PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty
Increase your awareness of divers' varying abilities, and explore adaptive techniques to apply while diving or freediving with a buddy with a disability.
Do you want to learn how to best support a dive buddy who has a physical or mental challenge? The PADI® Adaptive Support Diver course will increase your awareness of divers' varying abilities, and explores adaptive techniques to apply while diving or freediving with a buddy with a disability.
Through knowledge development and two diving workshops - one in confined water and one in open water - you'll learn useful techniques that will increase your ability to become a better dive partner to a diver with a disability. You'll gain insight and practical experience as you learn about:
- Becoming more aware and mindful of individual considerations when diving with people with disabilities.
- Adaptive techniques that can be applied while diving with buddies with mental and/or physical challenges.
The Scuba Gear You Use
All the equipment you will need is included in the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specality Course. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask and snorkel, fins, a wetsuit, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD) that carries your weights and scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.
The Learning Materials
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 3 Hours
To take participate in the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specality Course you must be at least 15 years old, and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or PADI Freediver and have completed the EFR Primary and Secondary Care course within 24 months are eligible to take the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical Form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specality Course , you'll want to check out PADI Master Scuba Diver.
This is one of our specialist course and we run them as custom courses to enrol please book the holding course below making your purchase online through our website.
You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials. We will contact you to arrange more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when.
If you are unsure simply contact us to discuss this further.
Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day