Discounted Annual Membership For Committed Professionals

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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RAID UK & Malta have made an unprecedented approach to rewarding the hard work of their member base. In return for conducting the highest quality courses in the industry, RAID UK & Malta have made a commitment to discount annual membership fees!

It seems that other training agencies deem a letter with a “pat on the back” message as appropriate for a year’s hard graft. How many times have instructors received their “elite” status and wished they could be rewarded with something more worthwhile than a cert card sticker. After all, the members are the heart of any training agency – we recognise that without you, our agency will never reach it’s potential.

We take all suggestions from our members seriously. RAID Instructors and Dive Centres are actively invited to critique courses and put forward improvements. This also extends to membership services. RAID may not be the largest training agency in the world, and nor do we strive to be. Instead we are a close-knit family where every instructor is valued, members are a name and not just a number. When a new idea is proposed or concern aired, RAID listen.

RAID UK & Malta want to reward their members for their hard work and dedication to RAID. Within the renewal period of October to October;

  • Any RAID Instructor that certifies 25 students will receive a 50% reduction on their online renewal fee for their next renewal
  • Any RAID Instructor that certifies 50 students will receive FREE membership for their next renewal
  • Any RAID Dive Centre that certifies 100 students will receive FREE Dive Centre membership for their next renewal

If you meet these criteria then do not hesitate to apply this discount to your next renewal, due in October. There can be no retrospective discounts given, so contact the office to renew now! 

James Rogers, Director of RAID UK & Malta explained his decision. “Our goal is to support our members. By building this great incentive programme, a committed RAID Dive Centre or Instructor does not need to spend huge sums on Membership Renewals each year to continue training RAID divers. How refreshing!”

Once again RAID are leading the way in the diving industry. With renewals on the horizon, there is no better time to get in touch. If you are considering becoming a RAID Instructor, regular Instructor Development Programs and Cross Over courses are held throughout the region.  Special crossover rates available for bespoke Dive Centres and Instructor teams delivered at your location.

 

Renewal Requirements

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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When you renew your membership with RAID digital copies of the following documents are required:

  • An updated list of all non-RAID diving qualifications – including First Aid at work and O2 Provider equivalent
  • Instructor/Dive Centre Insurance
  • Diving Medical – HSE medical (UK Only)
  • Local trading licences (Malta only)

Contact the office to renew now

Renewal Countdown

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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Don't let your membership lapse - contact the office to renew now

 

 

RAID Membership Renewal – What You Need To Know

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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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.

 

The Updated RAID Divemaster Program is Live!

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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The completion of the new RAID Divemaster program represents a major milestone for RAID. We have now completely overhauled every program from Try Dive to Instructor Trainer. RAID can proudly boast the most modern training system in the industry!

The Divemaster course is critical and forms the foundation professional level and prerequisite for instructor training.

We are extremely proud of this program and we believe is the best in the industry. It creates a well-rounded dive professional with the knowledge and practical skills that will make them a cut above the industry standard.

This is an important step in RAID training as it feeds the RAID Instructor Development Program (IDP). We want RAID Divemasters to receive the same level of skills training as the Instructor, plus give them scenarios that will prepare them for real world professional diving work, including working with real students and certified divers.

In reviewing our, and indeed other agency, material being used in the industry we decided to rewrite many of the manuals in the course. We have kept what was important, added new relevant information and revised the skills and sequence of the course. This was done in consultation with industry experts, Dive Centres, Instructors and consumers.

We believe we achieved our goal, which was to modernise our program with relevant content and extremely high standards of skills training, thus making the RAID Divemaster the best in the industry.

RAID International would like to thank all the people who had input on this program. Particularly Gary Hawkes and the Gempearl team in Australia for their advice. We also would like to thank Leslie Finlay who has given us great information in the environment section. We appreciate the input from our global team and look forward to all your comments.

 

What has changed in the academic sections?

  • Diving in General – completely new and covers the following:
    • Overview of training
    • Working with children
    • Types of diving
    • General dive industry overview
  • Environment – revised with important marine conservation sections and case studies added.
  • Equipment – completely new and while still educates on equipment it has been modernised and outlines the Divemasters role and understanding of equipment when working with divers.
  • Physics – revised
  • Physiology – revised
  • Rescue – completely new and aims to avoid rescues, with better coverage of the psychology of rescue, dive planning, risk assessment, human factors, situational awareness, positioning diagrams and critical incident stress debriefs.
  • Management – revised with information linking the Divemaster slates.
  • Confined water – removed, all confined water training is in the combined in water training manual
  • Open water – completely new, this manual now incorporates the confined and open water training manual. This manual is in a more logical sequential order. It forms the basis of the Instructor Guide. New forms and a complete appendix guide the Divemasters in training.

 What practical components are in the “Divemaster In Water Training Manual”?

  • Stamina exercises reviewed
  • Knot workshop – made relevant to practical Divemaster application
  • Tank filling workshop – An important addition that outlines basic safety and procedures for using a fill station. It does not replace formal training but is used as an introduction to give Divemaster candidates an idea of the procedures, dangers, and safety protocols with an overview of their local tank fill station.
  • Skill demonstration – a better outline and description of each skill with a common problems list added.
  • Mapping project – revised tying the briefings, RMS and environmental concerns together.
  • Risk management preparation – revised
  • Practical application is in 2 phases:
    • Phase 1 Assisting
      • Assist with real Open Water 20 program
      • Assist with real or simulated Explorer 30 or Advanced 35
      • Assist with real or simulated Master Rescue
    • Phase 2 Leadership
      • Assist continuing education divers in open water
      • Leading certified divers in open water
      • Running refresher program
      • Try dive training
    • Briefings and debriefing
      • Dive Site Brief
      • Dive Brief
      • Environmental Brief
      • Dive Debrief
    • Dive flexible skills as listed
    • Professionalism and attitude evaluation

Find out more about the requirements for delivering the program and the Divemaster Instructor Rating.