RAID International announced this week the company has opened an office in China.
In charge of the office are Edmund Yiu and Andreas (Andy) Baumgaertner, who are also directors of Ocean Dimensions Limited, a company with extensive knowledge of the region developed over several years.
Yiu and Baumgaertner “know what it takes to develop and maintain a successful business, so we at RAID International could not be happier than to bring these extremely experienced industry personalities into the RAID global family,” RAID Founder Barry Coleman said.
Hong Kong-born Yiu has more than 17 years of recreational and technical diving experience, with 3,000-plus logged dives conducted throughout various locations around the world. “Through his wealth of experience, Edmund hopes to share his passion and experiences through RAID with new and established divers and dive centres so that they can enjoy quality dive training and profitable business growth with RAID whilst ensuring the development of the right attitude to the underwater environment and its conservation,” RAID said.
German-born Baumgaertner has been an avid diver for the past 20 years and a professional scuba Instructor for the last seven with certifications from PADI and RAID.
“We cannot express more the tremendous excitement we share by joining the RAID Global Team,” the two said in a joint statement. “RAID China will bring to RAID strong administration skills, local experience and representation, of course the translation of the RAID materials and together with our RAID offices in Asia and Korea, be able to provide RAID Trainers and Examiners for both OC and CCR throughout the entire area.”