Last week we posted about the completion of our PADI Assistant Instructor course, this week we have congratulations of a different sort. Some of our staff have undertaken a RAID professional crossover. The main goal is to support Charlie in his technical course delivery, but there is always something to learn regardless of agency or instructor level.
RAID has a lot of similarities to PADI, after all dive theory can't change that much just because someone else is writing the manual. There are some differences to highlight as well. RAID is 100% online theory, but the instructors see the results making it easy to consolidate and reinforce the learning. The skills taught and mastered are the same with the emphasis on true neutral buoyancy which we here at Dive Rutland already teach and enforce with all of our students, as diving is not about kneeling.
With quite a bit of pre-reading to cover off the required theory prior to last Sundays dry Crossover day, we spend the day learning the RAID platform (after the course pre-requisite of chocolate cake!) and receiving more homework we were sent off for our wet training day with Garry
The Wet Day has involved spending the morning briefing and learning what our in water skills were, all a bit different since we were using long hose configurations. After a long briefing and kit up, we hit the water around 1:00! Seeing the skills delivery and even playing with the no fins hover made for an interesting day. There may have even been some oops moments and frustration from Garry himself, hating being in a BCD.
We have had a fantastic two days learning and cannot wait to put it all to practice.
So the question is, what are you doing to progress your professional skill set?
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