PADI Adaptive Support Diver specialty rating
What are the benefits of the PADI Adaptive Support Diver specialty course?
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.
COST: $ contact the Instructor
PREREQUISITES: PADI Open Water Divers or PADI Freedivers who are at least 15 years old and have completed the 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.
MATERIALS: contact the Instructor
COURSE DURATION: 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.
CUSTOM SCHEDULES: We reserve this course with a customizable schedule, please let us know your availability.
WE PROVIDE: Instruction with a PADI Professional.
STUDENTS PROVIDE: Along with your basic scuba or freedive equipment, your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear to assist with your buddy's particular needs.
Release Forms required: Liability Release and Assumption of Risk, Medical Statement, Standard Safe Diving Practices. (please see our "Links" page to download these and have them completed before training begins) Note: If you have a YES to one of the medical questions, you will need to get a doctor’s approval before participating in this program. Please call the Instructor if you have any questions on these forms.
REGISTRATION: Call 1(405) 831-9688 to make a reservation. 24 hour cancellation policy.