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Ocean Frontiers Diving & Snorkeling Adventures in the Cayman Islands

PADI Self Reliant Diver Certification

PADI Self Reliant Diver Certification
PADI Self Reliant Diver Certification. Instructional Fees, Class and Pool Sessions and 3 training dives. Does not include the cost of boat dives.

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PADI Self Reliant Diver Certification. Instructional Fees, Class and Pool Sessions and 3 training dives. Does not include the cost of boat dives. 

Course Philosophy and Goals The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant Diver Specialty 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. 

This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility.


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, including:

  • The value and application of the buddy system.
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks.
  • The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.  
  • Dive planning and gas management.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Logged Dives: 100 dives
  • Minimum Age:   18 years

Additional Equipment Requirements: 

  • DSMB
  • Redundant gas source,
  • dive computer (redundant) 
  • Surface signaling devices (visual and audible)  
  • Knife/cutting tool 
  • Slate and pencil
  • Back-up mask

What's Included
Instruction, certification, classroom lesson, air tanks, belts, lead weights, towels and drinking water.

What's Not Included
Cost of boat dives, Nitrox, rental gear (BCD, Regs, Wetsuit), Dive Computer, additional equipment listed above.  eLearning is not available for this specialty certification class. 

Transportation to and from your hotel to the departure point in East End is not included. You will need a rental car or taxi if you are not staying in the East End district.

Gratuities Not Included.

Specialty certifications with Ocean Frontiers are listed as instruction fees only and do not include the cost of the boat dives, cameras or nitrox, where applicable. The prices are structured to be 'add-on' classes to existing dives you have already booked with Ocean Frontiers.

How to Get Started
Book your dives with Ocean Frontiers and then 'Add-On' this specialty class. You can add it on via the shopping cart online, call or email to complete your reservation.