Advanced Open Water Diver
• 12 years or older
• Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills. You can enroll immediately after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification regardless of your skill level. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, fine-tune buoyancy skills and introduces you to different diving activities such as wreck diving, night diving or underwater imaging. After completing your eLearning, you’ll make five Adventure Dives: a deep dive (beyond 18m/60F), a navigation dive, and three additional Adventure Dives of your choice to earn your certification.
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
• To be a minimum of 15 years old.Certified
• RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
• Junior course available for ages 12 – 14
The RAID Explorer 30 course is an exciting, fun program designed to increase your skills and understanding of the important core areas of diving. This course is largely practical so you have more time to enjoy your journey and practice the skills your Instructor will teach you. The course will take you on 5 different dives so you expand on the knowledge and skills learned during your Open Water course.
THE PROGRAM EMPLOYS THE FOLLOWING
• Gain the basic skills to dive in a range of different environments or dive sites.
• Gain a higher level of buoyancy skills.
• Understand the principles of underwater navigation.
• Understand the procedures for planning on deep dives.
• Experience elective dives based on your local environment/ interests.
• Be aged 15 years old or over.
• Have a minimum of 4 hours logged underwater in an Open Water environment
• Be a RAID Open Water 20 or RAID Explorer 30 Specialty or equivalent
This highly sort after and quality course is designed to train persons with diving experience, in the safe use of SCUBA diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 35 meters/115 feet.
This is the theory or academic section, which any person may take and complete, followed, without obligation, the Second Section which is the practical session where you can learn with an Instructor the underwater skills necessary for this level of training and complete your certification.
• Diving In General
• Confined Water Training
• Open Water Training
• Confined water – minimum 1 hour underwater training
• Open Water – minimum 4 hours underwater and 6 Dives
• Be 15 years of age or older.
• Have a minimum of 8 hours logged underwater in an Open Water environment.
• Hold a RAID Explorer 30 Specialty or higher, or an equivalent.
• Be certified as a RAID Nitrox Diver or equivalent.
This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills to allow you to dive to deeper depths safely. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyze for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.
This specialty can be run for any certified diver who has the equivalent of a RAID Explorer 30 diver.
THE PROGRAM EMPLOYS THE FOLLOWING
• The history of deep diving.
• Reasons for deep diving
• Your personal equipment
• Specialized equipment for deep diving
• Physics for deep diving
• Physiology for deep diving
• Managing planning procedures for deep diving
• What you can do to further your knowledge and skill
PRACTICAL COURSE CONTENT
• RAID On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills as detailed.
• Minimum of 2 hours logged underwater and four(4) open water training dives required.
Certification entitles the holder to dive in similar or better conditions without professional supervision to a maximum depth of 40m / 130 feet.
The certification is divided into:
• Deep 40 Nitrox / air: use Nitrox up to maximum PO2 of 1.4
• Deep 40 Trimix; use Trimix with limitations:
• Oxygen partial pressure (PO2) must not exceed 1.4 ATM.
• The END / EAD for trimix must not exceed 30 meters / 100 feet.
• Be a minimum of 16 years old.
• Have 30 logged hours underwater.
• Be certified as Explorer 30, Advanced 35 or equivalent
• Be certified as a RAID Master Rescue Diver or Equivalent
• Be certified as a Deep 40, Nitrox and Navigation Diver (or
equivalents) and be certified in any two other RAID diver
Master Diver is the highest non professional rating that a RAID diver can achieve. This rating signifies a high level of skill and experience and gives the holder the respect that they deserve as an accomplished diver with high level skills and knowledge. This rating signifies that you are a passionate diver with a broad range of experience. You have achieved certification as a Master Rescue Diver and have a number of specialties in a broad range of activities. Become a diver that others will look up to and aspire to be. The RAID Master Diver is not only a pathway to recognition of your experience, but is a stepping stone towards professional levels of training.