RAID released a host of new products at this year’s DEMA Show 2015 in Orlando, from a new dive training website designed for smartphone users to rebreather manuals and more.
The company’s new Lightning Mobi is a website for smartphones designed to work in areas where internet access is very slow. This also means dive stores don’t need a lot of computers and other expensive hardware to run the RAID diver training system.
Paul Toomer, RAID International Training Director, says:
“Almost everyone has a mobile device, so they really can do their RAIDer theory training anywhere, 24/7.”
RAID CEO Jim Holliday says:
“Last year, everyone at DEMA seemed to be talking about a diver online training revolution as if it was something totally new, while RAID has in fact led the way for more than eight years with a comprehensive, advanced online training system. The others experiencing the online revolution for the first time are playing catch-up. We will fully launch RAID Lightning Mobi™ on our Freediving website first and will then quickly follow on our main website.”
On the rebreather front, RAID announced the release of a new “Discover Rebreather” program along with an eManual for divers who haven’t tried out the technology.
“In short, while we at RAID are fully aware rebreathers are currently still a ‘yet to be tried’ activity for many divers, while we see ‘try scuba’ programs seem to continue to be very successful around the world in attracting people to diving, why not have a Discover Rebreather program to bring the excitement and benefits of rebreather diving to the existing dive community and even none divers on mass?”
Additionally, the company announced the release of a pair of eManuals for the Poseidon Mark 7 and Oceanic Hollis Explorer rebreathers, as well as one for the JJ-CCR rebreather program.
RAID will roll out all of their new products immediately after DEMA Show 2015.