Diving Koh Tao - COVID-19 special discount up to 38%

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the "Scuba Birds" PADI 5-star IDC Dive Center on Koh Tao offers special prices for 2020-2022. Book diving now and get up to 38% discount on PADI Courses and diving programs. No deposit and prepayment required!

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PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty

PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Course on Koh Tao Island allows you to experience a completely different philosophy of planning and diving. The PADI System of diver education trains divers to use the
buddy system based on its proven benefit to diving, divers and dive safety. Photographers, videographers, dive leaders and others will find the principles of self-reliant diving useful when diving as a group, or otherwise when choosing to dive without a partner. Experienced divers who typically dive with a partner will find the self-reliant diver course bolsters their skill and confidence when diving with unknown partners or those less experienced. Diving without a partner requires mental discipline as well as the right attitude and equipment. 
This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:

  • The value and application of the buddy system
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks
  • The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed
  • Dive planning and gas management

PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Course general information

Number of dives: 3 dives
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent with minimum 100 logged dives
Minimum age: 18 years

The cost of PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿9,800
Price for booking on this website ฿8,800

Book on our website today - get 10% discount

No prepayment or deposit is needed for booking! Just specify the arrival date, the number of participants and save up to 10%. Additional discounts for two or more students.

The cost of PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course on Koh Tao includes:

  • Training materials on your language
  • International PADI Specialty diver eCard™
  • Equipment rental
  • Tea, coffee, fruits and snacks on the boat
  • Insurance


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PADI Self-Reliant Diver course combined with other courses

PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course is the next logical step of continuing education because you can carry two (or more) cylinders along your sides that greatly enhance diving safety. 
This specialty course will be useful for underwater photographers, who may spend a lot of time hovering in place to get a great composition, so, you might be interested in combination with PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course.