PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course

All underwater photographers and videographers should consider taking the Self-Reliant Diver Course, as when shooting underwater it is quite common to be a little too far from your buddy to rely on them for help. Being self-reliant is the safest way to dive for underwater imaging, leaving you free to concentrate on the shot, rather than worrying about which direction your buddy or dive group have gone. Without the need to keep an eye on your buddy, you can then spend as much time as you want with a subject, perfecting your techniques, mastering composition and capturing stunning images of marine-life behaviour. The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course will teach you everything needed to dive safely and confidently without a dive buddy.

During this course you will learn:
• The Buddy System vs. Solo Diving
• Self-Rescue Techniques
• Dive Planning & Dive Management
• Equipment Requirements for Self-Reliant Diving
• Gas Management & SAC Rate Calculations
• Independent Management of Dive Emergencies
• Buddy System vs. Solo Diving
• Self-Rescue Techniques
• Equipment Requirements
• Dive Planning & Dive Management
• Gas Management & SAC Rates
• Management of Dive Emergencies
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PADI-Self-Reliant-Solo-Diver

Why Choose the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course?

The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course (also known as Solo Diver) is aimed at experienced divers that wish to learn the skills to dive safely and confidently without a buddy. The course is conducted over 2-days and consists of 3-training dives, which will be followed up with your first solo dive, putting your newly acquired skills into practice while your instructor supervises from a distance. Completion of this course will lead to you becoming a safer diver, being more aware and ultimately more confident in the water. You will develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a dive-partner where preferred or necessary. You will sharpen your skills of diving self-reliance, making you a stronger diving partner in a dive pair or team. This course is not just for underwater photographers & videographers, it will benefit all divers even if you have no intention of diving without a buddy in the future.

To enrol for the PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course you need to have a minimum certification level of Advanced Open Water Diver and have logged at least 100 dives.

The maximum student to instructor ration that we teach at Dive4Photos is 2:1. We also add-in an extra dive to the course outline to help build your confidence and make you a stronger Self-Reliant Diver.
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PADI-Self-Reliant-Solo-Diver
Schedule:

Day 1:
A.M. PADI paperwork, theory session, knowledge reviews and equipment familiarisation
P.M. training dives 1 & 2

Day 2:
A.M. training dive 3 & solo dive
P.M. debrief, logbooks, certification
Schedule:

Day 1:
A.M. theory & knowledge reviews
P.M. training dives 1 & 2

Day 2:
A.M. training dive 3 & solo dive
P.M. debrief, logbooks, certification

Please check the
Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses
Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

13,500 THB (4-dives included)
PADI certification fees included

Price includes use of the following:
• Redundant air source (pony tank & regulator)
• Back-up dive computer
• Back-up SMB & Reel
• Dive planing slate

Facilities:
• Private air-condition classroom

Plus on the dives:
• Koh Tao's most spacious & comfortable dive boat
• 60-90 minute dive times (air supply & NDL's permitting)
• Separate rinse tanks for cameras & dive gear
• On-board equipment room (no carrying of dive-gear)
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & drinking water
• First-Aid room with Oxygen on-board
• Nitrox available for extended NDL's (extra charges apply)

13,500 THB (4-dives)
PADI certification fees included


Price includes:
• Redundant air source
• Back-up dive computer
• Back-up SMB & Reel
• Dive planing slate

Facilities:
• Private air-condition classroom

Dive Boat:
• Koh Tao's most spacious dive boat
• No maximum dive-time limits
• Rinse tanks for camera & dive gear
• On-board equipment room
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & water
• First-Aid room with Oxygen
• Nitrox available (extra charge)

Additional Costs (if needed):
• Full Scuba Equipment hire 300 THB per day
• Suunto Dive Computers hire
100 THB per day
Additional Costs (if needed):
Scuba Equipment 300 THB per day
Dive Computer 100 THB per day
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Upon completion of this course you will earn a PADI Certification Card
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Upon completion of this course you will earn a PADI Certification Card
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Upon completion of this course you will earn a PADI Certification Card


Dive4Photos, 9/16 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)908 718734
Email:
info@dive4photos.com