TECHNICAL DIVING PROGRAMS

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Technical Diving

TECHNICAL DIVER TRAINING

RAID Technical programmes are more challenging, developing the diver to dive beyond recreational limits and incur decompression obligations.

Building on the life support training already established in the strong RAID foundation programmes they take the diver to the next level based on time in the water and experience at depth.

Technical diving is not a light subject, it demands the diver to acquire a fair amount of diving experience to understand and master conventional diving before attempting decompression and mixed gas environments. There is no quick way to safe technical diving, only time underwater and many hours of practice are some of the requirements to enter these courses.

Are you ready for that commitment?

The risks are greater and the benefits are deeper!

OPEN CIRCUIT DECO 40m / 132ft SPECIALITY

INTRODUCTION

This program qualifies divers, with standard open circuit SCUBA equipment to do dive to
40 meters / 132 feet and complete dives with mandatory decompression stop requirements for up to maximum of 10 minutes, whilst breathing Air or Nitrox.

PREREQUISITES

To be a minimum of 16 years old.
To be certified diver for at least 3 months.
Certified RAID Open Circuit Level 2 diver or equivalent certification/s (submit Navigation,
Night/Restricted Visibility, and/or equivalent. The instructor is to evaluate these skills.
20 logged hours underwater using open circuit.
Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

For this course you will required to have use of the following:

Single cylinder; the gas volume shall be no less than 2400 lt / 80 cu ft
Single cylinder pillar valve shall have an DIN preferred valve fitting
1 x first stages
2 x Standard second stages (Primary second stage preferred on 2m/6.5ft PL hose)
1 x SPG
1 x BCD/wing LP hose
1 x Single/multi gas Nitrox dive computer
1 x dive timer or enriched air (Nitrox gases) computer.
1 x slate
1 x SMBs and reel
1 x knife
1 x dive masks
1 x torch/light/underwater lamp
1 x BCD/wing with adequate lift capacity
1 x exposure suit – a dry suit shall have interchangeable inflator system with BCD LP hose

COURSE CONTENT

Complete, before in water training, the on-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam
Review Personal Diving skills
Dive Planning Assignments
Practical skills as detailed
Confined water and open water sessions, totaling a minimum of 4 hours underwater

Who can teach this course?

Any RAID Decompression Procedures Instructor

The above is subject to the RAID General Diving Standards and change without notice.

OPEN CIRCUIT DECO 50m / 164ft SPECIALITY

INTRODUCTION

This is an Extended Range entry into Trimix program. Certification qualifies you to a depth of 50m / 164 ft and complete dives with mandatory decompression stop requirements for up to maximum of 30 minutes whilst using a independent decompression gas.

This Speciality is designed to extend your knowledge and introduce the skills and decompression procedures required in the use of mixed gases for Sport Diving. It develops the sport diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the concept of decompression sport diving and the use of Helium gas to reduce narcosis (21/27).

Divers who wish to learn more but do not want to take the Level 4 Dive Master route this course is for you.

PREREQUISITES

To be a minimum of 16 years old.
To be certified diver for at least 3 months.
Certified RAID Open Circuit Level 3 diver or equivalent certification/s (submit Navigation,
Night/Restricted Visibility, Enriched Air / Nitrox and Deep certificates (of which at least 5 hours are between 27- 40 m/89-132 ft) and/or equivalent. The instructor is to evaluate these skills.
Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR Training and Oxygen Provider certificate (DAN/equivalent).
50 logged hours underwater using open circuit.
Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.

THE PROGRAMME EMPLOYS THE FOLLOWING GASSES

Oxygen enriched gas (EANx / Nitrox) mixes from 21% to a maximum of 50% oxygen content.
A maximum of 27% Helium content.

