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SELF-RELIANT DIVER Padi Self-reliant Diver

The PADI Self-Reliant Diver Course with ATLANTIC EDGE

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.


Students must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be the Certified Advanced Open Water Diver level (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of 100 dives logged
  • Be at least 18 years old

What is Involved? 

The course consists of two parts in one day:

  • Knowledge Session prior to the dive at the same location, as your quarry dives.
  • Open Water Session at Hyde's quarry  This will consist of three dives.


The course is taught during the warmer months of the year (May-October) where we’ll meet at Hyde’s Quarry.   

When Can you Start?

Check out or schedule below for dates and times.


The course fee is $349 and includes:

  • Knowledge Review
  • Open Water Dives
  • Certification Card
  • Tanks and Weights
  • Redundant Air Source (ex. Pony Bottle) w/ own regulator
  • Regualtors with guages
  • Harness System

Course does not include: (Required equipment student are responsible for supplying): 

  • Mask, snorkel, fins and bootis
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer
  • Wetsuit with hoods and gloves (Recommend 7 mm)
  • Quarry Entry fees
  • DSMB/ Surface signaling device (aka Safety Sausage)
  • Cutting tool
  • Slate/pencil

 (Equipment can be rented from Atlantic Edge at a package rate)

Register for the Self Reliant Course at the same time as Sidemount and recieve a $149 discount.