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Diveheart Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy (BUD02)

This course builds on Diveheart’s Adaptive Dive Buddy Course, introducing advanced skills, techniques, and protocols used when working with adaptive divers that require a higher degree of assistance while scuba diving. Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy candidates will also use and become familiar with more specialized adaptive diving equipment, such as full face masks. Upon earning their certification, Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddies will have the ability to lead Diveheart Adaptive Dive Teams!

Advanced 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 via Amazon). Diveheart recommends that the candidate also have a copy of the Diveheart Adaptive Diver Manual, either in softcover or electronic version.

– Minimum of 18 years old
– Minimum of Certified Rescue Diver, or equivalent, with at least 40 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
– RECOMMENDED that candidate has a Full Face Mask Certification
*Pre-requisite to certification: 30 experiences working with adaptive divers underwater, a minimum of 15 having taken place in open water environments.

Please Note: If you are already a Diveheart Certified Adaptive Dive Buddy and would like to take this eLearning course to upgrade your certification level, please email training@diveheart.org before registering for your next eLearning course to find out if you qualify for an upgrade coupon!
  • Training Program Overview
  • Training Program Overview
  • Training Program Overview
  • 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)
  • Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy (AADB)
  • Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy
  • Quiz: Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy (AADB)
  • Using a Full Face Mask
  • Using a Full Face Mask
  • Diveheart Certifications
  • Adaptive Diver Certifications
  • Quiz: Diveheart Certifications
  • 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: Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy
  • Final Exam: Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever