Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to
develop self-reliance and independence while diving.
With proper training, equipment and the right attitude to accept the risks involved in independent diving, an experience diver can responsibly engage in dives without a buddy. Self-reliant diving is an adventure activity that is not for everyone, but does have its place. If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow selfreliant diving techniques, you’ll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team.