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Your Introduction into the World Underwater Experience you will never forget!
The Try Open Circuit Dive Experience will open the door to breathing underwater and sense exhilaration!
Here, you will meet other people who share your interest for unending, exciting adventures.

PURPOSE OF THE DIVE

This introduction is designed to exhibit the technology and ease of Open Circuit diving, in a pool or in confined water environment with pool like conditions.

PREREQUISITES

Be able to swim comfortably.
Be a minimum of 10 years old (adult consent needed if under the age of 18 years, or other age depending on the laws of the country you train in).

INSTRUCTION

To be conducted by a renewed Instructor and/or Level 4 Dive Master.

COURSE CONTENT

Academic presentation and quick quiz.
Confined water - underwater skills on open circuit scuba.

IN WATER EXPERIENCE

Your introduction will be in a low-stress environment. After determining you have basic swimming skills, your instructor will demonstrate the required skills for you to swim underwater, whilst breathing on open circuit scuba.

CERTIFICATION

This is NOT a certification programme. However, you can follow on and start your Scuba Diver or Open Water 20 certification programme.

If you are not already registered, you may register for FREE on-line and purchase the Scuba Diver or Open Water 20 course via our store.

We recommend you contact your RAID Dive Centres for full details.

The above is subject to RAID General Diving Standards and change without notice.

Junior Scuba Diver 

The RAID Junior Scuba Diver program was designed to accommodate those between the ages 10-14 who are short on time and can't complete the full Junior Open Water 20 course. The Junior Scuba Diver program is derived from the RAID Junior Open Water 20 course and provides you with basic knowledge and the full experience of scuba diving and the underwater World.

PREREQUISITES:
Swim comfortably. 
Age: Junior SCUBA Diver - 10 to 14 years old.

COURSE CONTENT
Online e-learning or mobile APP academic presentations, quizzes, exam.
Complete the skill requirements as specified by the specific training manual.
Before any Open Water diving the student shall effectively show proof of, or demonstrate, to a scuba instructor:
A ten-minute survival swim/float without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids;
Distance swimming capability by one of the two following methods:
swim 200 m without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids; 
OR
swim 300 m using mask, fins and snorkel without other swimming aids.

If conditions warrant students may wear a diving suit provided they are weighted for neutral buoyancy 
Complete course over a minimum of two days and totaling a minimum of:
1 hour logged underwater in Open Water.
2 Open Water dives


DEPTH LIMITATION

12 metres / 40 feet 

Upon completion of the RAID Junior Scuba Diver program you will receive a certification card indicating your completion of the course. This will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40ft with a dive progessional across many parts of the world. The Scuba Diver certification is also a recognition of learning and allows you to fast track your RAID Junior Open Water 20 course at a later date by not having to repeat any skills that overlap with the two programs.

JUNIOR OPEN WATER

To train students that when evaluated by the RAID Instructor are deemed to have sufficient knowledge, skills and experience to dive with an adult buddy diver of at least the same level of certification or higher in Open Water conditions like that in which their training was conducted in or better, without supervision of a dive leader (scuba Instructor/Divemaster).

PREREQUISITES 
Swim comfortably and perform:
Be between 10 to 14 years of age.

COURSE CONTENT

  • 10 to 11-year old's: Must complete the RAID Junior Open Water Diver
  • 12 to 14-year old's: Must complete the RAID Open Water 20


Complete the following:

Online e-learning or mobile APP academic presentations, quizzes, exam.

Before any Open Water diving the student must perform and demonstrate to a RAID instructor
A ten-minute survival swim/float without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids Distance swimming capability by one of the two following methods:
swim 200 m without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids; 
OR
swim 300 m using mask, fins and snorkel without other swimming aids.

If conditions warrant students may wear a diving suit provided they are weighted for neutral buoyancy 

Complete course over a minimum of two days and totalling a minimum of:
2 hours logged underwater in Open Water.
4 Open Water dives
The open circuit gas for the participant is Air. The Nitrox Speciality may be combined with this course, provided the Nitrox certification is completed after the SCUBA Diver or Junior SCUBA Diver certification.

DEPTH LIMITATIONS

  • 10 to 11-year old: The maximum depth of 12 metres / 50 feet
  • 12 to 14-year old: The maximum depth of 20 metres / 60 feet

Scuba Diver 

The RAID Scuba Diver program was designed to accommodate those who are short on time and can't complete the full Open Water 20 course. The Scuba Diver program is derived from the RAID Open Water 20 course and provides you with basic knowledge and the full experience of scuba diving and the underwater World.

PREREQUISITES:
Swim comfortably. 
Age: SCUBA Diver - 15 years or older.


COURSE CONTENT
Online e-learning or mobile APP academic presentations, quizzes, exam.
Complete the skill requirements as specified by the specific training manual.
Before any Open Water diving the student shall effectively show proof of, or demonstrate, to a scuba instructor:
A ten-minute survival swim/float without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids;
Distance swimming capability by one of the two following methods:
swim 200 m without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids; 
OR
swim 300 m using mask, fins and snorkel without other swimming aids.

