RAID Inline With Industry Standards for Rebreathers
The instructional and certifying pathway for Closed-Circuit Rebreathers has been radically updated at RAID.
The changes include unit-specific courses, replacing the old level 1-4 recreational courses, and updating course materials and standards to reflect these changes. This major upgrade was necessary to have DRI’s standards and course structure follow new industry trends and standards developed by industry organizations.
In brief, the major changes are the launch of a 30-metre air-diluent entry-level sport program aimed primarily at units from Poseidon; a 40-metre non-deco program; decompression rebreather and limited trimix rebreather diver programs to 40 and 45-metres respectively; and normoxic trimix 60-metre full-deco rebreather program. All these new levels are unit specific and have accompanying instructor-level courses developed.
In addition to these new programs, RAID has also developed Rebreather Reboot.
Rebreather Reboot is the CCR equivalent of RAID’s popular Scuba Reboot launched earlier this year. Like its OC cousin, CCR Reboot is a “catch-up” refresher for divers who have been out of the water for a while and feel they need to revisit critical skills and knowledge in a controlled environment with a qualified instructor. CCR Reboot includes a brief academic and dryland component, confined water skills, and an optional open water dive. The CCR Reboot can be taught by any active RAID Rebreather Instructor.
And the good news for current instructors is that FREE upgrades are available to ALL RAID instructors who qualify!
For full details, contact your local RAID Dive centre, your region’s RAID office, or simply email us at [email protected].