IAHD dive courses for disabled divers basically have the same content as comparable courses for able-bodied divers. However, the Instructor needs to adapt his or her methods in order to give the trainee the best opportunity to learn the required theory and skills.

The additional techniques that are required to achieve this are taught during the IAHD instructor courses. You also experience how it is to have to live with a disability, so that you can better understand that challenges that your trainees face. During these courses you learn about the types of physical and mental disabilities that you may come across, what special attention is required for specific disabilities, how you can integrate an IAHD course with a specific disability and how to use the IAHD certification procedures.

IAHD also has special cross-over courses for diving professionals. By following these courses, Dive Leaders, Assistant Instructors and Instructors from recognized diving organizations can gain IAHD Instructor level certification, for accompanying and/or training disabled divers.

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