RAID Explorer 30

Course Overview

The RAID Explorer 30 course is an exciting and fun program designed to increase your skills and understanding of the important core areas of diving. This course is largely practical so you have more time to enjoy your journey and practice the skills your Instructor will teach you.

During the training your RAID instructor will take you on 5 different dives so you expand on the knowledge and skills learned during your Open Water course.

Your confidence and skills as a diver will increase while you experience the excitement of learning more about the underwater world.

The instructors and dive professionals at Bay City scuba have developed a unique and exciting raid Explorer 30 program that combines the core elements of the program allowing you to the following:

 

Gain basic skills to dive in a range of different environments or dive sites.

Achieve better understanding of trim and a higher level of buoyancy skills.

Develop and hone equipment use and configurations

Understand the principles of underwater navigation.

Understand the procedures for planning on deep dives.

Experience the thrill of diving on a shipwreck

Explore and utilise specific equipment needed to be able to perform a search for an object and recover the object using ropes and lift bags in the Search & Discovery Dive.

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RAID Open Water 20

Course Overview

Learn to SCUBA dive with Bay City Scuba, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula’s premier diver training facility and jump into the world of scuba diving with the RAID, worlds leading online diver-training provider. Learning to dive is not only fun and exciting, it’s a great way to meet new friends and experience the underwater world.

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You must be:

  • To be a minimum of 15 years old.
  • Certified RAID Open Water 20 diver or equivalent.
  • Complete the RAID registration procedures.
  • Have a minimum of 2 hours of logged underwater time in an Open Water Environment.

Bay City Scuba will supply all your hardware during your open water course which you can hire.

You will need to bring the following soft wear equipment to your practical component of this course.

Single Back Mount Configuration:

  • Single cylinder of adequate capacity (11litres or above)
  • DIN First stage
  • One Standard regulator with 2m / 7ft hose with piston clip for clipping off regulator when stowed or standard short hose configuration.
  • One Back up regulator wit standard length hose fitted with a neck bungee
  • One low pressure inflator hose for BCD
  • One low pressure inflator hose for Dry Suit
  • One SPG with piston clip for attaching to D’Ring when stowed
  • (When using any helium mixes, an off board dry suit inflation system must be used or bailout gas must be used for suit inflation)
  • BCD must be adequate, has the capacity to carry a side sling cylinder and must have adequate lift.

BCD must be adequate, has the capacity to carry a side sling cylinder and must have adequate lift.

Twinset Equipment Configuration:

  • Twin Cylinder with an isolation manifold and DIN valves.
  • Minimum10 liter cylinders (12 liter is preferred)

Right-hand post regulator:

  • DIN First stage, primary regulator with 2m / 7ft hose with piston clip for clipping off regulator when stowed. This regulator must be HOG LOOPED
  • One low pressure inflator hose for BCD or Dry Suit depending on harness configuration
  • One SPG with 15cm / 6 inch HP hose

Left-hand post regulator:

  • DIN First stage, One Back up regulator wit standard length hose fitted with a neck bungee
  • One low pressure inflator hose for Dry Suit or BCD depending on harness configuration
  • One SPG with 15cm / 6 inch HP hose

(When using any helium mixes, an off board dry suit inflation system must be used or bailout gas must be used for suit inflation)

Sidemount Equipment Configuration:

  • Cylinders with DIN valves and preferably left and right side valves adequate for sidemount diving.
  • Minimum 10 litre, 232 bar cylinders
  • 12 litre, 232 bar cylinders prefered
  • 7 litre, 300 bar cylinders are possible (consult with your instructor)
  • Appropriate sidemount rigging kits on all cylinders
  • Sidemount harness must be adequate, has the capacity to carry a side sling cylinder and must have adequate lift.

General Diving Equipment and Accessories:

  • 1 x primary mixed gas (Helium capable) dive computer if completing and mixed gas programs
  • 1x secondary mixed gas dive computer or dive timer with gauge mode
  • 1 x wet-notes
  • 1 x wrist slate
  • 1 x Orange SMB
  • 1 x Yellow SMB
  • 1 x 40m minimum spool or reel
  • 1 x 30m spool
  • 1 x 15-20m spool
  • 4 x double ended Piston clips
  • 2 x cutting devices (sensible knife or line cutters no massive Rambo knives)
  • 1 x Primary Mask
  • 1 x Backup mask (must fit and be useable)
  • 1 Primary torch that has sufficient illumination for signaling buddy in low light conditions)
  • 2 Back-up torches
  • 1 Suitable exposure suit (drysuit, undergarments, semidry or wetsuit depending on water temperature)
RAID Open Water 20 Basic course includes:
  • 1x Online Academic Training
  • 1x Session of RAID Explorer 30 theory, 3.5 to 4 hours
  • 1x Dry Skill Navigation Workshop
  • 1x Dry Skill Search and Discovery Workshop
  • 3x Shore dives
  • 2x Boat dives

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Online Academic Training
One evening session of RAID Explorer 30 theory, 3.5 to 4 hours
1 Dry Skill Navigation Workshop
1 Dry Skill Search and Discovery Workshop
Open Water Day 1 – 3 Shore Dives (Buoyancy, Navigation, Search & Discovery)
Open Water Day 2 – 2 x Boat dives ( 1 Deep Dive & 1 Wreck Dive)
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