IAHD Dive Partner program
The IAHD Dive Partner course is designed to allow certified divers to be certified to fill the key role of a certified support diver for an IAHD-certified adaptive scuba diver and also to be a more aware, empathetic and supportive dive buddy for divers with disabilities. An IAHD Dive Partner is specially trained in how to dive with a disabled diver. Candidates get first hand experience in understanding some of the problems encountered by disabled divers. Minimum age is 16 years, and Dive Partners must hold Rescue Diver, First Aid, CPR & O2 Provider certifications from recognized training organizations. They must also have a minimum of 20 logged dives with experience in navigation and night diving.
As an IAHD Dive Partner you'll be in a position to support and see how IAHD Divers have Overcome:
• Emotional/Social/Trust Issues
• Movement Disorders
• Birth Defects
• Spinal Injuries
The IAHD Dive Partner program is offered at anytime with a reservation, or can be integrated into the last week of our PADI Divemaster course, and takes 1 day to complete and costs $150. Contact us to see how we can improve your dive partnership skills, and increase the rewards of diving with disabled divers and accompanying them on their dive experiences.