Divers choose to become a RAID Dive Instructor for a variety of reasons. For some, gaining their RAID Instructor qualification is simply about being able to share their passion for diving with others. For many, it’s a ticket to dive around the world while being paid to do so. For others, it is about achieving a goal to reach the pinnacle of their chosen activity. A RAID Instructor certification can open the door to an exciting new career or simply enhance your enjoyment of diving.
What makes RAID the best choice for dive instructor training?
RAID has taken a different approach, and we believe a much better approach, to dive training than other diver training agencies. We believe, and the evidence strongly supports our position, that training standards need to be raised. We believe this begins by making far better instructors. So if you truly want to be the “best of the best” then RAID is the choice for you.
We do require significantly more in-water hours than most other diver training agencies. That is, we require 100 hours which is about twice the time of other agencies. We believe you need this level of experience to be truly confident as a dive instructor.
- To be a minimum of 18 years old.
- Have a diving medical not more than 6 months old signed-off on by a licensed medical practitioner.
- Completed and passed RAID Open Circuit Open Water, Advanced 35, Master Rescue and Instructor Academic Sections Quick Quiz and Exams.
- To be certified as a RAID Divemaster or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency and/or complete, to the satisfaction of the instructor, the minimum in water open circuit Divemaster skills.
- To have a minimum of 100 logged underwater hours on Open Circuit.
- To submit a RAID Master Rescue certificate, and/or equivalent and/or complete, to the satisfaction of a RAID Instructor Trainer, the in-water skills of the RAID Master Rescue Course.
- Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR/BLS Training and Oxygen Provider Instructor certificates. (DAN/equivalent).
- Documented proof of pre-requisite requirements needed to be presented to the RAID
Dive Centre and Instructor Trainer for approval prior to any in-water training.
Complete an Instructor Development practical programme with a RAID Instructor Trainer or RAID Instructor Examiner