Internationally-Recognised RAID scuba diving courses

Learn to Scuba Dive

Ready to explore the other 70% of the earth’s surface?

Time to take the plunge & learn to scuba dive.

 

Core Courses

Open Water 20

Do your RAID open water 20 introduction to scuba diving with us and learn the Total Immersion Diving way.

The RAID Open Water 20 course is a unique and popular entry level course, for anyone wishing to take up Scuba diving in a small group and bespoke setting.

The RAID OpenWater 20 course has a high degree of Student – Instructor interaction (maximum 4:1 with Total Immersion Diving), and you can expect a relaxed pace, in depth training approach. This technically influenced course makes an ideal introduction to diving for those wanting that little bit extra from their diving and their education.

You will learn with back plate and wing, long primary hose, flat trim & a high focus on buoyancy control. All the Total Immersion Diving instructors are highly trained divers in their own right, all with technical diving, trimix, cave or rebreather certifications.

By the end of the course you will be familiar with the equipment and dive techniques allowing you to dive to a high standard, whilst being able to relax and enjoy diving at a depths not exceeding 20 metres.

Prerequisites:

  • No prerequisites for this course

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$600

Explorer 30

The RAID Explorer 30 course is an exciting, fun programme designed to increase your skills and understanding of the important core areas of diving – but, as always, with unique Total Immersion Diving flair.

This course is the equivalent of the PADI Advanced Open Water course. This course is designed to further your knowledge and skills in diving, providing a core basis of skills in diving.

In this maximum 4:1 ratio course, you will undertake a skills dive, refining the skills taught in the open water program (which divers are often lacking), as well as exposing you to four specialty dives.

Navigation and deep diving are compulsory, leaving two flexible dives such as night or drift allowing for a personalised approach to your diving.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$400

Advanced 35

This course is a genuine Advanced level course that will accelerate your diving skills and prepare you to comfortably and confidently perform dives without divemaster or instructor supervision to a depth of 35m.

The Advanced 35 Course is made up of 3 Confined Dives, and 6 Open Water dives, the five core dives – Buoyancy, Navigation, Rescue and Deep I and Deep II, plus one more dive chosen from a list of elective dives.

This is a full-on course designed to move your diving to the next level, if you want to know more about the available ‘Elective’ Dives please speak to us to learn about the options available. All skills developed during this program are accumulative, so skills learned on the first dive will be applied on each dive after. We expect a level of mastery throughout the entire program on all newly acquired skills.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years old or over
  • Have a minimum of 4 hours logged underwater in an Open Water environment
  • Be a RAID Open Water 20 or RAID Explorer 30 Specialty or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency.

Course Duration:
3 days

Course Price:
$600

Master Rescue Course

The Master Rescue course is demanding and realistic in its conduct, content and approach. The Master Rescue Diver program is an important and crucial step in expanding your knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level.

In this course you will be exposed to a number of realistic diving situations, involving the identification, and rescue of panicked and tired divers as well as unconscious underwater divers.

Interaction, discussion, variety and flexibility are stressed during skills training. Don’t be surprised if you are rescuing a twinset diver or a even someone on a rebreather! It is very common for divers associated with Total Immersion Diving to regularly see divers with twinsets and advanced technical diving configurations, even on shallow dives – so why not be able to rescue them too?

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years old or over
  • Completed and passed Master Rescue academic section Quick Quiz and Exam.
  • Have a minimum of 12 hours logged underwater whilst using open circuit equipment.
  • Have a RAID Advanced 35 (Open Water) or Explorer 30 certification or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency.
  • Have a current rescue Breathing/CPR and oxygen provider certificate from a recognised authority.
  • NB: Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the appointed Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$500

Specialty Courses

Nitrox

Diving nitrox increases diving safety by decreasing nitrogen accumulation and narcosis and has added benefits of extending NDL times.

The use of nitrox in open water diving is highly underrated. At Total Immersion we promote its uptake from the very first open water dives, allowing divers to reap the benefits on every dive thereafter. Whilst long being considered “expensive” or “technical”, the full potential of nitrox is not being embraced. At Total Immersion we fully promote the use of diving nitrox and encourage others to do so.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
1 day

Course Price:
$200

Deep 40

This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills to allow you to dive to deeper depths safely. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.

In this course, you will be exposed to deep diving, handling a single small stage cylinder as back up. Safety is always a paramount consideration in these dives – this for competent divers looking to extend themselves and those who appreciate the team diving environment.

Total Immersion has some of the most experienced technical divers in the area on staff. Our team are regularly conducting multiple stage technical dives on both open circuit and closed circuit rebreathers – giving you the proper foundation to deep diving.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years old or over
  • Certified RAID Explorer 30 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
3 days

Course Price:
$600

Night Diving & Limited Visibility

As divers, some of the most exciting sea life comes out at night, and with it a whole realm of new underwater challenges.

In the night and limited visibility specialty you will be exposed to how to deal with diving at night and very low visibility.

Notable focuses include underwater communication utilising light signals, and low visibility techniques to ensure you stay safe in these environments.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$300

Search & Recovery

This Specialty is designed to provide you with new skills and techniques to allow you to find and recover lost objects underwater.

