PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course
Learn self reliance both while diving with a buddy and alone. This course is ideal for photographers and videographers and dive professionals.
- PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course
- Health & Fitness
- Weather & Dive Conditions
- Evaluation & Medical Forms
- Marine Fees
PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course
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 isn’t just about diving on your own; it’s about becoming more self-reliant whether in a buddy pair or dive team. This will overall make you a better prepared diver, whatever the situation. You will learn when diving alone may be applicable and how you compensate for the extra safety a buddy would give you.
You will learn;
- What it means to be a self reliant diver
- How to plan an independent dive safely, including gas requirements
- How to measure your air consumption so that you can calculate your SAC rate
- How to use an SMB or lift bag from the bottom
During the course you will be asked to demonstrate comfort in emergency situations such as loss of mask and out of air and to use navigation and estimated distance estimation to conduct a dives direction.
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Please note: PADI Open Water Diver Course and the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. prices include complete rental from our range of the latest and most modern diving equipment; transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses or Boat; plus PADI certification on successful completion of your course.
Extras: Educational materials such as PADI Crew-packs and manuals (required reading for most courses) and diving equipment can be purchased from the Diving shop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm prices.
- To enrol in the PADI Self Reliant Diver Course, you must be 18 years or older and have at least the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).
- You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives. To qualify, divers must also complete a dive skills assessment.
If you don’t meet these minimum requirements then we can put together a package which will include them for you, contact us for more information.
Health & Fitness
Anyone with an average level of fitness can enjoy scuba diving. You don’t have to be an athlete!
However, some medical conditions such as heart or lung problems could prevent you from participating.
Before signing up for a PADI course, you will be required to complete and sign the standard Continuing Education Document with any “YES” answer cleared by a doctor.
We recommend taking the form to your doctor for completion before you travel.
Weather & Dive Conditions
The Philippines has the perfect weather for taking a PADI course or just diving for fun!
- Average yearly temperatures average between 28 – 31°C
- Water temp: 27 – 30°C
Due to our variety and unique dive sites, Alegria Dive Resort is the only PADI Resort in Alegria that can take you diving 365 days a year.
Evaluation & Medical Forms
The Alegria Provincial Government established a Marine Park Entrance Fee System based on Tickets. Tickets are purchased for a fee of 100 Pesos (about 2 $) per dive. The local government will utilise these funds to finance a number of high priority conservation programs in the area, including patrols and enforcement to abolish destructive fishing practices such as blast and cyanide fishing, village improvement programs within the park, collection and disposal of plastic and other wastes entering the park’s waters, marine conservation education of village children and adults, and reef and mangrove rehabilitation. Tickets can be purchased through Sta. Filomena Marine Sanctuary in Alegria or at Alegria Dive Resort. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation with this entrance fee system. Conservation of Sta. Filomena’s spectacular marine habitats requires funding, and your entrance fee is a valuable contribution to saving Alegria’s reefs.
NOTE: Marine Fees Including in Course.