COURSE CONTENT

Complete, before in water training, the on-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam
Review Personal Diving skills
Stamina and Watermanship skills
Review Rescue Scenarios
Dive Planning Assignments
Practical skills as detailed
Confined water and open water sessions, totaling a minimum of 4 hours underwater

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

The gas volume shall be no less than 2760 lt / 98 cu ft
Single cylinder pillar valve shall have an H or Y valve with DIN preferred & Twin Set with two outlet and isolator manifold
2 x first stages
2 x second stages
1 x SPG
1 x 2m/6.5ft LP second stage hose
1 x BCD/wing LP hose
1 x mixed gas (Helium) dive computer – optional
1 x dive timer or enriched air (two Nitrox gases) computer or mixed gas (Helium) dive computer
1 x slate
2 x SMBs and reels
1 x knife
2 x dive masks
1 x torch/light/underwater lamp
1 x BCD/wing with adequate lift capacity
1 x exposure suit – a dry suit shall have interchangeable inflator system with BCD LP hose
1 x Side Sling Cylinder (minimum gas volume shall be 1000 lt / 35.33 cu ft)
1 x first stage
1 x second stage
1 x SPG
1 x Octo length LP second stage hose

Open Circuit Deco 50m/164ft Instructor

INTRODUCTION

This program qualifies the RAID Open Circuit Instructor to teach divers to dive to 50 m / 164 ft on Trimix /mixed gas (Oxygen, Helium & Nitrogen) and complete dives with mandatory decompression stop requirement for up to maximum of 30 minutes.

THE PROGRAM EMPLOYS THE FOLLOWING GASSES

Oxygen enriched gas (EANx / Nitrox) mixes from 21% to a maximum of 50% oxygen content.
A maximum PpO2 of 1.4 at the MOD.
A maximum PpO2 of 1.6 at at the maximum depth of a required staged decompression stop.
A maximum of 27% Helium content

INSTRUCTOR PREREQUISITES

To be a minimum of 18 years old.
To be certified diver for at least 12 months.
Certified RAID Open Circuit Decompression Procedure diver or equivalent certification/s (of which at least 25 hours are between 35 – 45 m/115 -148 ft) and/or equivalent.
Certified RAID Open Circuit Nitrox Instructor.
Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR/BLS Training and Oxygen Provider Instructor certificate/s (DAN/equivalent).
To have a minimum of 80 logged underwater hours using open circuit scuba equipment. These hours must be logged in your personal RAID Logbook.

INSTRUCTOR CROSS OVER PREREQUISITES

To be a minimum of 18 years old.
To be certified diver for at least 12 months.
Certified Renewed Open Circuit or Rebreather Decompression Procedures (equivalent) Instructor.
Certified RAID Open Circuit Nitrox Instructor.
Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR/BLS Training and Oxygen Provider Instructor certificate/s (DAN/equivalent).
To have a minimum of 80 logged underwater hours using open circuit scuba equipment. These hours must be logged in your personal RAID Logbook.

NOTE:
The above does not guarantee acceptance by RAID who has the sole decision to accept or ask for further requirements to be met.

COURSE CONTENT

Complete, before in water training, the on-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam
Review Personal Diving skills
Stamina and Watermanship skills
Review Rescue Scenarios
Dive Planning Assignments
Review the Instructor Guidelines for Decompression Procedures Speciality
Master practical skills as detailed
Confined water and open water sessions, totalling a minimum of 4 hours underwater

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

For this course you will be required to have use of the following:

Gas volume shall be no less than 2760 lt / 98 cu ft.
Single cylinder pillar valve shall have an H or Y valve and manifold Twin set with islolater (DIN).
2 x first stages
2 x second stages
1 x SPG
1 x 2m/6.5ft LP second stage hose
1 x BCD/wing LP hose
1 x Drysuit inflator hose if applicable
1 x mixed gas (Helium) or multi gas Nitrox dive computer
1 x dive timer or enriched air (two Nitrox gases) computer or mixed gas (Helium) dive computer
1 x slate
2 x SMBs and reels
1 x knife
2 x dive masks
1 x torch/light/underwater lamp
1 x BCD/wing with adequate lift capacity
1 x exposure suit – a dry suit shall have interchangeable inflator system with BCD LP hose
1 x Side Sling Cylinder (minimum gas volume shall be 1000 lt / 35.33 cu ft)
1 x first stage
1 x second stage
1 x SPG
1 x Octo length LP second stage hose

CERTIFICATION

Upon successful certification the member may offer diver training commensurate with this level of certification as sanctioned by RAID.

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