Increase your awareness of divers' varying abilities, and explore adaptive techniques to apply while freediving with a buddy with a disability.
Padi Adaptive Support Diver
Do you want to learn how to best support a dive buddy who has a physical or mental challange? The PADI Adaptive Support Diver course will increase your awareness of divers' varying abilities, and explores adaptive techniques to apply while diving with a buddy who has a disability.
PADI Open Water Divers who are at least 15 years old and have completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care course within 24 months are eligible to take the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course. It is also recommended that you complete the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course beforehand so that you have better awareness of trim.
Through knowledge development and two diving workshops - one confined water and one in open water - you will learn useful techniques that will increase your ability to become a better dive partner to a diver with a disability. You will gain insight and practical experience as you learn about:
Are you a PADI Professional who wants to become more aware of individual considerations when working with people who have mental or physical challenges?
PADI Professionals have a long and successful history of working with divers and disabilities PADI's approach to diver education is (and always has been) inclusive: Everyone who meets a course prerequisite is welcome to enroll. The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course builds on that foundation by enhancing the training PADI Professionals receive, and preparing them for student-centred and prescriptive approaches when adapting techniques to meet diver needs.
PADI Divemasters who have completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care within 24 months are eligable to take the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course.
The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course focuses on increasing awareness of varying abilities, and explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers
The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course will help PADI Professionals:
This course consists of knowledge development, two confined water skill development workshops and two open water workshops.