If conditions warrant students may wear a diving suit provided they are weighted for neutral buoyancy.


Complete course over a minimum of two days and totaling a minimum of:
1 hour logged underwater in Open Water.
2 Open Water dives


DEPTH LIMITATION
12 metres / 40 feet

Upon completion of the RAID Scuba Diver program you will receive a certification card indicating your completion of the course. This will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40ft with a dive professional across many parts of the world. The Scuba Diver certification is also a recognition of learning and allows you to fast track your RAID Open Water 20 course at a later date by not having to repeat any skills that overlap with the two programs.

LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE

Official Scuba Certification Course World Wide

Take this online course to complete the classroom portion of your open water diver certification. Finish the water skills at your local dive center

RAIDaptive Open Water 20


INTRODUCTION
The RAIDaptive program was designed to bring the sport of diving to persons with disabilities by adapting the RAID Open Water 20 course to the abilities demonstrated by the diver with disabilities. The title, RAIDaptive, is a combination of RAIDand Adaptive to identify to the diving community the intent of the program.

HOW IT IS APPLIED
The RAIDAptive Course is designed to teach individuals with disabilities to become certified divers with the goal of using certified RAIDaptive Dive Buddies (Click HERE to learn more about RAIDaptive Buddy) to compensate for those skills that they cannot independently perform. The student will be certified according to the following Designations:

  • Designation 1 (D1) - The student must be able to perform all skills independently with the exception of Entries and Exits
  • Designation 2 (D2)- The student must be able to perform all skills independently with the exception of Entries, Exits, Emergency Ascents, Maintaining Positive Buoyancy at the surface by oral inflation of the BCD
  • Designation 3 (D3) - The student must be able to breathe continuously and monitor gas supply. The student will require assistance with all other aspects of diving.

To become a certified RAIDaptive Open Water diver, the students need to have basic swimming skills, be comfortable in the water, and should be in a good overall health, have a mature attitude, sound judgement and self-discipline to follow the guidelines that they will be taught for safe diving.
Medical clearance from a registered diving Doctor is also required

EXPLORER 30

INTRODUCTION
The RAID Explorer 30 course is an exciting, fun programme designed to increase your skills andunderstanding of the important core areas of diving. This course is largely practical so you have moretime to enjoy your journey and practice the skills your Instructor will teach you. The course will take you on 5 different dives so you expand on the knowledge and skills learned during your Open Water course.
This speciality can be run for any certified diver who has the equivalent of RAID Open Water 20.
 
THE PROGRAMME EMPLOYS THE FOLLOWING
Gain the basic skills to dive in a range of different environments or dive sites.
Gain a higher level of buoyancy skills.
Understand the principles of underwater navigation.
Understand the procedures for planning on deep dives.
Experience elective dives based on your local environment/ interests.
PREREQUISITES
To be a minimum of 15 years old.
Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Advanced 35


You can purchase the manuals now without any obligation to complete the practical training!
Open Circuit SCUBA diving is the most widely taken diver certification in the world. 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This highly sort after and quality course is designed to train persons with diving experience, in the safe use of SCUBA diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 35 metres/115 feet.

This programme is broken into Two Sections:

FIRST SECTION - THEORY

This is the theory or academic section, which any person may take and complete, followed, without obligation, the Second Section which is the practical session where you can learn with an Instructor the underwater skills necessary for this level of training and complete your certification.

When you purchase this programme on-line you are effectively purchasing the access for 6 months to the theoretical content, knowledge reviews and exam for this level of diver training, which consists of download PDF manuals with detailed information broken into 9 sections covering the following subjects:

Diving In General
Environment
Equipment
Physics
Physiology
Management
Rescue
Confined Water Training
Open Water Training

There is such a wealth of information in these comprehensive manuals and is well worth the cost alone!

RAID provides you with more information and knowledge development than any Instructor lead lectures only or short video can provide in a limited time period generally offered.

Any person can purchase this course will receive the comprehensive academic training package, without the need to complete the practical session (no obligation).

The on-line training package includes:

PDF Manuals
Quick Quiz and Exam (open book)
6 month access to manuals (can download)

SECOND SESSION - PRACTICAL TRAINING

With your RAID Instructor.

Confined water - minimum 1 hour underwater training 
Open Water - minimum 4 hours underwater and 6 Dives

NOTE: Training is divided into two sections. Academic or Theoretical, which is provided for in the course manuals / materials provided online. These may be purchased (RAID STORE) directly or provided for by your RAID Dive Centre following your appointment. The second part is your practical training which is managed by your RAID Dive Centre and conducted by the appointed RAID Instructor. For the practical training costs, you must discuss this with your appointed RAID Dive. 

 

WORLD WIDE CERTIFICATION

Upon successfully passing the practical training:

International Diver Certification
On-line logbook
Diver certification E or C-card
Unrestricted access to manuals

Remember you can purchase the manuals now without any obligation to complete the practical training!

We must point out that the practical training cost (Second Section) is not included in the online fee. This cost must be discussed between yourself and the appointed RAID dive centre / Instructor who will complete the practical training.
Remember you can purchase the manuals now without any obligation to complete the practical training!

