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Diveheart Adaptive Dive Buddy (BUD01)

This course introduces Diveheart and adaptive scuba diving to certified divers interested in working with Adaptive Divers (individuals with disabilities)! This is Diveheart’s entry-level Buddy Course. Upon earning their certification, Adaptive Dive Buddies will have the ability to participate on Diveheart Adaptive Dive Teams!

Adaptive Dive Buddy candidates must have their own copy of the Diveheart Adaptive Scuba Instructor/Dive Buddy Manual, either in softcover or an electronic version (Can be purchased on Amazon). Diveheart recommends that buddy candidates also have a copy for the Diveheart Adaptive Diver Manual, either in softcover or electronically.

– Minimum of 15 years old
– Certified Open Water diver, or equivalent, with at least 20 logged dives
– Been diving, or taken a refresher course, in the past two years
– Have current CPR/First Aid/AED training (must be good through the entire course)
– Comfortable performing all of Diveheart’s Buddy Tune-Up Skills PRIOR to attending the practical portion of the course
– Proficient in scuba skills including buoyancy control (RECOMMENDED that candidate has completed a Buoyancy Control Course)
  • Training Program Overview
  • Training Program Overview
  • Training Program Overview Video
  • Quiz: Training Program Overview
  • General Standards
  • General Standards
  • Quiz: General Standards
  • Understanding Disabilities
  • Understanding Disabilities
  • Quiz: Understanding Disabilities
  • Needed Scuba Assistance (NSA) Evaluation
  • Needed Scuba Assistance Evaluation
  • Quiz: Needed Scuba Assistance Evaluation
  • Adaptive Dive Team (ADT)
  • Adaptive Dive Team
  • Quiz: Adaptive Dive Team
  • Scuba Skills
  • Scuba Skills
  • Scuba Skills
  • Quiz: Scuba Skills
  • Assembly & Disassembly
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Quiz: Equipment Assembly and Disassembly
  • Donning and Removing Scuba Gear
  • Entries and Exits
  • Quiz: Entries and Exits
  • Proper Weighting
  • Quiz: Proper Weighting
  • Weight Removal
  • Mouthpiece Clearing
  • Quiz: Mouthpiece Clearing
  • Underwater Swimming
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Quiz: Underwater Swimming & Navigation
  • Mask Clearing
  • Quiz: Mask Clearing
  • Regulator Recovery
  • Quiz: Regulator Recovery
  • Problem Management
  • Quiz: Problem Management
  • Key Scuba Skills
  • Buoyancy Control
  • Descents and Ascents
  • Equalization
  • Out of Air Emergencies
  • Quiz: Key Scuba Skills
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Quiz: Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive Dive Buddy (ADB)
  • Adaptive Dive Buddy
  • Quiz: Adaptive Dive Buddy (ADB)
  • Top Side Procedures
  • Top Side Procedures
  • Transfers
  • Transfers
  • Skill Videos
  • Amputee Skills
  • Paraplegic Skills
  • Quadriplegic Skills
  • Visually Impaired Skills
  • Challenge Skills
  • Challenge Skills Description
  • Challenge Skills - Visually Impaired
  • Challenge Skills - Paraplegic
  • Challenge Skills - Quad & FFM
  • Final Exam: Adaptive Dive Buddy
  • Final Exam: Adaptive Dive Buddy
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "Final Exam: Adaptive Dive Buddy"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever