Rebreather Instructor


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The Instructor Development Course is designed to train qualified RAID Level 4 Divers or equivalent in the use of the RAID programme to teach the RAID Rebreather & Open Circuit programmes from Level 1 through to Level 4 diving with no decompression to a maximum depth of 40 metres/132 feet.


To be a minimum of 18 years old (subject to local laws).
Completed and passed RAID Rebreather Levels 1, 2, 3 and Instructor academic sections Quick Quiz and Exams.
Completed at least one RAID Rebreather Speciality programme/s.
To be certified as a RAID Level 4 dive master and/or equivalent.
To have a minimum of 100 logged underwater hours.
To have the required logged hours on a Rebreather as detailed in the RAID Rebreather Instructor Speciality programme/s - see speciality section for more detail.
To submit a RAID Rebreather Level 3 Rescue certificate, and/or equivalent and/or complete, to the satisfaction of the Instructor Trainer, the in water skills of the RAID Rebreather Level 3 programme, whilst carrying a side sling alternative air source cylinder. (It is highly recommended to do the core Rebreather Level 3 course in full).
Submit a current Rescue Breathing/CPR Training and Oxygen Provider Instructor certificates. (DAN/equivalent).
Subject to the prerequisites of a rebreather Instructor Speciality programme/s.

Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the RAID IT Dive Centre and Instructor Trainer for approval prior to any in water training.
Complete a Instructor Development practical programme with a RAID Instructor Trainer or Examiner.


A RAID Sport Rebreather Instructor is certified to teach, within the Terms and Conditions of the RAID General Diving Standards:

Persons to dive whilst using open circuit equipment.
Persons to dive whilst using RAID Rebreather/s for which the Instructor has completed and passed a Rebreather Instructor Speciality/s and is certified to dive/use.
Supervise and/or lead recreational and/or training activities.
Assist a lead RAID Instructor during in water training sessions for courses.
Guide dives for certified divers to a maximum depth of 40 metres/132 feet.
Accompany students during in water training exercises.
Maintain RAID membership.
Maintain a dive leader attitude at all times when representing RAID.


The IDP covers but not limited to:

On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills as detailed.
Review Personal Diving skills
Stamina and Watermanship skills
Rescue Scenarios
Risk Management Assignments

Introduction and development understanding of Instructor Guide Lines for:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

Conducting Programmes Part 1 and 2

Part 1:  Student Divers
Level 1 Training (actual/simulated)
Level 3 Training (actual/simulated)

Part 2: Dive Leadership
Rebreather or open circuit SCUBA Review
Try Rebreather or Try Open Circuit Dives
Local Orientation Dive
Leading certified divers on tour for pleasure

Confined water and open water sessions, totaling a minimum of 6 hours underwater on a rebreather the diver is certified to dive/use.


Diving in General
Dive Equipment

NOTE: The RAID Sport Rebreather Instructor has to complete and pass an Instructor Speciality programme for each rebreather that the Instructor wants to provide tuition.

CERTIFICATION is subject to:

Complete and pass the RAID Instructor Examination (IE) conducted by a RAID Examiner within 12 months of purchasing the Sport Rebreather Instructor course and completing the IDP.
The minimum logged hours, as detailed have been completed.
All confined and /or open water skills have been acknowledged and accepted on-line (through the RAID web site) as mastered by the certifying RAID instructor and student.
The RAID Dive Centre has confirmed certification on-line through the RAID web site.

The above is subject to the RAID General Diving Standards and change without notice.