• PADI - Adaptive Support Diver

PADI - Adaptive Support Diver

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.

Course Type: Continuing Education

Starting from
£195.00

Availability: Contact us for booking information

About The PADI Adaptive Support Diver 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.

What Your Learn

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.

Take This Course If You Want To

  • Become more aware and mindful of individual considerations when diving with people with disabilities.
  • Learn from a scuba diving experts

Learn How To

  • Apply adaptive techniques that can be applied while diving with buddies with mental and/or physical challenges.
  • Be a confident and skilled diver
  • Manage your buoyancy
  • Handle common problems

Next Steps

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Study

Step 1 - Instructor Lead Learning

Our team of PADI Instructors will teach you about the principles of adaptive techniques used for scuba diving, freediving & mermaiding.

  • Learning time commitment: 4-5 hours

 

 

 

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At The Uk Diving Academy

Step 2 - With Your Instructor

You will complete 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.

  • Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Divers or PADI Freedivers or PADI Meramid and have completed the EFR Primary and Secondary Care course within 24 months are eligible to take the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course. 
  • Total time commitment: 2 days
  • Minimum age: 15 years or older

 


More Information

PADI Adaptive Support Diver Course Prerequisites

The PADI Adaptive Support Diver Course 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.
Course Medical Requirements

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).

The Scuba Gear You Will Use During Your Course

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

  • Buoyancy Device
  • Regulator
  • Scuba Cylinder
  • Weight System & Weights
  • Scuba Diving Computer
  • Scuba Diving Fins

During your course, we will include 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.

What's Included
  • Course Tuition
  • PADI eLearning
  • Equipment hire
  • Air Fills in the pool.
  • PADI eCertification Card 
Additional Costs

  • Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day
  • Transportation for you and your equipment.
  • Subsequent air fills on open water dives payable directly to site
After This Course

The first dive of the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty course may count toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - contact us today for fins out more about earning credit.

Your PADI Adaptive Support Diver certification gets you one step closer to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver™. Only two percent of divers ever achieve this elite rating.

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