5 REASONS TO BECOME AN AUTONOMOUS DIVER

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BECOMING AN AUTONOMOUS DIVER FOR FREEDOM!

Have you had it with dive groups made up of five divers who move about so much that you get hit by a fin every five minutes? Had enough of seeing only sand or particles because of divers kicking up the silt right in front of you? ...

Becoming an autonomous diver can potentially allow you to avoid difficult situations when another diver forces the dive to end when you’ve still got 130 bar left in your tank!

With PA 20 or PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER certification, you can go out with your friends at your own pace!

And when you go on supervised dives, the aim will be to access deep wrecks or be guided to a new spot home to thousands of amazing creatures. ...

And as you’re no longer thrown in with beginners or relatively inexperienced divers, you’ll get greater diving pleasure throughout the year and fully appreciate the seascapes and fauna that you encounter.

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BECOMING MORE AUTONOMOUS WHEN DIVING ... FOR THE PRICE

On average, an autonomous dive costs from €5 to €10 less than a supervised dive.
autonomous diver price

If you’ve got your own diving gear (regulator, BCD and suit), you’ll save between €5 and €10 more per outing! Thus, by diving on a regular basis, in 2 years you'll make up the cost of a PA 20 or PADI course. Depending on the centres, location, number of dives and federation, prices for training courses vary by €300 to €600.

The math is easy!

autonomous diver safety
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TAKING THE PA20 ... FOR SAFER DIVING

During the course, you'll develop your knowledge of physiology and anatomy while learning more about decompression, air consumption, using dive computers and avoiding the main risks (barotrauma, decompression accidents, etc.).

You'll also learn how to explore a wreck or dive in very cold water. Your buddy will soon be fed up with you checking him over before, during and after (!) each dive ;-)

All scenarios are tackled including the situation where you have to make yourself seen in the water, if need be by using surface marker buoy.

With the training completed, you’ll have acquired knowledge, know-how and technical skills : a trio that will improve prevention and consequently your safety when diving.

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        GET YOUR LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DIVING!

        With your level 2 diving certification, you’ll be able to dive to a depth of 40 metres! This will allow you to dive in 90% of sites used by clubs throughout the world!
        autonomous diver enjoyment

        Beyond 20 m, however, you'll be chaperoned by a trained guide. No way to reach level 3 (PA 60) before you're ready!

        With PA 20 or PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER certification, you can dive around the world without any problems thanks to your internationally recognised skills. You'll discover mysterious wrecks teeming with life. You'll sail along the slopes or around steep inclines, with the secret hope of coming across "something big". Then one day, you feel a touch of narcosis : a strange and variable feeling, pleasant or terrifying, which leaves no diver indifferent...

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        ARTICLE WRITTEN BY

        baptiste digital manager subea
        Baptiste, Subea Digital Manager 

        I'm 36 years old. I'm the Digital Manager for the Subea brand. I'm keen on spearfishing and freediving and have been scuba diving for over fifteen years. I have my level 1 FFESSM and PADI certification up to “Rescue” level.

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