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    Recognized for Excellence: PADI Adaptive Service Facilities

    A PADI Adaptive Service Facility is an operation that has invested in comprehensive operational services and infrastructure that meet the needs of divers with physical, psychological or mental challenges to promote inclusivity in its diver training programs and other dive activities.  

    This includes, but is not limited to: staff trained specifically in adaptive diving techniques and support; providing training for those who want to learn more about those adaptive techniques and adaptive support; having accessible retail and classroom floors as well as accessible pool and boat decks.

    Adaptive training
    PADI Adaptive Courses

    Are you interested in teaching the PADI Adaptive Techniques course to dive pros or the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course to help certified divers become better buddies while diving or freediving with someone with a mental and/or physical challenge?

    These courses focus on increasing awareness of varying diver abilities and explore adaptive techniques to apply when training and diving or freediving with physically and/or mentally challenged divers.  

    Adaptive Dive Support Resources

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    Discover PADI's Adaptive Techniques Courses
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    Accessibility to Diving Around the World
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    Become an Adaptive Support Dive Buddy
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    Adaptive Diving with KIDS SCUBA Malaysia
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    Dive Stories: Bryan Anderson
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    A PADI AmbassaDiver's Adaptive Diving Mission

    Find an Adaptive Service Facility


    Patriot Scuba
    305 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia
     +1 703 490 1175


    Horizon Divers
    105800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida
    +1 305 453-3535


    Ocean Enterprises
    7710 Balboa Avenue, #101 San Diego, California
    +1 858 565-6054


    Calypso Divers of Tampa Bay 
    401 East Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida
    +1 813 969 3483

    Blue Crew Divers
    362 Lancaster Avenue, Frazer, Pennsylvania
    +1 610 665 3483


    Underwater Safaris
    2950 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
    +1 773 3483999



    Lahaina Divers Inc
    143 Dickenson Street, Suite 100, Lahaina, Maui, 96761, Hawaii
    +1 800 9983483

    Seattle Dive Tours
    4217 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, Washington 98116
    +1 206 265 0006


    Northwest Scuba, Ltd.
    6815 104th Street, Edmonton T6H 2L5, Alberta
    (800) 565-2508


    Bucea Hoy-Dive Today
    Pto. Furnillo 12 Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Patagonia, 9120
    +54 92804601647


    Aalborg Dykkerskole
    Ridemandsmollevej 36, Godthaab, Svenstrup J
    +45 31 77 1119


    Seals Diving Centre
    Akti Themistokleous 42, Piraeus, 18537
    +30 302130997782


    Santa Caterina Diving Scalea
    Corso Mediterraneo, Scalea
    +393 29 838 5350

    Star Sub & Sports
    Via San Carlo 71, Brugherio (MI)

    Scuba & Sail Adventures
    Via Francesco Chiloni 26, Reggio Emilia, 42122
    +39 342 327 5889

    ASD Sommozzatori Bresciani Leonessa
    Via Martinengo 11, Concesio (Brescia), 25062
    +39 338 654 3890

    7 Perle ASD
    Via Ippolito Rosellini 94 Pisa, 56124
    +39 331 1084 666


    Dive Post Dive Equipment
    Castellumplein 4, Valkenburg ZH
    +31 71 4087775

    Discovery Divers
    Reeuwijkse Poort 307, Reeuwijk
    +31 182 39 95 80


    Ocean Turtle Diving
    Unit 16, Hassocks Wood Stroudley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8UQ
    +44 (0) 1256 819595

    Stellar Divers
    Scubahub, 4 Stirlin Court, Saxilby Enterprise Park, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 2LR
    +44 1522 703 116

    Dive Rutland
    1 Old Station Yard, Whissendine Road, Ashwell, Nr Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SP
    +44 845 5195464


    Reef Oasis Dive Club Beach
    Hadabet Um El Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, S. Sinai
    +20 693662126

    Reef Oasis Blue Bay
    El Basha Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, S. Sinai
    +20 693601158

    Red Sea Diving Safari - Nakari Village
    18km South Of Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam
    +20 122 391 3793


    Ocean Tribe
    Alliance Safari Beach Hotel, Diani Beach Road, Diani, Kwale
    +25 470 0934854


    Water Orphans
    312 Piet Hugo Street, Wierda Park, Centurion
    +27 (0)822 133 886


    Diving Adventure
    Room 405, 4/F, M8 building, 1189 Wuzhong Road,Minhang district, Shanghai Municipality - 上海市 Shànghǎi Shi, 201103


    Kids Scuba
    Tropicana Heights Recreational Hub, Jalan P6/2, Bandar Teknologi Kajang Kuala Lumpur, 43500
    +60 19 317 6705

    Premier Marine and Scuba Centre
    2nd Floor, Lot 10, Milan Square, Jalan Wan Alwi, Kuching, 93350
    +60 11 105 72822


    Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd
    8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, 098269
    65 65778689


    Deep Dive Dubai
    Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai
    +971 4501 9444


    Daktari Surf & Dive
    33 Bank Street, Port fairy, Victoria
    61 3 5568 2800

    Quicksilver Dive
    19 Warner Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877
    07 4087 2111

    My PADI Dive Stories


    Cody’s first breath on scuba transformed her life and gave her a feeling of freedom that life in a wheelchair denied her.  “Diving showed me that nothing is impossible. It still quiets my fears and doubts and completely removes me from my disability element. I love the fact that I can help other people feel that too.”

    Today, Cody is committed to helping people with all forms of spinal cord-related paralysis take the first step toward freedom and independence through scuba diving.


    "My PADI is to create a better world. My PADI is how I discovered my new self. My PADI transformed my life and helps me transform the lives of others." 

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Leo Morales is a cancer survivor, a world record holder and a person who has transformed his life by diving. He shares his remarkable tale of triumph over adversity and why he considers himself “dive-abled”.


    "No one wants to miss out on 72% of the world. Dont just stick to 28%. Go and explore the world."

    PADI Course Director Thomas Koch can’t hear, but with scuba, his “disability” turns into an advantage. Why? When his daughter Claire got her Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification with PADI Course Director Cristina Zenato, they talked as fluently and as much as they always do – underwater, using American Sign Language.

    Pillar 3: People & Humanity

    PADI was founded on the core belief that the oceans should be accessible to all. Learn more about our commitment to cultivating diversity and inclusion across the dive industry.