RAID Courses

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ABOUT RAID

RAID is the world’s fastest growing diver training agency with both full service and satellite regional offices, dive stores and instructors waiting to provide diver services to you across the globe. RAID is also the first diver training agency to offer a complete range of online diver academic programs from beginner to instructor examiner levels in snorkelling, SCUBA, CCR and freediving.

RAID has taken a new, and we believe, a far better approach, to diver training. It starts by ensuring we train great instructors and in so doing, we are literally rewriting diver training standards creating new benchmarks of excellence.

We feel this is essential to ensure divers in training are only exposed to highly skilled, truly experienced and extremely dedicated dive professionals.
At RAID we feel there are no short cuts to training.

Recreational Courses

Junior Scuba Diver

The RAID Junior 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.

Upon completion of the RAID Scuba Diver program you will receive an e-certification indicating the completion of your course. This will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40ft across many parts of the world. The Junior 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.


Junior Open Water

This highly sought after and quality course is designed to train you, with no diving experience, in the safe use of SCUBA (Air and Nitrox) diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 15 meters/49 feet.

NOTE: Persons new to diving – this level provides you with a world wide recognized diver certification to be able to dive Open Circuit in a safe and concise way.


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.

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 meters/40ft 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.


Open Water 20 (Level 1)

This highly sought after and quality course is designed to train you, with no diving experience, in the safe use of SCUBA (Air only) diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 20 meters/66 feet.

NOTE: Persons new to diving – this Level provides you with a world wide recognized diver certification to be able to dive Open Circuit in a safe and concise way.


Explorer 30

The RAID Explorer 30 course is an exciting, fun program designed to increase your skills and understanding of the important core areas of diving. This course is largely practical so you have more time 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.


Advanced 35 (Level 2)

This highly sought 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 meters/115 feet.


Master Rescue Diver (Level 3)

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? This course is demanding and realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Interaction discussion, variety and flexibility are stressed during skills training.

The Master Rescue Diver program is an important and crucial step in expanding your knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level.

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 40 meters/132 feet


Divemaster (Level 4)

It’s a Lifestyle, it’s a Career – make the choice and become a RAID Dive Master.

The course is designed to train you to have commendable diving skills, a positive attitude, sound rescue skills, professional level of general diving knowledge, dive supervision and organizational abilities in the safe use and technology of open circuit diving with no decompression to a maximum depth of 40 meters/132 feet.

Tec Courses

Deco 40

The RAID DECO 40 program forms a bridge between recreational and technical diving. The problem with technical diving is that it has marketed and positioned itself as unattainable for the average diver. Divers are led to believe they must have superhuman strength and mental agility to participate in a technical diving program. Of course, here at RAID we believe this is simply not the case, but believing and acting are two totally different things.


Deco 50

Getting the ‘thumbs up' sign is probably the worst signal any diver can receive since it signifies that the dive has ended. Extending time, and sometimes depth, in water is probably every divers desire. The thrill of pushing the envelope and becoming an explorer is what drives many to become divers, and the Deco 50 course forms the basis and essential skills and knowledge needed to become an explorer.

Deco 50 has been written with the new technical diver in mind. This means that divers wanting to participate in technical open circuit programs and who are certified in Deep 40, Master Rescue and Nitrox may bypass the Deco 40 program.


Deco 60

The DECO 60 course is a natural progression for anyone certified at the DECO 50 level and allows divers to use two optimised decompression gases to a maximum of 60 metres/200 feet. Decompression obligations are limited only by the amount of gas carried by the diver. 

Divers certify to use Normoxic Trimix with a minimum oxygen contend of 18%. Helium is based on a 30 metre/100 foot EAD/END. DECO 60 divers may use up to 100% oxygen for optimised decompression schedules.

Specialty Courses

Nitrox

This Speciality is designed to extend your knowledge and skills in the use of oxygen enriched gases for Sport Diving. It develops the knowledge required to plan, analyse and use an Enriched Air Nitrox breathing gas mix for recreational no decompression diving.


Deep 40

This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills to allow you to dive to deeper depths safely. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.


Night and Limited Visibility

This Speciality is designed to extend your knowledge and skills in the use of navigational tools and techniques for Sport Diving for diving at night.  It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.


Wreck

This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills of diving to allow you to dive on wrecks safely without penetrating them. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.


Advanced Wreck

This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills of diving to allow you to dive on wrecks safely including the penetration of wrecks. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.


Boat Diving

This Specialty is designed to expand your knowledge of boats and diving from a boat.

Search and Recovery

This Specialty is designed to provide you with new skills and techniques to allow you to find lost objects underwater.

Navigation

This Speciality is designed to extend your knowledge and skills in the use of navigational tools and techniques for Sport Diving. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.


Ecological Diver

RAID now has an Eco awareness manual that we call ECOLOGICAL. This is a fantastic manual and it can be used for divers and non-divers. 


Side-mount

The RAID Sidemount Diver is a modern program designed to include all the current Sidemount procedures suitable for cave, technical and recreational dives.

Sidemount, although invented for cave diving, has become a mainstream recreational and technical equipment configuration. It allows for longer dives and provides the diver with an increased level of redundancy due to carrying two independent cylinders.


Drysuit

This programme covers all you need to know about drysuit diving and takes you through all the different aspects which are important for new and experienced divers.

The confined water sessions will allow you to master buoyancy control and put to rest any fears you may have about this aspect before you venture out into open water. The skills that you will learn with this programme will help you to become a comfortable and safe drysuit diver.

Performance Diver

Are you as good as you want to be?
Are you ready to take your diving to the next level? 

Then you're ready to become a Performance Diver. 

The Performance Diver course is unique in the dive industry. It is designed to make you a better diver in almost any situation. The skills that you will learn in this course have been designed by some of the most respected divers in the world. Not only will this course make you a safer diver, prepare you for our other courses, but it will provide a range of skills you will use on every dive.

No matter how well you dive now, Performance Diver will make you even better.

First Aid

RAID First Aid

This qualification forms part of the RAID Master Rescue Diver program, but can also be taken as a stand-alone qualification. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines (October 2015).
This qualification is for divers, diving support and diving instructors. It is not designed to be used as a non-diving workplace qualification, however the generic skills learned on the course can be used in non-diving situations.

Oxygen Administration

Oxygen administered as therapy or a drug can, in many circumstances, aid a casualty.

In this course, you will learn how to use oxygen, in a first aid situation, to help a casualty.
You will discover that oxygen can actually be dangerous and you will be shown precautions and procedures to ensure your, and the casualty’s, safety is maintained while handling and administering oxygen.


American Heart Association Courses

CPR - Heartsaver, Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers



Academic and confined water training is offered locally in the Baton Rouge area, with open water training taking place in the Orange Beach, Pensacola, Panama City, or Florida Keys areas.  We also offer private classes and can complete the open water training anywhere you desire


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