The above picture shows two sidemount divers. Sidemount specialty is an excellent pairing with Self-Reliant Diver but the course may be taken in backmount or sidemount.
Who should take this course?
Dive professionals, photographers, models, underwater hunters, divers who don't always have a buddy, divers in limited visibility, and anyone who wants to feel more confident in the water can benefit from Self-Reliant Diver.
What will you learn?
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.