For the DDI instructor it is a focused and effective tool, when teaching the disabled diver student and his/her dive buddies how to adapt their diving.
DDI Instructors around the world already use what they learn thru DDI training, to adapt equipment and skills of Open Water students doing their course with DDI and other certified training organizations such as PADI, SSI and NAUI. With the launch of this program, we give the Instructors some additional tools and guidelines to use, as well as give extra value for the student diver.
The “DDI Adaptive Diver” program will be free to use when students are registered, with a free DDI course completion wall diploma.
The program is going thru final review before release and will be available for download shortly. We encourage Disabled Diving instructors (from all organizations) to send in their best tips and tricks on how to adapt disabilities for Open Water programs to [email protected], so we can incorporate them in the new manuals. (The best new tips/tricks used in the manual will have their names added to the manuals.)
Photo: Siv Hartvigsen