The IDDA has been operating since 2009 and was initiated in Germany. It is an association which operates in Turkey, Russia, Egypt as well as Austria and Germany. The association focuses on the diving training of physically disabled people. The cooperation takes place with doctors, therapists as well as diving instructors and associations which have experience in the area of training disabled people. In addition, the IDDA actively works together with the German Wheelchair Association (DRS) as well as the Disabled Sports Association NRW (BSNW).
The objective of the IDDA is to bring forward the development as well as the promotion of diving courses, which enable physically disabled people to learn how to dive or to train as professional divers. The programmes are composed in a compact manner, theory is reduced to a minimum. In addition, eLearning is offered, thus rendering it possible to be active via a PC and to complete the theoretical part here. This offers significantly more possibilities for people who are interested in the courses.
Courses offered by the International Disabled Diver Association
Open Water Diver
With the completion of Open Water Diver, the participants are capable of diving independently up to a depth of 18 m.
Procedure: The course is composed of a short theoretical part as well as a practical one. The practical part consists of dives in restricted water as well as open water.
Requirements: A medical certification must prove the diving fitness.
Minimum age: 15 years
ISO-Certification: Corresponds to Autonomous Diver in accordance with ISO 24801-2
Advanced Open Water Diver
The diving course for advanced divers builds upon the knowledge from OWD and enables learning more about various special areas.
Procedure: The theoretical part of this course is kept very small, in return the course includes at least five dives in open water, which deal thematically with five different special areas.
Requirements: The completed diving certificate from the OWD course is necessary. Here as well, a medical certificate must be presented.
Minimum age: 15 years
Multi-Level-Programme Level 1 – 3
Dive guide Basic
Dive guide Professional
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