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Freedom Divers Paphos Cyprus Disabled Assisted Diving Courses

DDI (Disabled Divers International) Courses

All of our courses from DSD (Discover Scuba Diver) through to Master Scuba Diver follow the PADI system of structured learning including all materials. From knowledge development, videos, Instructor demonstrations above and below water, skills in confined and open water plus the final exam. If you cannot fully complete the PADI requirements for your particular course then you can still receive your DDI diving certification which will specify either a level 1, 2 or 3 assistance requirement level for when you dive next.

More information about DDI can be found at www.ddivers.org

To participate in any DDI program:

  • An individual must be a minimum of 12 years or older.
  • Submit a copy of a medical examination stating that you are fit for diving, the examination must be completed within the last 12 months prior to your dive.
  • Sign and submit a Safe Diving practice agreement plus a Risk and Liability agreement.

All of our DDI courses are priced exactly the same as our PADI courses and include all materials needed and full equipment. Even though they may take slightly longer to complete or if we use extra divers to assist us during your course. You will not be financially penalised due to any disability that you may have.

Full Course Details are beneath the “Assistant Requirement Levels”.

Assistance Requirement Levels determine whether you require one, two or three others divers in the water with you during your dives after completing you certification and will be determined by your DDI instructor during your course.

Level 1

This candidate may dive with any other certified adult diver.

This candidate has performed all DDI skill requirements, knowledge development and physical stamina requirements of the training programs standards. This candidate has demonstrated the ability to provide equal assistance to a fellow diver, should a distress situation occur and assistance be required.

Level 2

In order to fulfil the requirements of equal assistance to all divers in a distress situation, this requires the candidate to dive with two adult certified divers, one of whom must be trained as a DDI Assistant Diver or by a DDI recognized disabled diver program equal or higher certification level.

This candidate has performed DDI skill requirements demonstrating the ability of self-help in a distress situation. The candidate is unable to provide equal assistance to a fellow diver, should a distress situation occur and assistance be required.

Level 3

In order to fulfil the requirements of equal assistance to all divers in a distress situation, this requires the candidate to dive with three adult certified divers, one of whom must be trained as a DDI professional diver or by a DDI recognized disabled diver program equal or higher certification level.

This candidate has performed the required skills of the Pool Diver course and demonstrated the ability to safely use scuba diving equipment. However the candidate does not have the ability for self-help.