What you can expect
Sunreef’s Self Reliant Diver Course has been designed to teach divers how to develop skills of self-reliance and independence while diving in conjunction with recognition of accepting the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety.
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.
Two main reasons why an experience diver should take the PADI Self Reliant Course:
1 )To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary
2) To sharpen skills of diving self reliant, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.
Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation email or text. When you arrive, we will see you at our check in desk and ensure that your gear is organized. If you bring your own gear, our crew can carry it down to the dock and set it up for you, or if you prefer you will be free to do it yourself. If we know you are hiring gear, everything will be organized for you prior to check in.
On departure to the Local Reefs, our trained crew will provide a thorough briefing for all our divers about the sites we will visit and will answer any questions you may have about it. Once the boat exits the calm waters of the Mooloolaba River system, it is around a 15 minute ride to the site. The vessel will be anchored and our crew will help you set up to get in the water.
Each dive is planned to last for either 50 minutes or will end to have you on the surface with 50 bar (whichever one comes first), while also taking into consideration the skills that need to be completed by all student divers.
Every dive is different depending on the conditions that day and time.
Between dives, we will come up for a surface interval where you are provided snacks and water. Feel free to bring along your own snacks if you have allergies or would like more substantial food.
The divers then return to the shop, where we will have refreshments and hot wedges or chips ready for you while we debrief. While this is happening we will unload the vessel and wash all your gear for you if you so wish.
Read more about the Sunshine Coast dive sites we may visit.
When diving alone may be applicable, how to plan a dive in that situation, readiness of using a life support system, adaptive training, self reliant diver specific equipment, and responsibilities of a safe self reliant diver.