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RAID Asia joins forces with Mike Wells to promote RAID and WSF freediving

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RAID Asia has joined forces with freediving icon Mike Wells to promote RAID and World Series Freediving (WSF) throughout Asia. RAID CEO Jim Holliday said: “Mike needs no introduction to the diving world as his records and achievements in the art of freediving are well known globally. For example, he conceptualised and wrote the world’s first mainstream freediving program. In so doing, he effectively transformed the once cult-like pastime consisting of just a handful of participants into a safety focused, structured, mainstream sport that is today accessible to the masses. Now he has teamed up with our RAID Asia Office to further develop freediving in Asia, state of the art freediving training will become more readily available to everyone throughout the region.”

RAID International Director of Business and Marketing, Terry Cummins, said: “Mike, as the Director of Freediving for RAID International, has moved freediving training beyond previous levels with the world’s first fully online continuing education courses for freedivers. That is, online theory from beginner to RAID Freediving Examiner. Stationed in the Philippines Mike will now gain the direct support of our impressive RAID Team stationed in Asia and from those in Thailand and the Philippines in particular.”

Chief Operations Officer of RAID Asia Steve Moon said: “Col McKenzie and I are going to be working very hard to help develop RAID Freediving and World Series Freediving throughout Asia in conjunction with our RAID Asia Regional Managers and Mike, who has his HQ in the Philippines. The Philippines and various other places within Asia offer some of the best training grounds for freedivers in the world, and having such close and direct access to Mike and his team is a real bonus for RAID Asia. This new collaborative partnership will commence with an instructor course at Roctopus Dive on Koh Tao in Thailand where courses from beginner to Instructor levels will soon be available.”

RAID Asia Field Service Manager Chris Haslam, based on Koh Tao, has been overwhelmed by the interest shown to date in RAID Freediving and is looking forward to making Koh Tao a WSF hub. Haslam has invited those who seek more information on freediving on Koh Tao to email him at chris@raid-asia.com. He will be delighted to help get you pointed in the right direction.

Moon concluded by saying: “This is an amazing opportunity for current dive professionals to cross over and become involved in the world’s fastest growing diving adventure sport, with a focus on fun, professionalism and a quality experience. Freediving is by far the most effective way to interact with ocean creatures and experience the underwater reefs and corals that are their home. The world of freediving will add a whole new dimension to RAID Asia and we are ecstatic about this new partnership – why wouldn’t you be one of the first to qualify?”

To learn more contact your local RAID Regional Office or find all the information you need on all RAID programs at www.diveraid.com and freediving at www.freedivingraid.com. You can find RAID on Facebook here and World Series Freediving on Facebook here.

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Jeff chats to… Chloe Hurst, overall winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Chloe Hurst, winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Chloe’s film – Waves of Change – can be seen here:

Second in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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Jeff chats to… Jenn Sandiford about the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – about the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.

The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

In this first interview of six, Jenn tells us about the Festival and how it came about. In the following five interviews – one shared each day this week – Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


For more information please visit:

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