RAID - Specialties


These programmes are designed to educate and/or train students in the practices, understanding, principles and/or specific applications, which include, but not limited to, specific environmental conditions; rebreathers; overhead environments; shark and other aquatic animals; photography, equipment; oxygen cleaning etc. 


  • To be a minimum of age as detailed in the Speciality.
  • Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the appointed Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.
  • To start the programme/s, have a minimum number of logged hour's underwater time as specified in the detailed speciality training programme.
  • Completed and passed the relevant academic Quick Quiz and Exam.

Rebreathers: The prerequisites are detailed for each specific unit in the programme.


  • On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills as detailed.
  • On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes and exam for each speciality.
  • Confined and open water sessions, as detailed in the specific speciality programme.
  • Rebreathers: either as a stand alone or in addition to the skills required in the core level programme/s.

The student will be required to complete a quick written quiz with the instructor prior to the commencement of any in-water training.


  • Confined Water - as detailed in the specific speciality programme.
  • Open Water - as detailed in the specific speciality programme.


The minimum logged hours, as detailed have been completed.
All confined and /or open water skills have been acknowledged and accepted on-line (through the RAID web site) as mastered by the certifying RAID instructor and student.
The RAID Dive Centre has confirmed certification on-line through the RAID web site.

Specialities: Only a RAID registered renewed RAID Speciality instructor may sign off student skills.

    • Compressor Operator
    • Drysuit
    • Nitrox
    • O2 Service and Gas Blender
    • Photography
    • Side Mount
    • Boat Diving
    • Advanced Wreck Diving
    • Basic Wreck
    • Deep 40
    • Navigation
    • Night and Limited Visibility
    • Whale Shark
    • Search and Recovery
    • First Aid
    • Ragged Tooth Sand and Tiger Shark

RAID - Specialties