About Self Sufficient/Solo-Diver

This Program has been designed to provide qualified divers with “self-supported – self-sufficient” training. During the Self-Reliant/Solo Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. (Please see Gear Requirement/Info section.)

Course Overview:

  • Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
  • Plan dive limits based on personal air consumption rate
  • Plan exact dive
  • Properly execute the planned dive within all predetermined limits
  • Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
  • Proper descent/ascent rates
  • Proper safety stop procedures
  • Monitoring of decompression status equipment; tables, computers, equipment, etc.
  • Navigation skills – demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
  • Demonstrate emergency change over to redundant air supply (not to exceed 30 metres/100 feet)
  • Deploy surface marker buoy (SMB)

What do you need to enroll in this program?

    • Open Circuit
    • Must be a qualified Deep Diver or equivalent.
    • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age.
    • Proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives AND sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training
    • Rebreather
    • Must be a qualified Recreational Rebreather Deep Diver or equivalent.
    • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age.
    • Proof of a minimum of 25 dives 15 of which were on the rebreather to be used

Course Price

$250