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Diveheart Adaptive Scuba Diving Instruct

Diveheart Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy

What You Will Learn:

The Diveheart Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy requires additional scuba certification prerequisites while introducing advanced adaptive scuba buddy skills, techniques and protocols as well as knowledge of specialized advanced adaptive equipment.

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. 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 Advanced Adaptive Dive Team.


  • PADI certified Rescue Diver or equivalent

  • At least 40 logged dives

  • Current in EFR Primary and Secondary Care or equivalent

  • Certified as an Adaptive Dive Buddy or enrolled in a joint Adaptive Dive Buddy and Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy 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

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