RAID Joins Recreational Scuba Training Council


Recreational Scuba Training CouncilDiver training agency RAID has joined the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) US as an Associate Member.

This is from the official press release:

RAID logo 2By unanimous vote, the RSTC Board of Directors welcomes RAID as its newest member. RAID was formed in 2007, and will join PADI, PDIC, SDI and SSI as members of the RSTC. The RSTC announced changes to its membership criteria in November 2015, accepting members at two levels, Associate Member and Voting Member. The RSTC seeks to continue to improve diver safety, and increasing membership is part of that strategy. RAID was the first training organization to answer that call and make application.

RAID CEO Jim Holliday states “RAID is proud to be accepted as an RSTC Associate Member and RAID is committed to meet its commitment to uphold the safety standards of the RSTC.” Dan Orr, RSTC Coordinator said: “We are very pleased to have another agency join our council.” He went on to say: “RAID was very enthusiastic and jumped at the chance to join. We look forward to their active participation.”

RSTC training requirements are recognized around the world as the global industry standard. New members are assessed to ensure compliance with RSTC standards. Members must make an ongoing commitment to ensure compliance with RSTC standards.

Scuba training organizations interested in applying for membership with the RSTC may download membership information at

For more information about RAID, visit

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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