RAID DEMA Seminars Include Expansion of Offerings and New Adaptive Program – ‘RAIDaptive’


RAID North America President Watson DeVore announced two seminars during the upcoming DEMA conference. In the first seminar, RAID International’s Director of Training, Paul Toomer will present “Why Choose RAID?” to showcase the breadth of programs and courses in a 100% online system.

“We are proud of our courses and our industry-leading method of delivery via computer or smartphone.  Whether you are teaching recreational scuba, technical diving, any rebreather model, or freediving, RAID has robust training material that matches the standards of industry to the aspirations of our customers,” remarked Toomer.  Toomer will be presenting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 am local time.

In the other seminar, RAID will also be introducing their new program to bring adaptive training into its training offerings to serve the disabled diving community. Called RAIDaptive, it will include standards that blend safety and inclusion.

“This has been a goal of ours for some time, and with the help of new partners with experience in this field we are able to now make this a part of our training agency offerings,” explained DeVore.  “It not only includes future divers, but also a way for instructors to use our program to offer adaptive training, whether they are RAID certified or through another agency.  Our goal was to make this process more accessible to the dive industry as a whole in hopes to expand the universe of instructors who can train adaptive divers.”

“I am so happy to be here as part of RAID and the launch of RAIDaptive instantly makes this program accessible to all instructors internationally, regardless of agency,” said Executive Vice President Barbara Thompson, who will present the RAIDaptive program on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00 am local time.

To learn more and meet RAID members first hand go to Booth # 3283.

RAID is a culmination of worldwide SCUBA diving and training experience and skill development combined and presented with today’s latest technology, considered one of the most comprehensive e-learning programs in the world.  Learn more at

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