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Padi Self reliant diver course

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Herb-alaska, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    RJP is absolutely correct, it's that simple. I've dived solo in all 3 allowable categories. If you don't know the operator, you must simply inquire if you will be able to solo with your cert. Since getting certified, I have been 100% successful, avoid the operators that do not allow solo, it's their choice and policy.

    Though all my contemporary training was PADI, I chose the SDI solo diver cert to avoid the ambiguity of solo vs. self-reliant. I ran an imperfectly designed poll on the solo forum in May regarding certification and the ability to solo dive. Of 121 respondents, 78 were not solo certified, 30 were SDI certified, and only 3 were PADI certified http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/solo-divers/507560-solo-diving-certification.html

    Good solo diving, Craig
  2. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Marshall Islands and Westminster, Co
    Wow...knock on wood that I never encounter the same Yo-yos that Nemrod has. I still enjoy the Keys. So far so good.

    I know this is a little off topic but I never show my Pro Certs anymore while vacationing...regardless of the style of diving I am doing. The last time I did I was introduced during the dive brief as an instructor and the rest of the trip my Daughter and I were bugged from other patrons looking for free advice. Now I am just another Joe Blow on vacation.
    Searcaigh likes this.

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