RAIDaptive Open Water 20
The RAIDaptive program is designed to teach individuals with disabilities to become certified divers with the goal of using certified RAIDaptive Dive Buddies to compensate for those skills that they cannot independently perform.
To become a certified RAIDaptive Open Water diver, the students need to have basic swimming skills, be comfortable in the water, and should be in good overall health, have a mature attitude, sound judgement and self-discipline to follow the guidelines that they will be taught for safe diving.
Medical clearance from a registered diving doctor is also required.
The student will be certified according to the following Designations:
- Designation 1 (D1) – The student must be able to perform all skills independently with the exception of Entries and Exits.
- Designation 2 (D2)- The student must be able to perform all skills independently with the exception of Entries, Exits, Emergency Ascents, Maintaining Positive Buoyancy at the surface by oral inflation of the BCD.
- Designation 3 (D3) – The student must be able to breathe continuously and monitor gas supply. The student will require assistance with all other aspects of diving.