To be certified to dive by yourself requires proof of at 75-100 logged dives depending on the agency your train with.. At Texas Dive Center, Inc. we are going to want those dives to reflect a varied level of dive experience. Some agencies only require the 100 dives and have a Open Water Diver Certification, others require additional certifications, so discuss it with your instructor until we get this page further developed.
Our Training Director is a Public Safety Diver Instructor as well as rated to teach diving without a buddy by several dive certification agencies. Everyone should always dive with a buddy for safe scuba diving. However, we recognize there are times when underwater photographers, Dive Masters, Wreck and Cave divers are too far from a dive buddy to get assistance and this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to dive alone when that happens.
You must be at least 18.
So if you meet the above, come see our Training Director to discuss the requirements for getting certified to be a little too far from your dive buddy when taking pictures, or in that great great.