


Who does the Self Reliant diver specialty ideally suit?


  • Underwater Photographers
  • Underwater Videographers
  • Marine biologists
  • Divemasters
  • Divers considering Divemaster training
  • Potential technical divers

PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course provides training for experienced divers. The usage of redundant equipment and specialized equipment configurations, as well as specific dive planning and management of diving issues and possible emergencies when diving alone.


Let's earn your PADI® Self Reliant Diver Specialty Certification!


During this Specialty Course, you will learn:

  • Philosophy of and reason for diving without a partner
  • Planning and diving without a partner
  • Potential dangers and how to handle those risks
  • Additional equipment and how to use it
  • Gas management
  • Self-Reliance skills and techniques


Prerequisites - Be a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
- Have minimum 100 logged dives
- Be able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation)
Total time commitment 2 days minimum
Minimum age 18 years old or older


During three self-reliant training dives, you'll practice: 

  • Performing an air consumption rate swim to gather information for later calculation
  • Switching to a redundant air supply system during simulated emergencies
  • Swimming without a mask
  • Navigating to various points, including your exit
  • Using a DSMB



Koh Tao Self Reliant Diver Specialty Course package includes: 

  • 1 confined pool session
  • 3 training dives
  • Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
  • Insurance coverage
  • Rental dive equipment
  • Use of Dive Computers during the course, Compass, DSMB and Reels
  • Use of redundant air supply
  • Spare mask
  • PADI e-material
  • PADI e-card on completion
  • Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat



Get credit!

Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.


Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.

You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.

We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.

This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup. 

By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.

Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!


IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving

When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.


The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.

If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.

Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.

Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.

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