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Adaptive Support Diver

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Increase your awareness of divers' varying abilities, and explore adaptive techniques to apply while diving or freediving with a buddy with a disability.

THE COURSE

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 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 our instructors whenever you have a question.

Prerequisites

To take participate in the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty 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

Medical Requirements

Our experiences and courses require 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), or your own Doctor.

You will not be able to participate in any pool or open water sessions without confirming your fitness to dive.

The Scuba Gear You Will Use

We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:

  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Buoyancy Device
  • Regulator
  • Scuba Cylinder
  • Weight System & Weights
  • Scuba Diving Computer
  • Scuba Diving Fins
  • Dry Suit & Undersuit (If Required)

During your course, we will include Free rental of all of the above core dive gear items only. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.

Getting Started

This is one of our specialist course to enrol please contact us and we will get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials.

We will also give you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when. 

If you are unsure simply contact us to discuss this further.

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty Course, you'll want to check out PADI Master Scuba Diver.

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