SDI Solo Diver Program

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Solo Diving is the practice of self-reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.” Solo Divers are skilled in self-sufficiency and are able to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.

The Solo Diver course emphasises the importance of proper dive planning, personal limitations, and accident prevention, as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures and equipment for diving solo.

This program comprises an evening theory session and a double  boat dive and is the perfect course if you are;

  • an underwater photography or underwater video diver 

  • diving with your children

  • diving with a less experienced buddy.

  • interested in learning how to dive independent of a dive buddy

  • looking to strengthen your buddy team diving skills.



  • Minimum age 21

  • Minimum certification level Advanced Diver 

  • Minimum logged dives 100

  • Current medical clearance. 

Equipment Requirements

You will require to provide your own diving equipment, which must include a redundant air source: Pony bottle, twin cylinders with isolation valve or independent doubles. Spare Air is not acceptable.

Gear hire is available with discounted fees, please contact us on (02)9958 5699 or for more information.


Course Structure

Evening Session

  • Course overview
  • Sign Waiver and Release documentation
  • Why solo dive
  • Who should solo dive
  • Solo diving mentality
  • When not to solo dive
  • Equipment for solo diving
  • Planning & conducting solo dives
  • Navigation
  • Management of solo diver emergencies.


On Dive Day you will conduct a double boat dive as follows:

  • Dive #1

Skills review, including use of redundant system. Reciprocal compass swim from fixed point (ie anchor) Use of SMB Surface swim

  • Dive #2

Submit a dive plan Dive the plan utilising your solo diver skills Course Inclusions SDI Solo Diver Pack Double boat dive Certification as Solo Diver through SDI once course objectives are successfully completed.