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ProDive International Joins RAID



RAID International and RAID Australia / South Pacific have announced that Australia’s largest dive retail and diver training chain, ProDive International, has chosen to offer RAID training as an option for their large customer base.

Russell De Groot, CEO of ProDive International, was an early adopter of online training and on reviewing the RAID system commented: “We are really pleased to see the vast range of online options the RAID diver education system provides, including everything from recreational scuba, technical to rebreather training. We at ProDive International like to meet all the diver education needs of our customers and online training for dive theory is the future of scuba training in my opinion”.

RAID International CEO, Jim Holliday said: “We at RAID International and RAID Australia / South Pacific are very excited to partner with ProDive and are confident the RAID programs will be warmly welcomed by their large customer base throughout their various stores. ProDive is one of the most highly respected and enduring chain of dive stores in the world and by them joining the RAID family of stores for us it is just one more testimony to the quality and cost effectiveness of the programs we offer. It is also an acknowledgement of the experience of our staff who are available to support such a renowned chain of stores.”

RAID International Recreational Training Director, Mark McCrum said: “RAID is on a rapid growth curve in the Pacific with the two biggest dive retail chains, Scuba Safaris and now ProDive, offering RAID courses to their large collective customer bases. We are confident that the choices these two dive retail giants have made will influence others to see the virtues of the fully online dive theory we offer for all courses and look at breaking their current mould.”

RAID Australia Training Manager Steve Bates said: “Conducting the series of crossovers for ProDive International’s instructor staff was a pleasure since all the participants were extremely experienced instructors and very open to the innovative ideas RAID has in relation to both online theory and in-water skills. I am sure our relationship will continue to provide great opportunities for both our organisations.”

RAID was relaunched in early 2014 after sailing under the dive industry’s radar for the previous 7 years. Now RAID is one of the largest diver training agencies in Australia and with international full service offices located in over 15 countries from Australia to the UK, it is definitely a space to watch.

To learn more contact your local RAID Regional Office or find all the information you need on all RAID programs at and on freediving at You can find RAID’s Facebook page here.


And the 5 winners of our free tickets to this weekend’s Scuba.Digital Show competition are…



We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who entered our competition to win a free ticket to this weekend’s Scuba.Digital online dive show!

As usual, lots of you entered… but there can, of course, be only five winners!!

And those winners are…

  • Beth Carr from the USA
  • Steven Turnbull from the UK
  • Wendy Van Oosterwijck from Belgium
  • Eric Lim from Malaysia, and
  • David Polanik from the USA.

Congratulations to you all – your tickets will be on their way to you soon!

Not a winner this time? Don’t worry – there are plenty of other competitions running on right now. To see what other awesome prizes you could be in with a chance of winning, click here!

And if you didn’t win, be sure to get yourself a ticket and check out Scuba.Digital from tomorrow, 23rd October until Sunday 26th October 2020. See you there!

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)



Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the ES155 Mask from Dive Rite, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to Divers Ready! if you haven’t already:
  2. Enter the contest here:

A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Oh, and here’s the soft case I recommend. (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Purchases made through this link m ay earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

Mask case:

Good luck to everyone!



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