This SSI course is for very experienced divers who are interested in teaching diving techniques and equipment requirements with which they become more independent as a diver and can independently prevent and / or solve problems.
It is not intended that everyone will dive on his own, but for some divers this specialty is really a godsend. For example, Instructors and divemasters often technically dive alone, because they do not have a full-fledged buddy who will help them in an emergency situation in our eyes, this specialty should actually be mandatory for them because you really learn a lot!
Not only divers who plan to dive solo, but also dive instructors, photographers, videographers, tec divers and other experienced divers who dive without a clear buddy at hand can benefit from this course.
This course covers when solo diving can be applied and how this differs from diving according to the buddy system. It is an introduction to 'independent diving' (self-help) diving where the diver develops the skills, builds the knowledge and learns the techniques which are necessary for the diver to be able to rely on himself, the term "solo" diver is actually incorrect. He would rather have to be a helpful diver!
That diving alone involves additional risks, speaks for itself. In part you will simply have to accept these risks, but you can also deal with many risks. That is what you learn in the SSI independent diver Specialty.
You will learn how to solve problems that you normally can contact your buddy. There is also a bit deeper into air consumption and the like. So after this course you can plan and do dives on your own, but you also learn to be able to provide 100% for yourself within the normal buddy system.
This is a course that is not for everyone and also not all your buddies will stand behind, but you only know what it is when you have done it and all successful students say that it is a great experience full of learning moments, besides it is a very special experience to dive for the first time alone and for that reason ... highly recommended!
You can also download our SSI specialty brochure: click here!
SSI Digital learning:
We work with digital course packages and digital dive certificates that we can provide to you via SSI. Participation requires an account in the ODIN system of SSI. You can create this yourself by clicking on this link.
Your account is then directly linked to our SSI Dive Center Vipdiveschool (DC NR: 714109)
-Minimum 18 years old
-Minimum Open Water Diver
Duration of the course: Approximately one day depending on the progress of the student.
Number of dives: For the SSI Independent diver specialty we make two dives.
We dive 7 days a week!
The SSI Independent diver specialty course can be followed at our diving school in Vinkeveen and Almere 7 days a week between 09:00 and 23:00 h. Call or email us directly to record your date or book directly online and we will contact you. to make an appointment when it suits you!
Diving equipment: During the SSI Independent diver specialty course you use Your own diving equipment or You can rent the necessary diving equipment with us!
Did you know that: We have a floating dive center on the Vinkeveense plassen? What makes boat diving for our daily expenses! That we really do diving lessons 7 days a week? that in addition to all SSI dive training we are also authorized to give most PADI diving courses and we do (almost) all diving courses from our dive ship at no extra cost ... so you can also take a boat dive :-)