WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE ?
You have always wanted to become a diver. Nothing on earth, nothing you will ever experience, compares to becoming a scuba diver.
From the second you experience the magic of taking your first underwater breath you'll be hooked. As your RAID instructor teaches you how to float weightlessly in the water you will know you're preparing for a truly life changing experience.
Whether gliding over colourful reef, being surrounded by schools of fish, interacting with dolphins or exploring a wreck from a by-gone era the adventure never stops.
The RAID Open Water 20 program is our most popular global certification program. You will learn everything you need to know to explore the underwater world with confidence.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN ?
POOL OR CONFINED WATER TRAINING
You will spend a lot of time in the pool (or pool like conditions) training and practicing at your own pace. This will make you very comfortable before you dive into the ocean.
In particular we make sure you learn to control your buoyancy as it is essential to diving safely, comfortable and allows you to glide through the water with ease.
OPEN WATER DIVES
After your pool or confined water sessions, you'll head to open water, where you and your RAID instructor will take you on a minimum of four scuba dives, usually over two to three days. You'll apply the skills you learned in the pool as well as having plenty of time for exploring the local dive site.
HOW CAN I START TO LEARN NOW ?
ON LINE TRAINING
Your training starts online where you will learn all the important information about learning to scuba. Everything from the equipment you will use, the diving environment, the effects of depth and the skills you will learn in the water.
It is recommend you own the essential items like mask, snorkel and fins. Exposure protection may be provided by the RAID dive centre Dive Life UK but it is highly recommended that you purchase your own exposure equipment. Before you buy, make sure you speak with Dive Live UK to get the equipment that is right for you.
Your RAID on line course includes all on line training materials which you can access for life. Upon completion you will be issued with your e-card which recognises you as an internationally certified diver.
The minimum age is 12 years old. Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the RAID Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to RAID Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.
You will be required to a complete a dive medical questionnaire. If there are any potential issues you will need to complete a medical from a doctor.
You will need to demonstrate you can swim 200 meters/200 yards or snorkel 300 metres/300yards and tread water for 10 minutes
Why wait, start your adventure today with RAID!