If you are looking for a RAID Professional Training Center, Freestyle Divers is the largest center in the UAE, with resident Instructor Trainers and Regional Examiners on staff. RAID UAE is managed by Darryl Owen, the co-owner of Freestyle Divers.
It’s the fastest growing training agency in the world and there are some very good reasons why! Start by reading our FAQ which explains why we are a bit different from most other scuba training agencies.
There are no old books and course materials with RAID, all your theory is 100% up to date and can be learned on-line via your computer or mobile device, then verified face-to face with your RAID instructor
With RAID in-water training, you will be taught proper buoyancy from lesson 1. No kneeling on the pool floor, we teach you to dive the way you will actually dive in open water from the beginning.
RAID was the first training agency to be fully online, the first agency to propose free access to all on-line training materials to make learning accessible to everyone, the first agency to create mobile applications such as the Nitrox Virtual Analyzer to help students learn quicker through digital training.
RAID welcomes divers from any background, using any configuration of equipment, from short hose recreational setups through longhose technical configurations, to rebreather diving which is where RAID was born.
RAID has implemented a world class digital Quality Assurance system into its teaching platform. The student, the instructor and the dive center must all confirm that every skill was performed and that the performance criteria were all met.
As a member of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council, RAID is recognized as a global training agency and its qualifications are accepted by dive operations worldwide.
RAID’s standards insist on a minimum amount of time training underwater for every course. We are all about creating competent divers, not just selling certification cards. You can be sure you will be confident in your skills when you finish a RAID course with us!
Study on-line, train in-water
RAID's world class on-line learning materials help you to get ahead of the game before you get to your instructor. Your instructor will help you with any difficulties on the theory, then get you straight in the water to start to build your new skills.
Constant Training Innovation
RAID education is all about agility, thinking outside the box and constantly finding new ways to improve the learning experience. A recent innovation was to transform your smartphone into a nitrox analyzer so that you can complete your nitrox theory on-line.
Giving back to the dive industry
RAID publish a fabulous journal called The Edge, which contains a wealth of news, diving advice and articles about projects all over the world. Like everything at RAID, it is inclusive and divers from any training agency will find a wealth of useful knowledge in its pages.
RAID is truly inclusive
The RAIDaptive training was designed to help physically challenged divers enjoy the underwater world. Organizations such as Deptherapy in the UK are using RAID training to teach injured veterans how to dive.
Become a RAID Professional now!
RAID Instructor training is renowned for pushing your knowledge and skills to the highest level. You can join the fastest growing agency now, with local training in the UAE. Click to find out more!