Duration 2 Days
One of SDI's most popular courses, the solo diver 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. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including it's proper usage and assembly. This is the prefect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers.
Minimum age of 21 years, minimum of 100 logged dives and certification as an Advanced diver.
Qualifications of Graduates
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in No Decompression solo diving activities up to 40 msw.
Required Course Minimums
Classroom / Briefing Hours – Minimum 4
Open water Dives – 2, including a non-stop surface swim of 200 meters in full scuba gear, navigation with a compass, deployment of a surface marker and use of a surface audible signaling device.
Required Subject Areas
Why Solo Dive? Who should solo dive? When not to solo dive, Solo Diving Mentality, Using the Solo Diver release form, Equipment for Solo Diving, Planning & Conducting a Solo Dive, Navigation, Management of Solo Diving Emergencies, In-Water Drills.
Redundant Air Source, SMB & Reel, Compass, Audible Signal.
Note: All SDI Programs require the use of a Dive Computer.