PADI adaptive support diver and adaptive techniques

The PADI adaptive support diver ans adaptive techniques specialties are dedicated to divers who wish to share their passion with people with a disability.

adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers.

This specialty will allow you to be able to dive with a maximum of buddies without having constraints on the capacities of each. During this training, you will indeed have to dive yourself into incapacitation situations. For example as a visually impaired person or unable to use your legs. By putting yourself in the situation of a disabled person, you will see that the sensations are different. This will make you much more attentive to the environment and the people in it.

We will teach you, using workshops and role plays, the adaptive diving techniques to adopt according to the incapacity of each.

The principle is to become aware of what the person is able to do or not to do in order to be able to assist him effectively.

Adaptive technical diving
Adaptive technical prerequisites
Be at least 18 years old.
Be a PADI Divemaster or PADI Master Freediver
Have completed EFR primary and secondary care training in the past 24 months.
The technical adaptive diving specialty consists of theoretical training, followed by educational workshops. Two workshops in a protected environment followed by two workshops in a natural environment.

Training aims :

Help PADI professionals to be more aware and concerned about individual considerations when presenting a disability.
Provide PADI pros with adaptive techniques to apply when supervising and training disabled divers during PADI courses and program.
Help PADI pros to properly advise their student divers on their abilities.
Help the PADI pros by providing them with support and techniques to motivate and encourage their students with disabilities.

Adaptive support

Prerequisites for Adaptive support training

Be at least 15 years old.
Have completed EFR primary and secondary care training in the past 24 months.
Be certified PADI Open Water (or equivalent of another organization) or PADI free diver.

The adaptive support diving specialty consists of theoretical training followed by two dives, one in a protected environment, the other in a natural environment. The choice of site will be based on the conditions best suited for you to practice and be comfortable in the assistance of your partner.

Training aims:

Demonstrate appropriate techniques to assist the diver to get in and out of the water
Assist the diver when putting on a suit while protecting their ends.
Help the diver get into the water and put on their diving gear.
Help the diver achieve neutral buoyancy and position themselves directly in the water.
Recognize and demonstrate the signals underwater with the procedure adapted according to the handicap.
Simulate a tired diver over a distance of at least 25 meters.
Respond correctly to a diver in distress on the surface and underwater.
Swim at least 10 meters using the equipment necessary to swim with your arms.
Help a diver take off his equipment and get out of the water.
PADI Advanced Open Water “plus” with Warnakali
Choosing the adaptive diving specialty with the Warnakali diving center is the assurance of advancing your scuba diving techniques while continuing your PADI training. The first dive of your deep specialty will credit you with one of the 5 adventure dives of your PADI Advanced Open Water. The completed specialty will be taken into account for your Master Scuba Diver.

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