Thursday, January 21, 2021

RAID Revises Open Water Diver Training Program, Introduces New Cave Diving Course


The folks at RAID International have updated and revised their Open Water Diver course and also introduced a pair of new Cave Diver specialty courses.

According to RAID:

“After in depth consultation with their dive centres and instructors, RAID have revolutionized their Open Water program. By analyzing and tweaking the course sequence, RAID have created a more comprehensive program that improves diver engagement and understanding whilst enhancing instructor flexibility.”

As for the cave diving program, the new courses have been written by industry experts Jill Heinerth and Steve Lewis.

The training begins with a fundamentals course focusing on safety and responding to emergencies in the overhead environment.

If you want to expand your skills and knowledge further, the follow-up course focuses on complex navigation.

For more info on the cave diver courses, check out the agency’s website at

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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