Renewal Deal Extended!

James Rogers

James Rogers

Managing Director at RAID UK & Malta
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RENEW WITH RAID NOW AND RECEIVE TWO FREE INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTIES
RAID announces extension of renewal offer.

We are pleased to announce that after numerous calls for us to supply more information about the renewal offer, we have extended the deadline to 15th September.

If you renew before this date you will receive the RAID Equipment Instructor course and RAID Boat Instructor course free!

This is a great offer so get your renewal done before the deadline and we will attach the courses to your profile. All you need to do is finish the study and then contact your regional office for sign off.

To renew, contact the office.

Should you choose to renew before September 20 you will still receive a Boat Diver Instructor course for free.

These are two very important specialty ratings and we want you to have both.

We are currently offering a free Boat Diver Specialty with every course from Open Water to Instructor. If you’re taking students on boats or want to encourage them to dive from a boat this is a great tool to use. In order to sign them off as a Boat Specialist you obviously need the rating and now you can get this for free. This follows from the Boat Diving promotion we offered a few months ago.

The all new Equipment Course is something very exciting. It is the most comprehensive mainstream Equipment Specialty course in the industry and it is much more than just gear familiarisation. It also covers all the equipment knowledge we would expect an Instructor to have as a minimum to become a RAID Instructor. Therefore, as an existing instructor you should complete the on line training.  We will later in 2018 be modifying standards to make Equipment Specialist a pre-requisite for new Instructors.

The new Equipment Specialist will be live early next week. Pre requisite for sign off as an Instructor will be completion of the on line theory plus a manufacturer’s certificate for completing a workshop on their equipment within the last 3 years.

Renew With RAID Now And Receive Two FREE Instructor Specialties

James Rogers

James Rogers

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It’s renewal time at RAID!

Renew before the 31st of August and receive a free Boat Diving Instructor course valued at $80. Plus our brand new Equipment Specialist Instructor course also valued at $80. That’s $160 value for free!*
 
Should you choose to renew before September 20 you will still receive a Boat Diver Instructor course for free.
 
These are two very important specialty ratings and we want you to have both.
 
We are currently offering a free Boat Diver Specialty with every course from Open Water to Instructor. If you're taking students on boats or want to encourage them to dive from a boat this is a great tool to use. In order to sign them off as a Boat Specialist you obviously need the rating and now you can get this for free. This follows from the Boat Diving promotion we sent a few months ago.

 

 

The all new Equipment Course is something very exciting. It is the most comprehensive mainstream Equipment Specialty course in the industry and it is much more than just gear familiarisation. It also covers all the equipment knowledge we would expect an Instructor to have as a minimum to become a RAID Instructor. Therefore, as an existing instructor you should complete the online training.  We will later in 2018 be modifying standards to make Equipment Specialist a prerequisite for new Instructors.
 
The new Equipment Specialist will be live early next week. Prerequisite for sign off as an Instructor will be completion of the online theory plus a manufacturer’s certificate for completing a workshop on their equipment within the last 3 years.

 

For more information on these specialities or to sort your renewal, get in touch with the office.

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.
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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.

 

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.

RAID Will Help Provide The Team At Blue Abyss – Are You Interested?

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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Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial deep sea to space research, training and test centre is working to redevelop RAF Henlow site.

RAID will help provide the 35-strong training team at the facility, comprised of the finest recreational, commercial, technical and freediving instructors in the world.

This will surely be one of the most exciting new dive sites that will have divers clambering to visit. However, if you want to conduct or take part in a dive training course at this fantastic facility – it’s time to consider RAID. Divers from all training agencies will be invited to dive at Blue Abyss, but only RAID Instructors affiliated to RAID Dive Centres will be permitted to conduct courses.

John Vickers chose RAID as a partner for Blue Abyss because of our shared ethos and approach – we were the perfect brand fit for the facility.

“Dive RAID is taking diver training to the next millennium. It is the ideal training vehicle for diving instruction at Blue Abyss and will complement the specialist space agency, military and medical training that our divers will also undergo.”

Housing the world’s largest 50m deep pool, a hotel, an astronaut training centre including parabolic flight capability, hypobaric and hyperbaric chambers and a human performance centre, the £120m facility is due to open in 2019.

Our Managing Director, James Rogers said that recruitment will start soon for the facility’s training crew. “These jobs will be highly sought after. We’re looking for divers with a commitment to training and a sense of adventure. Right now, the only prerequisite for the positions are that applicants hold an Instructor rating from a recognised training agency with experience of at least one year. The training regime for the posts will be intensive. All successful applicants will undergo astronaut support, dive technician and hyperbaric training amongst many other courses. The strongest candidates will be sent to NASA in America for further training with a view to coach the rest of the team on their return. In my 30 years in the diving industry, I have never seen an opportunity like this.”

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