These standards reflect RAID’s ISO ratings and are designed to the highest industry standards.
Areas of immediate new interest within the standards are RAID’s change, like other mainstream training agencies, to allow training to start at 10 years old for junior divers. Instructors training junior divers are encouraged to visit our blog, in addition to reading the new standards, as the use of training credits varies from 10-11 year old who will use a junior open water credit and 12-15 year old who will use a open water 20 qualification with various junior diver restrictions.
Other new additions alongside the new look and feel of the document are the new RAIDaptive courses including an entry-level program, a buddy diver program and a specialty program. In the technical area RAIDs new OC Deco 40, 50 and 60 diver and instructor programs will catch the eye and need review.
Again with RAID these standards are out of date if downloaded off your professional log in profiles, they continue to appear on the log in page for you, the look and feel is greatly improved with index hyperlinking for ease of document navigation.
RAID RGDS are just that now, the instructor ‘how to teach’ guides are all freely available to qualified instructors through their instructor login profiles through the course materials held there.
Don’t delay! Get online and review this great new document and remember it is a standard to review the course standards before teaching.