PADI Advanced Open Water
RAID Explorer 30
RAID Advanced 35
£295 - Two days in open water, five dives.
RAID Advanced 35 - Three days - £440
Some dive centres insist that Open Water divers are supervised in certain areas, and as an Advanced Open Water/Explorer 30 diver your qualification adds more credibility. The largest incentive is the fact that you will be trained to dive to 30m and it's widely recognised that there are greater attractions, such as wrecks and sea-life at these depths. There’s a lot to it, your entry level course has taught you to dive – now the toolbox is out and you’ll learn how to use specific equipment underwater tailored to the dive you’re actually doing.
Open Water diver (or equivalent certification from another training agency).
PADI - Minimum age is 12, RAID Minimum age 15.
Your course materials (online for RAID & paper manual for PADI) will go hand in hand with five qualification dives.
Two core dives - 'Underwater Navigation' and 'Deep' plus a choice of three other dives such as:
Search & Recovery, Wreck, Fish ID, Night, Multi-level, Boat diving or Drysuit.
RAID Advanced 35
RAID students can enrol on the Advanced 35 course which follows the same content as the Explorer 30 with an extra day's training focusing on a 'Rescue dive' & a second deep dive to qualify you to dive to 35m! The course is not a pre-requisite to progress to Rescue Diver.
Cost & duration
£295 - Two days (PADI AOW/RAID EXPLORER 30)
£440 - Three days (RAID Advanced 35)
Course materials, air fills & certification.
Travel to and from the training locations & entry fee to NDAC Chepstow should we be using this site. Kit hire is also not included in the course fee but we can provide full kit hire for £40 per day for your course.
You'll need a minimum of 20 dives before having the option of progressing to the Rescue diver course, where you will learn to mitigate & manage problems through to assisting in diver related emergencies. Or you may aspire to become a technical diver so you'll need to be looking at your PADI/RAID deep diver (40m) course first and gaining a Nitrox qualification.