Diving for everyone – diving with disabled divers
Diving with disabled divers might be the most rewarding diving experience! What is your most rewarding diving moment? May be it is that you have helped someone , or that you have discovered a special fish? Or may be that experience is yet to come…. Diving with disabled divers certainly is on top of my list and close to my heart. To ensure that more people can enjoy the experience, we run Disabled Diver Workshops here at Oceans 5 Dive Resort , on the tropical island of Gili Air in Indonesia.
During their Divemaster course, our candidates have an opportunity to think outside the box and learn ways to handle divers with various Abilities. The fun part is that they take turns in experiencing the different roles: the guide, the assistant and the diver, doing so, they discover what techniques work best.
In the paraplegic scenario for example, the guide needs to understand how far/close he needs to be to have an effective communication with the diver ; the assistant also needs to try various ways to hold the diver to best control his Buoyancy and the diver feels how he should swim with his arms to move underwater.
Taking on different roles in various diving circumstances, the participants discover their own way of dealing with divers. They learn to think that there is more than 1 way to handle people/situations in diving and ultimately, they grow as dive professionals equipped with amazing tools.
So why not kick start your diving career by becoming a super Divemaster and/or a super Instructor who can guide or teach diving for everyone! The workshops are guided by our Course Directors: Sander Buis, Padi Adaptive Technique Instructor Trainer and DDI Instructor Trainer Examiner and Giny Pinto, Padi Adaptive Technique Instructor Trainer and DDI Divemaster Instructor. They are based in the only disabled friendly diving resort of the Gili Islands: Oceans 5 Dive Resort, Gili Air, Indonesia.