We are proud to present the all new Equipment specialty. Following feedback from instructors and students, we realised that there was a need for an in-depth equipment program.
The new course introduces students to how scuba gear actually functions. This detailed understanding is then used to master techniques for quick fixes in the field – the type that could “save a dive” should an issue arise while setting up, and to also identify problems that require the attention of a trained service technician.
Most equipment courses on offer are completely dry. Students never leave the classroom. Once again, RAID break the mould with our distinctive approach to student training. A unique component of this specialty includes a confined water session where the instructor works with students to correctly configure their own personal equipment for ultimate streamlining, trim and buoyancy.
Students are also given the opportunity to try out different kit configurations to discover what works best for them – a fantastic opportunity for divers looking to invest in new equipment, but who are unsure which is most suitable.
Furthermore, the in-water training isn’t limited to confined sites. Students also have the option to take their newly fine-tuned set up into open water to test it out in real dive conditions!
We strive to provide the most up to date and relevant training in the diving industry. This new specialty proves that thinking outside the box leads to valuable training experiences. Just because a course has historically been taught a certain way doesn’t mean it must stay like that. Modern diving is leading the way.
Are you an instructor looking to gain this specialty rating? Get in touch with the office for more info.
Are you a diver interested in taking this course? Find a dive centre near you!