padi adaptive support diver specialty diver course

Disabled Divers International Instructor course is a particular specialty offered by Ocean Tribe. Our owner and head Instructor Mark Slingo is a DDI Instructor Examiner and Director of Training for the international diver training agency. DDI specialises in offering scuba training to a wide range of disabled people who perhaps cannot meet the performance requirements for a standard scuba diving course. They also train Instructors and Divemasters across the globe to work with divers with disabilities.


While Ocean Tribe offer the DDI Disabled Divers International Instructor Course on demand at our dive base in Diani, Kenya, Mark also travels around the world offering the program at other interested dive centres in an effort to grow the DDI instructor network and increase the number of dive centres able and willing to work with divers with disabilities. This also enables instructors in far flung corners of the globe to be able to complete the training with Mark at a dive centre local to them.


Mark’s own story as diving helped him to recover from a life changing injury is the basis behind his efforts to try to get as many dive centres across the globe working with disabled divers to help them experience the same wonders he gets to enjoy. In his career Mark has helped other disabled people start their dive careers, most notably when he was the safety consultant on the Canadian TV show Invincibles-Beneath the Surface, where quad amputee Daniel Ennett was trained to scuba dive with sharks.


The dates for the upcoming Disabled Divers International Instructor Courses being held in international locations by Mark are:

1-2 April  2017- Singapore, Singapore (Resort World Sentosa)

15-16 April 2017- Kuwait City, Kuwait (Dive 36 Dive Centre)

24-25 May 2017- Bloomington (Indianapolis), Indiana, USA (University of Indiana)

29-30 May 2017- Ipswich, Suffolk, UK (Diveline)

10-11 June 2017-  Key West, Florida, USA (Lost Reef Adventures Dive Center)


Mark will also be in attendance on DDI stands at the Malaysia Dive Expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (12-14 May 2017) and DEMA, Orlando, Florida USA (1-4 November 2017) for those who wish to talk about disabled diving, getting involved and opportunities for disabled divers.


If you are interested in attending one of Mark’s international DDI Pro Trainings then please contact us for more information. We are also able to arrange DDI Instructor Training courses at your location if needs be. Let’s work together at getting more people in the water.


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