TDI / SDI Solo Diver

As experienced divers we usually prefer to dive with our peers, team mates or buddies who we know can help us out in a crisis. When we dive with others though, students or unknowns, we are not only really diving solo, but we are also potentially diving solo with a dependent. THE TDI/SDI solo diver course is the only true solo diving course that qualifies you to dive alone, but equips you with the skills and knwoledge to dive safely with others who may be an unknown qualitity or reliant on you. Photographers this is definitely for you!

What’s Involved

There will be at least 2 dives and you will build on diving skills and knowledge to date. You will learn about dive planning, equipment considerations and develop buoyancy, trim and dive planning skills to safely carry out a solo dive as well as learn how to be a great self reliant team member

Course Skills

Dive planning. Buoyancy and trim, propulsion techniques, backup cylinder and stage set-up and rigging, gas management, thinking like a solo diver, handling emergencies and failures.

Why Do the Course?

This course will suit experienced recreational divers and budding technical divers. It opens up the ability to dive solo and adds additional knowledge and skills to your buddy team diving. It prepares you to take further technical training if desired.

What’s Included

The course fee covers instructional time, manual, use of facilities including pool. Students are expected to pay any gas, boat costs and accomodation costs required to complete the course but we do have packages available. Only after the successful completion of the course do you pay your certification fee – “you pay for training – you earn the certification”

What You Need

Single tank with stage or minimum 7 litre pony. Twin Backmount or sidemount technical scuba equipment. We recommend Apeks, Razor and X-Deep systems. These may be rented for the duration of the course.

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Advanced open water. Minimum of 100 dives, 21 years old

Student to Instructor Ratio

3:1 (maximum)

No. Sessions

1 x theory; practical kit setup session; 2 x open water dives


On joining we will send you a kit list, full kit can be rented for the course

Related Courses

Advanced Nitrox

Decompression Procedures


Technical rescue and safety

I’ve been diving for over 20 years, including instructing and Matt was able to bring my diving skills and knowledge to a completely new level

Kirk K, Kerry

Rec Diver