PREREQUISITES for the Practical Training

Be aged 15 years old or over.

Have a minimum of 4 hours logged underwater in an Open Water environment

Be a RAID Open Water 20 or RAID Explorer 30 Specialty or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency.

MASTER RESCUE DIVER

In order to be a good diver you first need to be able to look after yourself and then be able to help other if needed. The RAID Master Rescue Diver is a must for all experienced divers and in particular those who wish to take responsibility for the safety of other divers. It is a pre-requisite to professional level training.

The best rescue is on you will never have to make. Which is why the RAID Master Rescue course has a significant focus on risk assessment and advanced buoyancy control to minimise the chance of having to perform a rescue or be rescued.

This unique course builds confidence and ability, providing the skills and knowledge to help you better understand how to respond safely and efficiently to surface and underwater emergencies to a maximum depth of 20m/66ft.

PREREQUISITES for the Practical Training

To be a minimum of 15 years old.
Completed and passed Master Rescue academic section Quick Quiz and Exam.
Have a minimum of 12 hours logged underwater whilst using open circuit equipment.
Have a RAID Advanced 35 (Open Water) or Explorer 30 certification or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency.
Have a current rescue Breathing/CPR and oxygen provider certificate from a recognised authority.
Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the appointed Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training. 

 

Course content

The RAID Master Rescue course teaches you above all how to minimize the risk of a rescue needing to be performed, and in the event of a rescue, being able to quickly and effectively provide assistance to the diver/s in distress.

Through a combination of our cutting edge online training and interaction with your RAID Instructor, your diving knowledge will be honed to a very high level, preparing you to look after others. This will ultimately prepare you for RAID Divemaster training.


Topics and practical workshops include:

Academic Section (all online):
• Diving in General
• Environment
• Dive Equipment
• Physics
• Physiology
• Rescue
• Management
• Confined Water (academics)
• Open Water (academics)

Practical Section:
• Review of personal diving skills
• Stamina and watermanship skills
• Artificial Respiration
• Site management skills
• Development of diver rescue and emergency skills


The above is subject to the RAID General Diving Standards and change without notice.

BECOME A RAID DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Divers choose to become a RAID Dive Instructor for a variety of reasons. For some, gaining their RAID Instructor qualification is simply about being able to share their passion for diving with others. For many, it's a ticket to dive around the world while being paid to do so. For others, it is about achieving a goal to reach the pinnacle of their chosen activity. A RAID Instructor certification can open the door to an exciting new career or simply enhance your enjoyment of diving.

What makes RAID the best choice for dive instructor training?
RAID has taken a different approach, and we believe a much better approach, to dive training than other diver training agencies. We believe, and the evidence strongly supports our position, that training standards need to be raised. We believe this begins by making far better instructors. So if you truly want to be the "best of the best" then RAID is the choice for you.

It's not a case of it being a much more difficult path or even a much longer path just in our opinion ensuring you are prepared to take the responsibility of training people to dive safely and be able to work with dive facilities that put the quality of dive training above everything else.

RAID does not believe in going back to the "good old days" when it could take months of training to become a diver but we do believe divers should spend more time perfecting skills in the pool. For example, we believe that something as simple as raising open water training time from just 80 minutes to 120 minutes will make a big difference to diver safety.

As a prospective instructor, you know how long you can spend getting a diver comfortable in those first few dives and how invaluable an extra 40 minutes in the water will be to consolidating skills. Especially when buoyancy control and other essential skills have already been perfect in the safety of a pool.

As stated it's not so much about difficulty of training (although there are additional pre requisites) but the focus and methodology of training. For example as a RAID instructor your buoyancy control will be exemplary, if it's not now we will train you to ensure it is. The Divers Alert Network (DAN) reports poor buoyancy control is a major and unacceptable risk to diver safety and that is why RAID has put so much focus on this skill and getting it right from the start.

http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/medical/articles/The_Ups_and_Downs_of_Buoyancy_Control

We do require significantly more in-water hours than most other diver training agencies. That is, we require 100 hours which is about twice the time of other agencies. We beleive you need this level of experience to be truly confident as a dive instructor.

Pre Requisites:
• To be a minimum of 18 years old.
• Have a diving medical not more than 6 months old signed-off on by a licensed medical practitioner.
• Completed and passed RAID Open Circuit Open Water, Advanced 35, Master Rescue and Instructor Academic Sections Quick Quiz and Exams.
• To be certified as a RAID Divemaster or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency and/or complete, to the satisfaction of the instructor, the minimum in water open circuit Divemaster skills. 
• To have a minimum of 100 logged underwater hours on Open Circuit.
• To submit a RAID Master Rescue certificate, and/or equivalent and/or complete, to the satisfaction of a RAID Instructor Trainer, the in-water skills of the RAID Master Rescue Course.
• Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR/BLS Training and Oxygen Provider Instructor certificates. (DAN/equivalent). 
• Documented proof of pre-requisite requirements needed to be presented to the RAID Dive Centre and Instructor Trainer for approval prior to any in-water training.
• Complete an Instructor Development practical programme with a RAID Instructor Trainer or RAID Instructor Examiner.