Heidelberg - Private Course


Inlcudes Equipment Hire

Does Not include RAID online registration fees

If you are unable to attend our pre-scheduled weekend courses or would prefer the opportunity for one-on-one training our private course option would be suited to you. With private training we will be able to tailor make the course to suit your needs, dates and time schedule.

*This fee does include the US$60 online course purchase 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.

Practical Training

The practical training component of your course will be scheduled over a timeline to suit your needs. We choose to allow four days to complete this component of the course.

Day 1 & 2

We will commence with the completion of your liability paperwork along with a short review of your online training. We will then be covering the equipment components that you will be using during the course. Following this we will 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. As part of your pool session you will complete a swim assessment to show comfort and ability to support yourself in the water.

Day 3 & 4

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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