PADI Adaptive Support Diver

Course description

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.

What will you learn?

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.
  • What equipment will you use?

    Basic scuba diving equipment.


    Course cost


    Included in the cost:

  • All your equipment
  • Course manual
  • Course certification card
  • Refreshments
  • Prerequisites

    • PADI Open Water Diver or higher
    • Valid EFR certification
    • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
    • You need to be reasonably healthy