Solo Diver

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Solo Diver Course

Thank you for your interest in our Solo Diver Course. The following information is designed to answer most questions you may have about how this course is run, the content, pre-requisites, equipment requirements and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the course.

What you can learn from this course?

The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for diving without a buddy. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are able to engage in recreational, solo diving activities within their current certification limits.

What will you do in this course?

The Solo Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Why solo dive?
  • History of buddy diving
  • Pros and cons of buddy diving and solo diving
  • Legal liability assumed by buddy diving
  • The solo diving mentality
  • When not to solo dive
  • Equipment for solo diving
  • Planning and conducting a solo dive
  • Management of solo diving emergencies

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:

  • Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
  • Plan dive limits based on personal air consumption rate
  • Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
  • Monitoring of decompression status
  • Demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
  • Demonstrate emergency change over to redundant air supply
  • Deploy surface marker buoy (SMB)


  • 21 years
  • Must hold an Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or equivalent
  • Provide proof of at least 100 logged dives

Course Content

Duration of the course is 1 day.

  • Online Theory
  • 2 Open Water Dives

Online Theory

All theory for the course must be completed online at home before the first day of the course. You will be sent an email with both, online codes to access the eLearning and instructions on how to access them on the website.


Day #1 – Dive Trip 8am to around 5pm (Theory Review, Dives #1 & #2)

Includes: Online Theory Code, Instructor Training, Certification & Certificate upon successful completion, Air Fills, Tanks andWeights.