New Registration Process

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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Since its conception Dive RAID has been known for its quality assurance system and data handling. The secure online system is already compliant with the new GDPR regulations. The new diver registration process has now been updated for ease of use.

GDPR Advice Sheet for Dive Centres

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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This article aims to provide support for dive centres in understanding GDPR and being compliant with the new rules. It is not a legal document and is NOT intended as a substitute for professional advice from experts.

New data protection laws are coming into place across the EU from 25th May 2018. These rules apply to all EU citizens regardless of the country they are in as well as every business in Europe. Every business is different and every business owner must take personal responsibility for understanding the new regulations and ensuring their compliance. If you are unsure how it affects you and your business we have some links in this article that should help you, if not please seek professional advice.

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.

YouTube Channel

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!