self reliant specialty course

Course Price $449.95 Includes:

Students are required to provide their own mask, snorkel and regulator mouthpiece. The rest of the personal gear (Fins, boots, & gloves) all of which can be rented for $30 for the entire course.

Pony Bottle, Reg, and Backup Computer,  can all be rented for $75

The water here can get quite chilly, which is why most of us dive in a drysuit year round! It is possible to dive in a wetsuit from June – September, but a drysuit is still highly recommended.

If you haven’t dove in a drysuit before, you will need to complete the drysuit orientation. You will do some additional pool training which will teach you how to use a drysuit in a confined water setting, and how to handle the changes in buoyancy. You will then get to use the drysuit for your ocean dives.

Drysuit Rental – $75 (If you’ve already completed the pool orientation)

Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95 (Includes additional pool training, and drysuit rental for all 5 of your ocean dives)

Should you decide to upgrade to the full PADI Drysuit Specialty later on, you would just pay an additional $199.95, and come out for two more ocean dives.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

PADI Advanced Diver Certification (or equivalent)

Must have at least 100 logged dives

Must be able to complete a medical questionnaire, and obtain medical clearance if necessary.

Click here to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire.

Here is a link where you can find a list of physicians considered knowledgeable and competent in diving medicine- Work Safe BC Physicians List >>

We will be doing temperature checks for all students prior to each session.

Everyone is required to fill out a Declaration of Health form.

All divers will be required to have their own mask, snorkel and regulator mouthpiece.

Divers will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the store/classroom/van

Something come up and need to postpone your course? No problem! We ask that you give us 1 week notice, as we do fill up quickly so we’d like to have time to fill your spot.

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds, but we would be happy to move you to a different date or offer you a credit towards a future trip or course.

Our full cancellation policy can be found here

PADI Self-Reliant Specialty

Take Your Diving to the Next Level

Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.

Why Take the Self-Reliant Diver Course?

There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:

•To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.

•To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

What You'll Learn

This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner.

Learning how to compensate for situations you would normally handle with a buddy is the focus of the Self-Reliant Diver course. This includes proper dive planning using air consumption rate calculations, life support system redundancy, and independent management of dive emergencies.

During your self-reliant training dives, you’ll practice:

Equipment Requirements