RAID International Announces Mike Wells To Join Team

RAID International's Mike Wells Will Help Promote Freediving In Asia
RAID International's Mike Wells Will Help Promote Freediving In Asia

RAID International, the diver training agency making big strides in the last year, has announced that Mike Wells (formerly SSI’s International Training Director of Freediving) will be joining them from July 1st.

Wells helped bring to life by conceptualizing and writing SSI’s Freediving program –  generally regarded as the first Freediving Education system by a mainstream Training Agency.

When asked “why the change?” Mike said “life is all about new challenges and my passion for Freediving has always been about making the sport accessible. So far, we have only dealt with the tip of the Freediving iceberg and I just know there are hundreds of thousands more people out there that want to get involved. Freediving is a rapidly evolving sport and therefore RAID’s focus on line training positioned to take Freediving to this next level. Their revolutionary eTraining system makes the accessibility problem a no-brainer and we are not tied down to printed materials which means we can be extremely dynamic in the way we evolve the training as new research and techniques come to hand.

Importantly many of the RAID team are my friends who had the faith in me when we were getting this out of the ground. RAID is a team of divers who understand exactly what is needed to drive the sport and give me the freedom to get the job done. I am excited about putting my ideas into a new program.

In addition to bringing Wells on-board, RAID International have announced they are now working on a new Freediving product and platform with more details coming later in the year.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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