As a global organization, PADI continually strives to foster an environment of openness across the dive industry with a shared understanding that ‘underwater we all speak the same language.’ PADI believes in celebrating and honoring the diversity of the PADI family, while constantly seeking to cultivate new pathways to diving and the underwater world. PADI is committed to working with PADI Members such as us at REEF to facilitate and increase access for new, diverse audiences across our global dive communities to discover and connect with the marine environment.
PADI offers 2 Adaptive diving courses. The PADI Adaptive Techniques course and the PADI Adaptive Support Diver. Both of which you can do with us here at Reef Divers.
We at Reef Diver's strive to help everyone discover the love of diving and we dont believe thast anything should stand in the way!
This course focuses on increasing awareness of varying diver abilities, and explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers.
The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course focuses on increasing awareness of varying abilities, and explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers.
The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course will help PADI Professionals:
The course consists of knowledge development, two confined water skill development workshops and two open water workshops. In addition, a subset of this course, PADI Adaptive Support Diver, will interest divers who want to learn how they can best support dive buddies who have physical or mental challenges.
Increase your awareness of divers' varying abilities, and explore adaptive techniques to apply while diving or freediving with a buddy with a disability.
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: