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Adaptive Scuba Program

Adaptive Scuba Diving


Welcome to Red Alert Diving, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center. We are passionate about everything scuba diving. We believe that diving is not just a sport or a hobby, but a way of life. Our team of experienced divers is dedicated to providing everyone with the best diving experience possible, whether you're a beginner, an experienced diver, or a professional looking to broaden your offerings.

Red Alert Diving is bringing the sport of Scuba Diving to persons with limited abilities! To further this goal, we are thrilled to partner with Crusty Crab Diving, a Florida based 501c3, to offer training for divers with disabilities and their friends and families.

Our mission is simple - to share our love for the underwater world and inspire others to explore it. We offer a range of diving courses and excursions to suit all levels, from introductory courses for beginners to advanced training for experienced divers.

We are now conducting adaptive scuba training. Adaptive training is a method of coaching persons with disabilities to participate in scuba as independently as their abilities will allow.

At Red Alert Diving, safety is our top priority. All our instructors are certified and experienced, ensuring that you receive the best training and guidance. We use only the best equipment and follow strict safety protocols to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable diving experience. Students are trained using the same programs, information and standards as able-bodied divers with the focus on adapting the skills to their abilities. These adaptations are made throughout training, and many divers will earn the same certification as their able-bodied counterparts. In other cases, students are taught with specially trained buddies who are required to dive with them to safely explore the underwater world.

Working with a team of trained diving professionals, you will build a plan to best meet the training requirements for a PADI open water certification. We will help you adapt your abilities and skills to the underwater environment.

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These courses are scheduled on the third weekend of every month.

Who can do it?

a diver practicing his swim techniques using only one armAdapted Diving Classes:

This program is open to any person medically qualified to dive. As long as you meet the medical criteria for diving, you can try adaptive scuba. People with amputations, spinal cord injuries, hearing loss and vision impairment are welcome to join us for dive training. As long as you can hold a regulator in your mouth, we want to share the underwater world with you.

Adaptive Support Diver Specialty:

This specialty course is designed for to equip divers with helpful techniques for buddying with divers with disabilities. While this course will interest anyone who dives with a diver with disabilities, many of the techniques practiced will apply to any diver.

Requirements:

  • PADI Open Water Certification
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • 15 Years of age or older

Adaptive Techniques Specialty:

The Adaptive Techniques Specialty Course provides PADI Professionals with practical techniques and approaches proven to be effective when teaching and assisting divers with physical or mental challenges. This requires taking the time to explore abilities with student divers and to discover together how each diver can comfortably enjoy scuba diving using adaptive techniques.

Requirements:

  • PADI Divemaster
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • 18 Years of age or older

We understand that diving is not just about the dive itself, but also about the community and the experiences shared with fellow divers. That's why we have created a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can come together to share their passion for diving. Whether you're looking to make new friends, explore new dive sites or simply enjoy the peacefulness of the underwater world, Red Alert Diving is the place for you.

So, if you're looking for an unforgettable diving experience in a friendly and welcoming environment, look no further than Red Alert Diving. Join us and let us show you the beauty of the underwater world. Contact us today to learn more about our courses and excursions or to book your next diving adventure.

Become a Buddy

crusty crab logoRed Alert Diving has a need for adaptive support volunteers to join us on dives. If you are interested in helping people experience diving, please contact the shop for information on becomming an adaptive support diver.

[email protected]

850-238-8760

Become an Instructor

PADI Professionals have a long and successful history of working with divers with disabilities. PADI's approach to diver education is (and always has been) inclusive: Everyone who meets a course's prerequisites is welcome to enroll. The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Instructor course builds on that foundation by enhancing the training PADI Professionals receive, and preparing them for student-centered and prescriptive approaches when adapting techniques to meet diver needs.

[email protected]

850-238-8760

Scholarships

Open Water

Learn to scuba dive during a week long program.

Reactivate

If you were a diver before your disability and would like help getting back into the water.

Advanced Training

Red Alert Diving offers the Advanced Open Water course, Rescue and many specialties.

Donate

Your donation directly helps someone in need learn to scuba dive.

The best way to support RAD and Crusty Crab in our efforts is to gift a general donation.

This allows us to:

  • Purchase specialized equipment
  • Offer low to no cost training

All donations are tax deductible.