Diveheart Adaptive Scuba Instructor

What You Will Learn:

The Diveheart Adaptive Scuba Instructor program introduces the open water scuba instructor to innovative Diveheart Adaptive Diving protocols, assessment tools and techniques to prepare them to work with divers of all and varying abilities. 

 

Develop adaptive dive team skills, learn and understand all the roles and responsibilities necessary to successfully coordinate every aspect of an adaptive dive. 

 

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.

 

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 will be able to teach students to be a successful and comfortable member of an Adaptive Dive Team. 

PreRequisites:

  • Certified, renewed and insured PADI Instructor or equivalent

  • Certified as Advanced and Basic Dive Buddy or enrolled in a joint Adaptive Dive Buddy, Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy and Adaptive Instructor course

Performance Requirements:

  • 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

Course Fees:

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