PADI Self-reliant Diver

Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.

With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experience diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy.

Self-reliant diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place.

If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you’ll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team.

You need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old and has 100 logged dives to enroll in the Self-Reliant Diver course. You’ll also complete a skills assessment with your PADI Self-Reliant Diver Instructor before diving into the course.

Course duration:  min. 2 days, including knowledge development, backup system assemble and adjustment, skill exercises & 3 open water training dives. 

Training dive location: Longdong Bay, Northeast Coast

Course fee: English / Bilingual Class NT$15,000 per person 


  1. Course fee includes PADI's student diver materials with certification fee, instruction fee, backup system gear rental with cylinders only and EANx cylinders will be charged extra, but does not include with full set of personal gear, transportation, meals, accommodation and other personal expenses.

  2. Each participant shall have or has to rent the following items for the open water training such as reel (min. 30 M), DSMB (Diver Surface Marker Buoy), dive computer, knife and underwater note/slate.

  3. If participants require to be specified in other locations for the open water training, the extra cost occurred will be charged.  

  4. Course schedule can be arranged advanced in coordination with our assigned instructors.

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