RAIDaptive Buddy

RAIDaptive Buddy

The RAIDaptive program was designed to bring the sport of diving to persons with disabilities by adapting the RAID Open Water 20 course to the abilities demonstrated by the diver with disabilities.   The title, RAIDaptive, is a combination of RAID and Adaptive to identify to the diving community the intent of the program.

Under this philosophy, the role of a RAIDaptive Buddy is to assist, or “fill in the gap” for the skills that the RAIDaptive Diver cannot effectively complete independently. This course, therefore, has been designed to teach you how to appropriately assist the RAIDaptive Diver in performing those RAID Open Water 20 diving skills that the RAIDaptive Diver cannot independently perform.

Techniques to assist in the skills of  RAIDaptive Divers D1, D2, and D3
Transfers, lifts, and other modes of offering assistance
Special communication skills
Working as a team to provide the safest diving experience for the RAIDaptive Diver

Be 18 years or older
Have completed RAID Master Rescue Diver or Equivalent

RAID on-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills as detailed
Minimum of two confined water training dives required

All confined water skills have been acknowledged and accepted on-line through the RAID web site by both yourself and your instructor.

The RAID Dive Center has confirmed certification on-line through the DiveRAID web site.

The above is subject to the RAID General Diving Standards and change without notice.