MATRIX OPEN CIRCUIT...

  FROM NITROX TO FULL TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR COURSES AVAILABLE

RAID VS. THE WORLD

This table is our attempt to clarify where our courses sit in comparison to other popular options.
Note that this is not an official crossover table, merely an approximation. The RAID programmes generally require more in water time that other popular choices, we introduce Helium sooner, and allow unlimited decompression later.


RAID
TDI PADI GUE IANTD
Nitrox Nitrox
Nitrox Rec 2
Nitrox
Deep 40
40m, No Deco, Limited Trimix
Advanced Nitrox
Deep Rec 2
Recreational Trimix Diver
Deco 40
40m, 10min Deco, 100% 02
Adv. Nitrox & Deco Procedures
Tec 40
Rec 3
Advanced Nitrox
Deco 40 Trimix
40m, 10min Deco, 100% 02, LImited Trimix
Helitrox Tmx 40
Rec 3
RTD + AN
Deco 50
50m, 30min Deco, Normoxic Trimix
Helitrox & Extended Range
Tmx 50
Tec I
Advanced Recreational Trimix
Deco 60
60m, Unlimited Deco, Trimix
Trimix 60
Tec 65
Tec II
Normoxic Trimix

RAID DECO 40

This Course is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge and introduce the skills and decompression procedures required in the use of oxygen enriched gases for extended range recreational diving. The program develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the concept of limited decompression sport diving.


The RAID bridge between Recreational and Technical diving. This program can be catered as a recreational deco program, or an Intro to tech program. It introduces true self-sufficient diving. The RAID DECO 40 program covers the core skills from the technical diver training programs and can be completed on a twinset with isolation manifold, sidemount, or a single cylinder with a stage.


As such it makes the perfect program for recreational divers or instructors who want to add gain some experience with decompression, as well as add some redundancy to their skill set, and fall completely in line with the new European EN250 standards.


The program allows the student to either use their ‘stage’ as a bailout during limited decompression dives, or as a gas extender during extended nitrox NDL dives, and allows for O2 content up to 100%.

This program takes a technical approach to equipment configuration, so if you’ve already been diving sidemount or twinset you may expect a little streamlining during the course of the education.


This program qualifies divers to do dive to 40 msw and perform non accelerated decompression stops of a maximum duration of 10min, and/or perform extended NLD dives with a switch to a richer mix at a more shallow depth.

Prerequisites:
• To be a minimum of 16 years old.
• To be a certified diver for at least 3 months.
• Have a minimum of 25 logged hours using open circuit.
• Submit certification for RAID Open Circuit Advanced 35 and/or equivalent. Per request of the Instructor; demonstrate all skill related to previously completed levels.
• To submit Nitrox, and Deep certificates and/or equivalent, the instructor is to evaluate these skills.


Duration:
– Approximately 4 days


Instructors & Locations:

- PVT Global

- OVO UK/Europe

RAID DECO  50

RAID’s foundation for technical diving, no previous experience required, you can start here, but prepare to be challenged. This program has a very clear outline for your skill development, and a thorough confined water skill development portion that needs to perfect before moving on to the open water section of the program.


This is a no fluff course that promotes team diving and group discussion. This program allows you to do accelerated decompression dives using a single ‘deco’ mixture of your choice. Total planned decompression is a maximum of 30min.



Trimix is used on a majority of the dives and this program takes into account equivalent narcotic depths as well as gas density as a factor.


Single ‘Deco Stage’ for accelerated compression use. Maximum dive depth is 50m, and minimum oxygen content is set at 21%.

Although a very enjoyable course, the standards are set high!

Prerequisites:

• To be a minimum of 18 years old.

• To be a certified diver for at least 6 months prior to in water training.

• To be certified as a RAID Master Rescue Diver or equivalent certification from a recognized training agency.

• To submit Navigation, Night/Restricted Visibility proof of experience.

• To submit Enriched Air / Nitrox and Deep certificates (of which at least 5 hours are between 27– 40 m) and/or equivalent.

• To have a minimum of 50 logged underwater hours using open circuit.

• Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR Training and Oxygen Provider certificates. (DAN/equivalent).


Duration:
– Approximately 6 days


Instructors & Locations:

- PVT Global

- OVO UK/Europe

RAID DECO 60

The DECO 60 Course is designed to train qualified RAID DECO 50 divers or equivalent in the use of Normoxic Trimix to depths of 60m.


This course will utilize gas mixtures with Oxygen contents as low as 18% and Helium contents based on and END of 30m, to successfully complete decompression stops with the use of 2 independent deco stages with lean and rich decompression mixes up to 100%, and to complete planned decompression with no limit.

Prerequisites:

• To be a minimum of 18 years old.
• To be a certified diver for at least 6 months prior to in water training.
• Completed the RAID Deco 50 Open Circuit Level or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency, and at least 5 hours between 40 - 50m. The instructor is to evaluate these skills.
• To have a minimum of 100 logged underwater hours using open circuit.
• Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR Training and Oxygen Provider certificates. (DAN/equivalent).


Duration:
- Approximately 3 days


Instructors & Locations:

- PVT Global

- OVO UK/Europe

RAID DECO 40/50 INSTRUCTOR

The Open Circuit DECO50 Instructor Development Program is designed to train qualified RAID Dive Masters or equivalent in the use of the RAID programme to teach the RAID Open Circuit DECO40 and DECO50.


The Course is followed by a RAID IE (Instructor Examination), performed by an Examiner form the Regional Office.  Candidates who are already RAID Open Water Instructors do NOT have to attend an IE.


After successfully completing the Open Circuit DECO50 Instructor Development Course, you will have gained a world wide recognised Technical instructor certification, and are able to teach Open Circuit DECO courses in a safe and concise way to anyone from beginner to seasoned diver.


Note: DECO40 Instructor as a stand alone is now also available.

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 – 50m and/or equivalent.

• 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.

• Submit a dive medical passed by a certified dive doctor.


Duration:
– Approximately 6 days for RAID Instructors

– Approximately 9 days (+IE) for non (RAID) Instructors


Instructors & Locations:

- PVT Global

- OVO UK/Malta