START YOUR ADVENTURE ON LINE TODAY
Open Water 20 is our most popular global certification program. You will learn everything you need to know to explore the underwater world to a depth of 20 meters (65 feet) with confidence.
You have always wanted to become a diver. You have seen the documentaries and you ask, can it really be that good? Nothing on earth, nothing you will ever experience, compares to becoming a scuba diver.
From the time you experience the magic of taking your first underwater breathe you'll be hooked. As your RAID instructor teaches you how to float weightless in the water you will know you're preparing for a truly life changing experience.
Whether gliding over colourful reef, being surrounded by schools of fish or exploring a wreck from a by-gone era the adventure never stops.
ON LINE TRAINING
Your training starts on line where you will learn all the cool information about learning to scuba. Everything from the equipment you will use, the diving environment, the effects of depth and skills you will learn in Water.
We spend a lot of time in the pool or pool like conditions training at your pace to make you very comfortable before we go to the ocean.
In particular we make sure you learn to control your buoyancy so you can glide through the water with ease.
The RAID Open Water 20 Course takes about 3-4 days depending on local conditions and how much time you need to feel safe and comfortable in the water.
We generally recommend you own at least the essential items like mask, snorkel and fins. Exposure protection may be provided but it is highly recommended to own your exposure equipment. Before you buy make sure you speak to your RAID dive centre to get the equipment that is right for you. Generally speaking most other items will be provided but make sure you ask.
Your RAID on line course includes all on line training materials which you can access for life. Upon completion your international electronic certification will be issued.
The minimum age is 12 years old (in most areas). Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the RAID Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to RAID Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.
You will be required to a complete a dive medical questionnaire. If there are any potential issues you will need to complete a medical from a doctor.
You will need to demonstrate you can swim 200 meters (no time limit) and tread water for 10 minutes
Why wait, start your adventure today with RAID!
Why wait, start your adventure into the underwater world today with RAID!