SDI’s Solo Diver course teaches the practice of self-reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy”.
Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.
One of SDI’s most popular courses, the SDI solo diver course program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses on proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo.
Student Prerequisites SDI Solo Diver Course:
|Minimum age:||21 years|
|Min certification/diver level:||Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent|
|Min amount of dives:||Min. amount of logged dives: one hundred (100) logged dives|
|Course Duration:||2 days and consists of half a day of theory and two days of diving with a total of 4 dives|
|System:||Single Tank Open Circuit or Sidemount|
|What this course covers:||Why solo diving who can solo dive and when – Equipment requirements – Solo dive planning – Solo emergency procedures|
|Certification available through:||SSI,SDI,PADI|
|Combination of courses:||SDI SOLO diver and Sidemount Diver course, or Solo and Adv Nitrox Course, or Solo and gas blender course|
|What Can I do next:||Sidemount Diver, Advanced Nitrox Diver, Gas Blender or ccr courses|