How To Order From RAID

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

Membership Services Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Robyn has been diving since she was 13 years old. She's a RAID IT and avid marine biologist with a passion for UK diving. Robyn also handles all membership activities for RAID UK & Malta.
robyn@diveraiduk.com
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The year has started with another flourish of RAID activity, and our members will need service support from their RAID Regional Office (RRO) from time to time.

Here’s a guide on how to order from RAID UK & Malta in 2018.

 

Buying Credits

Dive Centres should always buy their credit directly from their RRO. The trade level pricing we offer makes RAID a leader in materials use and supply.  Minimum stock levels can be maintained using the “credit bank” on your dive centre profile. The 2018 Pricelist is available (get in touch if you’ve not yet received it) and the good news is that RAID pricing has remained unchanged this year!

The Dive Centre can buy goods and services for their “instructional team”. For example, if you have four instructors affiliated to your centre, all wanting to renewal their Membership at the same time, the centre can do this through the RRO, potentially saving money too. The requirement is that all goods and services bought through the RRO are paid for for by the Dive Centre and not the individual RAID Members.

 

Merchandise

RAID UK has a selection of physical merchandise available (see Pricelist). As these will need to be shipped, we reserve the right to charge shipping fees to cover our costs here, and we don’t profit on our shipping costs to you!

 

c-Cards

Plastic c-Cards have a set fee to Dive Centres (only £7.50) allowing for a £15/£20 retail point to our divers. This includes all shipping (standard post or international post) with a 3-7 working day delivery pledge. Large Dive Centres may want to consider a c-Card printer for their facility, allowing them to instantly print cards for their students.

 

Payment

We accept all credit and debit cards, with no additional fees. We don’t offer any payment terms, so all invoices must be paid in full up front. Please check if additional charges from your bank are added on international orders – these are at your own cost.

 

Instructors not affiliated to a RAID dive centre are unable to deliver RAID courses. However, they can still purchase courses and services for their own personal development through the RAID website shopping cart.

 

 

We hope this helps – let’s get busy.

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Robyn Black

Robyn Black

Membership Services Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Robyn has been diving since she was 13 years old. She's a RAID IT and avid marine biologist with a passion for UK diving. Robyn also handles all membership activities for RAID UK & Malta.
robyn@diveraiduk.com
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As RAID continue to grow we are adding to our teaching resources available at no additional cost to our instructors, divemasters and students. Recently we have been working hard to create open circuit skills videos that complement the RAID Open Water 20 course materials for students. These can be found, along with other useful videos, on the Dive RAID YouTube channel.

The videos break down the skills into step-by-step guides for students to watch before their confined sessions or as a resource when a student is struggling with a particular skill.

On the YouTube channel you can also find a great video from the RNLI on diver safety. This video can be used as a educational resource for all level of diver and can be shared on social media or embedded onto your dive centre website.

Calling for help and visibility on the surface

This video makes up part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI UK) sponsored Sea Survival program. Being seen on the surface and knowing how to call for help once on the surface, are of vital importance when diving. This video discusses both points from a surface supervision and rescue point of view, and not merely form a diver perspective.

Winter Hints & Tips

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

Membership Services Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Robyn has been diving since she was 13 years old. She's a RAID IT and avid marine biologist with a passion for UK diving. Robyn also handles all membership activities for RAID UK & Malta.
robyn@diveraiduk.com
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Winter is coming – for many of us it is already here with icy and snowy conditions throughout the country. This doesn’t mean that diving and teaching needs to come to a complete stop; use this time to get students interested in non-diving courses or specialities like Drysuit diving. Here is our list of RAID recommended winter month courses:

Equipment Specialty – a great course for any diver, giving them the chance to understand more about how their dive equipment works and how to care for it.

Nitrox Specialty – increase your no decompression time on recreational dives perfect for divers with liveaboard trips or diving holiday planned for next year.

First Aid – the RAID first aid course is tailored towards divers and dive related illness and injury. A fun and informative course for both instructor and student.

