PADI | Adaptive Support Diver
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.
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.
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 about:
- Becoming more aware and mindful of individual considerations when diving with people with disabilities.
- Adaptive techniques that can be applied while diving with buddies with mental and/or physical challenges.
The fit and comfort of your personal equipment are key to having an enjoyable diving experience. As a minimum, we would recommend your own mask, snorkel.
Our friendly staff will help you select gear that's right for you when you're ready to buy.
We will provide all your core scuba diving equipment during your course including:
- Buoyancy Device
- Scuba Cylinder
- Integrated Weight System & Weights (As needed)
- Scuba Diving Computer
- Scuba Diving Fins
- Drysuit & Undersuit
During your course, we will include FREE 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 DiveStyle
Enrol onto the course by making your purchase online through our website. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials. After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when.
If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please add this to the comment section when making your purchase online, or simply give us a call to discuss this further.