With the release of the updated PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, the PADI Self-Reliant Diver distinctive specialty course is now a standardised PADI Specialty Diver course.
If you are a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Distinctive Specialty Instructor or Trainer, you may qualify to change your rating so that you can teach this new standardized course and allow your divers to credit Dive One as an Adventure Dive.
To change your rating, download the Specialty Change Request Form from the Pros’ Site and submit it to your PADI Regional Headquarters.
You are no longer required to have 25 divers certification to apply for the self-reliant diver specialty instructor rating if you use method 1. (Complete a specialty Instructor course with the PADI Course Director).
You are still required to be at least 18 years old however, and be a PADI Self-Reliant Diver or PADI TecRec Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation and have 20 logged dives if using method 1 or 2.
The distinctive self-reliant diver specialty instructor guide is now removed from the Pro Site. If you wish to get the newly updated standardised self-reliant diver Instructor guide, it is now available on the online shopping cart; Product code: 70248.
You are also welcome to order it by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org.