You have asked for it and we were listening. Solo Diver will be available on our eLearning platform next week (Feb 4, 2013).
At one point or another, a diver has found himself alone during a dive, whether it may have been intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.”
Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers, and some certification agencies, as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.
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 its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers, as well as those diving with their children or buddies who may not very experienced in scuba diving.
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If you would like more information, please contact our World Headquarters or your Regional Office.