Self Reliant

Cost – $525 – All Inclusive

Includes course fee, SDT Crew-Pak and standard gear rental


Discover the Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course, where you'll learn the importance of the buddy system while embracing self-reliance and independence in diving. This comprehensive program covers when solo diving is appropriate and equips you with the skills, knowledge, and techniques to plan and execute dives confidently. Whether diving alone or with a partner, this course empowers you to prioritize your own readiness, responsibility, and safety. Join us and embark on a journey towards becoming a skilled and self-reliant diver.

Course consists of/Expected length:

  • 4 Open Water dives over at least two days (Dive 1 is an assessment dive for reviewing skills)
    • Please note that the instructor may reschedule the remainder of your course dives based on this assessment.This is an advanced course with advanced skills. 
      Safety is always our highest priority.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or other agency equivalent
  • 18 years old
  • 100 logged dives (20 logged Cold Water Dives)


  • Seattle Dive Tours Crew Pack
    •  Deployable Surface Marker Buoy 
    • Redundant signaling device (visual and audible)
    • Slate w/ pencil
  • Add’l Equipment Requirements - SDT Discounts Available
    • Redundant gas source
    • Redundant dive computer or depth gauge/bottom timer
    • Redundant Mask
    • Redundant Cutting Tools

Additional compatible courses:

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