• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Training in Florida Keys Oct 29th-31st with Jim Elliott

Discussion in 'Diveheart' started by Capt Gary, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Capt Gary

    Capt Gary Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Tavernier, Florida Keys
    Instructor and Buddy Certification course to be taught by Jim Elliott President and Founder of Diveheart at Conch Republic Divers Oct. 29th - 31st.

    The Diveheart Instructor/Buddy Training Course has been taught to dive professionals all over the world from Australia to China & all over the U.S. & Caribbean.

    The Diveheart course for instructors & buddies is very unique and has compiled the best practices that exist in the field of disabled dive training from organizations both in and out of the dive industry…..like the Handicapped Scuba Association, SDI’s “Scubility” program, PADI, the American Blind Skiing Foundation & more.

    In just three action-packed days, you will learn about a variety of disabilities, what accessibility means as well as go thru empathy training so you will know what it is like to dive with a disability. During a full day of lecture you will be introduced to over 13 types of disabilities, Diveheart training procedures and multilevel certification, special considerations for classroom and in-water training, equipment and accessibility.

    During a full day of confined water training, you will dive as a paraplegic with your legs tied together. You’ll wear a blacked out mask so you can relate to diving blind, and be put into typically problematic training scenarios to experience what your students will experience. As a scuba instructor, you teach your students to do what you do. If you haven’t experienced what they will experience, you do not have the tools to teach them. This will give you the tools.

    Student logistics can change significantly when disabilities are introduced into your tried- and-true training procedures. The half-day open water training will prepare you to be flexible when you are conducting open water training and dive planning.

    For more information and to register go to the following link.

    Good Diving,

Share This Page