Drysuit Specialty – ideal for students wanting to continue their diving throughout the winter months. Drysuit diving can also help divers improve their buoyancy and trim in the water.

If you are diving throughout the winter months remember to take extra care both in and out of the water. Diving in the winter can give you some of the best visibility and conditions so enjoy it while you can!

RAID Membership Renewal – What You Need To Know

James Rogers

James Rogers

Managing Director at RAID UK & Malta
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To get the best price for your RAID membership 2018 enquire directly through RAID UK & Malta. Online pricing is always quoted in US Dollars with tax added on top; RAID UK are pleased to offer a discounted rate to their members in a continued effort to support you and your business.

Contact James or Robyn at the RAID UK & Malta office to get your membership renewal quote. You can renew now ahead of the October renewal date.

The prices for 2017-18 renewals

Divemaster: £100.00

Instructor: £150.00

Dive Centre: £250.00

Freedive Instructor: £120.00

Freedive Centre: £200.00

From October there will be an increase in renewal price so get ahead of the game and renew early!

COMPARE THIS TO THE ONLINE PRICE TO SEE YOUR SAVINGS:

DIVEMASTER

ONLINE

Renewal: $120.00

Tax:          $ 44.00

Online Total: $144.00

Converted Total: £111.00

THROUGH RRO

Total: £100.00

SAVING: £11.00

 

INSTRUCTOR

ONLINE

Renewal: $210.00

Tax:          $ 42.00

Online Total: $252.00

Converted Total: £194.00

THROUGH RRO

Total: £150.00

SAVING: £44.00

 

DIVE CENTRE

ONLINE

Renewal: $360.00

Tax:          $ 72.00

Online Total: $432.00

Converted Total: £332.00

THROUGH RRO

Total: £250.00

SAVING: £82.00

 

FREEDIVE INSTRUCTOR

ONLINE

Renewal: $150.00

Tax:          $30.00

Online Total: $180.00

Converted Total: £138.00

THROUGH RRO

Total: £120.00

SAVING: £18.00

 

FREEDIVE CENTRE

ONLINE

Renewal: $250.00

Tax:          $50.00

Online Total: $300.00

Converted Total: £231.00

THROUGH RRO

Total: £200.00

SAVING: £31.00

 

Once you have received your quote from RAID UK you need to send the following documentation through to the office:

  • Your current HSE medical approval
  • Your professional diving insurance (this can be as an individual professional or a dive centre insurance covering staff members)
  • Any medical letters that give you clearance to dive following a condition flagged up in the medical questionnaire

 

All of these documents will be loaded onto your RAID profile as part of our extensive quality assurance system.

 

5 Things Every RAID Dive Centre Needs To Do

James Rogers

James Rogers

Managing Director at RAID UK & Malta
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  1. Make sure the RAID logo and reciprocal links to diveraid.com appear on your dive centre website

    This might be a job for your web developer, but if you don’t already have the RAID logo on file then please get in touch and we can send you different variations to compliment your website plus a style guide to help you use them properly.

  2. Ensure your website, email and social media links are up to date on your RAID dive centre profile

    Log on as your dive centre at diveraid.com
    In the right hand menu, navigate to Dive Centre Profile > Update My Centre’s Details
    Change your details as necessary and update

  3. If you haven’t already, add your dive centre coordinates (longitude and latitude) to your RAID profile

    Find your coordinates (www.latlong.net is a good resource)
    Log on as your dive centre at diveraid.com
    In the right hand menu, navigate to Dive Centre Profile > Update My Centre’s Details
    Add in your coordinates and update

  4. Use the employment section in the member area to advertise any job opportunities

    Log on as your dive centre at diveraid.com
    In the right hand menu, navigate to Employment Section > Post Job
    Enter your job advert and post

  5. Make sure you’re using your unique student registration URL on your website and in new customer communications

    Log on as your dive centre at diveraid.com
    In the right hand menu, navigate to Tools > Diver Registration
    This takes you a page that is specifically designed for you to sign up students where they will be automatically affiliated with your dive centre. Simply copy the link in the address bar and use this whenever you want a new customer to register.