Solo Diver Course

Solo Diver Course with Dayo Scuba, Central and North Florida

dayo scuba solo diver

The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and
proper procedures for diving solo. Upon successful completion of this
course, graduates may engage in solo diving activities where appropriate.


dayo scuba solo diver

1. Minimum age 21
2. Advanced Diver (most any agency) or equivalent
3. Nitrox Diver (most any agency)
4. Provide proof of 100 logged dives

Required to own

.- a. Redundant air sources: pony cylinder, twin cylinders with isolation, independent doubles, or SpareAirâ„¢
- b. Regulators (for all cylinders)
- c. Buoyancy compensator device (BCD)
- d. Exposure suit appropriate for the dive
- e. Dive knife or other cutting tool (more than one better)
- f. Surface marker buoy
- g. Safety reel or spool
- h. Compass
- i. Dive computer
- j. Surface audible signaling devices, ie: whistle

* We understand some divers travel for classes, so if you can prove you own the following, we can rent most items.

Download the Forms

Solo Diver Liability Release Form

General Liability Form

Medical Statement Form
* Note, we only need page 1 if NO to all questions, else you'll need a physician sign off - print the whole form

Study material - SDI Solo Diver online course covers:

- a. Dive site selection and pre-dive considerations
- b. Filing notification of planned dive activities
- c. Contingency planning
- d. Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
- e. Gas management
- f. Avoiding entanglements

7. Navigation
- a. Why navigation skills are important to the solo diver
- b. Use of a mechanical compass
- c. Electronic compass
- d. Underwater diver tracking systems

8. Management of Solo Diving Emergencies
- a. Free-flowing regulators
- b. BCD inflator malfunctions
- c. Mask problems
- d. Managing currents
- e. Entanglements
- f. Unintended decompression obligations
- g. Panic and stress management techniques
- h. Use of surface marker buoys and location devices

In Water Scuba Skills

dayo scuba solo diver

200 metres / 600 feet surface swim in full scuba equipment, configured
for local diving conditions; must be non-stop and performed in an open
water environment

1. Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
2. Limits based on personal gas consumption
3. Exact dive and/or no-decompression profile
4. Properly execute the planned dive within all predetermined limits
5. Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
a. Streamlining equipment
b. How to use and carry a redundant air supply
6. Proper descent / ascent rates
7. Proper safety stop procedures
8. Monitoring of decompression status with computer
9. Navigation skills
10. Demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
11. Demonstrate emergency change over to a backup regulator or bailout
scuba at a depth not exceeding 30 metres / 100 feet
12. Deploy surface marker and use of surface audible signaling device

Divers need to show the following

dayo scuba solo diver

Good trim and bouyancy
Give examples when Not to Solo Dive

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