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PADI goes solo

Appeared in DIVER August 2011

How our man NIGEL WADE became the UK’s first to qualify as a PADI Self-Reliant Diver – is the agency’s new course truly a ‘milestone moment’

Sarah Morgan, preparing to become  the first female Self-Reliant Diver
Sarah Morgan, preparing to become the first female Self-Reliant Diver

  • Recording gas and time data
    Recording gas and time data
  • Navigating with a compass
    Navigating with a compass
  • Deploying a DSMB at the end of dive 1
    Deploying a DSMB at the end of dive 1
  • a 3-litre pony set-up
    a 3-litre pony set-up
  • items of mandatory ancillary equipment – the mask and computer are both back-ups

    items of mandatory ancillary equipment – the mask and computer are both back-ups

  • Sarah carries out a “no-mask” swim
    Sarah carries out a “no-mask” swim
  • Simon, Sarah and Nigel discuss the merits of self-reliant diving.
    Simon, Sarah and Nigel discuss the merits of self-reliant diving.
  • Nigel Wade
    Nigel Wade
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow