Diveheart Adaptive Dive Buddy
What You Will Learn:
The Diveheart Adaptive Dive Buddy course introduces Adaptive Diving to anyone interested in learning about diving with a disability. By the end of this program, a candidate will be able to be a successful and comfortable member of an Adaptive Dive Team.
When working with an adaptive diver in real world confined and open water scenarios, you MUST adhere to the appropriate adaptive dive team requirements. However, during Adaptive Dive Buddy training, the blind and paraplegic scenarios can be can be performed in two person teams.
Each team member completes the confined water skill set as both the adaptive diver and adaptive buddy. Quadriplegic scenarios require three person teams; each team member rotates through until they complete the confined water skills as the adaptive diver, forward, and rearward adaptive buddy.
By the end of this training, a candidate should be able to be a successful and comfortable member of an Adaptive Dive Team.
PADI certified Open Water Diver or equivalent
At least 20 logged dives
Proficiency in scuba skills including buoyancy control
Read the relevant sections of manual
Complete/ pass corresponding online course
Attend all classroom, confined and open water segments
Participate in all role-playing segments in confined and open water
Complete/ pass the final water exam