Ever lost an anchor or that Go pro you got for a birthday? Its time to locate it and bring it up to the surface.

This course includes techniques to lift items up to 50kgs with the use of lift bags.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years old or over
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$300

Navigation

This Speciality Course is designed to extend your knowledge and skills in the use of navigational tools and techniques for Sport Diving.

It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.

Divers regularly look to others to “lead” dives, but with basic navigation skills you can ensure you know where you are going even at the most unfamiliar sites. At Total Immersion Diving we encourage divers not just to be underwater sheep, but to take ownership of their diving and its outcomes.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$300

Basic Wreck

This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills of diving to allow you to dive on wrecks safely without penetrating them.

It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years old or over
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
2 days

Course Price:
$300

Drysuit Diver

This programme covers all you need to know about drysuit diving and takes you through all the different aspects which are important for new and experienced divers.

The confined water sessions will allow you to master buoyancy control and put to rest any fears you may have about this aspect before you venture out into open water. The skills that you will learn with this programme will help you to become a comfortable and safe drysuit diver.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
1 days

Course Price:
$200

Sidemount 

The RAID Sidemount Diver is a modern program designed to include all the current Sidemount procedures suitable for cave, technical and recreational dives.

Sidemount, although invented for cave diving, has become a mainstream recreational and technical equipment configuration. It allows for longer dives and provides the diver with an increased level of redundancy due to carrying two independent cylinders.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 15 years old or over
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
1 days

Course Price:
$300

Advanced Wreck

This Specialty is designed to extend your knowledge and skills of diving to allow you to dive on wrecks safely including the penetration of wrecks. It develops the knowledge required to plan, prepare and analyse for your dive to reduce stress and confusion, allowing you to enhance your diving experience.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Certified RAID Advanced 35 or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.

Course Duration:
3 days

Course Price:
$600

Technical Courses

Deco 40

The RAID DECO 40 program forms a bridge between recreational and technical diving.

The problem with technical diving is that it has marketed and positioned itself as unattainable for the average diver. Divers are led to believe they must have superhuman strength and mental agility to participate in a technical diving program.

Of course, here at RAID we believe this is simply not the case, but believing and acting are two totally different things.

The Deco 40 program is aimed squarely at the recreational market and not at the technical market. The program is ideally completed using modified recreational equipment.

Deco 50 Instructors may teach the Deco 40 program using twinsets, and Deco 40 instructors certified as Sidemount Instructors may teach the program in sidemount configuration.

The Deco 40 makes an ideal entry-level decompression program, but it must be noted that it has been created with the recreational diver in mind.

Prerequisites

  • The diver must be a minimum of 16 years old and a certified diver for at least 3 months
  • Certified RAID Explorer 30 or RAID Advanced 35 diver or equivalent
  • Divers must be certified as RAID Nitrox and RAID Deep 40 diver or equivalent
  • Must have at least 20 logged hours underwater or 40 dives using open circuit.

Course Duration:
4 days

Course Price:
$800

Deco 50 

The RAID DECO 50 program is an entry level technical program, based on modern approaches and theory, which results in divers being capable and competent to carry out dives after the course.

This fully comprehensive program trains divers to carry out 50m decompression dives with a single stage and optimal gases for the dives using trimix.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18 years or older
  • Certified diver for at least 3 months
  • Be certified as a RAID Nitrox, Deep 40 and Master Rescue Diver (or equivalent), and have experience in Navigation and Night/Restricted Visibility diving.
  • Must have logged at least 5 hours between 27-40 m.
  • Submit current Rescue Breathing, CPR Training and Oxygen Provider certificates.
  • Have logged 50 hours underwater or 75 dives using open circuit.
  • NB: Documented proof of prerequisite requirements must be presented to the Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.

Course Duration:
7 days

Course Price:
$1500

Learn with Total Immersion

Why choose a RAID-certified course?

If the certifications you get at the end of your RAID courses are internationally recognised, just like PADI & SSI courses are, what’s the difference between them all?

To cut the long story short – as a certification & training body, RAID focuses on skills & sweats the small stuff. RAID offer courses to suit beginners to the most advanced technical divers – and encourage their instructors & affiliated dive shops to take time to assess the needs & skills of each diver.

As a smaller certification body, RAID have made their name through a heightened focus on the personalisation & quality of the teaching & courses provided to students. With a focus on quality & not quantity, RAID have been able to offer specialised courses in lesser-known areas of technical diving that the main bodies don’t, and have created RAIDaptive courses for people with disability.

Why choose Total Immersion?

At Total Immersion, we care about the quality of your training above all else. We pride ourselves on smaller class sizes, ensuring our instructors have plenty of one-on-one time to help tailor your training to your needs.

Our instructors are passionate about introducing more great divers into the underwater community. We take the time to teach the things that really matter & that will make you a better diver & buddy. Doing a course with us means you’ll leave with a head start on excellent buoyancy control, proper finning techniques & clear underwater communication – the stuff that really counts!

Our instructors teach fully accredited & internationally-recognised RAID scuba courses (recognised anywhere PADI or SSI are).

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