4 Day Weekend Course - Heidelberg

  • 4 day course running over 2 weekends (do not have to be consecutive weekends)
  • Courses start every weekend subject to numbers


(Does include RAID online registration fee)



You can sign up at any time online for FREE by visiting the RAID website www.diveRAID.com. During the registration process you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire, provide your details and choose a RAID Training Centre to be affiliated with for your practical training. The registration is an easy 3 step process.


RAID has an advanced online e-learning program which covers all of your manuals, quick quiz and exams. Your online training can be purchased through the RAID online store for US$60. After purchase of your course your chosen RAID Training Centre will assign an instructor to you who will be able to view the progress of your online training. Upon successful completion of the e-learning program you will be ready to complete the practical component of the course.

Thursday Evening

This evening is an opportunity to meet your instructor and new dive buddies. You will complete your liability paperwork along with a short review of your online training. We will also be heading to the pool to complete the watermanship assessment. There will be time for those wanting to be personally fitted with any of the equipment needed for the course.

Weekend One

Starting on Saturday morning we will be covering the equipment components that you will be using during the course. We will then head to the pool for the first of two in-water sessions. These sessions have a strong emphasis on the mastery of buoyancy and trim prior to the completion of any skills. This provides divers with greater comfort in the water along with a sound understanding of how they fit in the underwater world. Sunday is also allocated to complete the confined water training and allows practice to refine equipment adjustment in preparation for open water diving.

Weekend Two

This weekend we will be heading into the open water with a day to focus on shore based dives and adapting to the open water environment. During these initial dives we aim to complete most of the essential skills you have previously practiced in the confined water. Sunday is scheduled as our boat diving day to focus on making you comfortable with the procedures from diving from a boat whilst visiting some of the best sites we can offer. We also work up to making you comfortable diving to your maximum qualifying depth of 20m which is a direct reflection to the unique RAID quality of training.

Course Inclusions

  • 5 hours of pool training dives, 4 open water course dives minimum
  • Pool hire, instructor fees, gas fills
  • International recognised Open Water Certification e-card Government Accredited Nationally Recognised Training
  • Insurance

Pre Requisites

Each participant must purchase or supply their own snorkelling system consisting of mask, snorkel, fins and boots.


Each participant will be required to complete a medical questionnaire as part of the registration process. Any concerns highlighted on this questionnaire will require the student to obtain a dive medical certificate.

Minimum participant age 12 years.

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