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You’ve been bitten by the bug, and you’re trying to decide which specialty course comes next? Or you’ve just completed your open water qualification and would like to gain more knowledge and experience in the underwater world?

Well, the perfect answer to those questions and more is EXPLORER 30. This course is an exciting, fun program designed to increase your skills and understanding of the important core areas of diving.

EXPLORER 30 is light on academics and heavy on diving. As an EXPLORER 30 student, you’ll make five dives and have time to enjoy your journey, and to practice the skills specific to each of the five dives.

The course requires three core dives (Deep (with a Trimix option), Navigation, Buoyancy), and two electives from a list of a dozen possible options. All of these dives have been designed to expand on the knowledge and skills learned during RAID‘s Open Water 20 course. Some, buoyancy, for example, some students find helps them refine a skill that sets them divers apart and gives them a level of competence and comfort in the water that takes traditionally-trained buddies, dozens of dives to master.

The RAID Explorer 30 program is the PERFECT choice for continuing your diving education, with plans to engage in even more advanced training in the future.

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How Do I Get My Certification?

To earn your Explorer 30 certification, you need to read the manuals for each section and complete the quizzes. Once you have passed all the quizzes, you can proceed to the exam. It is important to select and contact a RAID Dive Centre and arrange for your practical in-water training. They will arrange your class and in-water sessions and help you with equipment advice or purchases.


You will be required to a complete some mandatory paperwork which consists of a dive medical questionnaire, a liability release, and a safe diving practices form. If there are any potential medical issues, you will need to complete a medical form signed by a licensed physician prior to participating in any in-water sessions. Once you have registered with RAID, you can access all the required paperwork online in Your Profile.

Course Structure

Together with your instructor, you will be guided through the following:
During the RAID Explorer 30 program, you will have the chance to try out five different specialty taster dives, which will include the following:
Later, you can choose to complete all or just a few of your selected specialties through a Specialty Course by completing the remaining dives and finishing all academic requirements.


Once certified as an Explorer 30 diver, you will be able to dive in an environment similar or better to that which you were certified in, with a buddy, to a maximum of 30 meters / 100 feet.

Start Today

To get started, all you need to do is register with RAID and create an online profile by clicking here. Once registered, you can purchase the course online in our “Store”, and then start reading the manuals and complete the quiz and exam.
Once registered, you will have immediate access to RAID’s unique FREe-Learning platform, where you can download your course and start your academic training immediately. FREe-Learning allows you to download the manuals and complete all the associated quizzes. Once you have done this, you will need to contact your local RAID Dive Center to schedule your course and let them guide you through the training process. Once you have agreed all associated fees, your dive center will open the full training program so that you can complete any exams, have all your skills signed off, and receive your electronic certification card.
Your RAID online course includes all your training materials, which you can access for life. Upon completion, your internationally recognized electronic certification will be issued.
1. To register as a RAID diver, please visit the link provided below and follow registration instructions.

2. Visit our FREe-Learning centre to read the course material, then purchase the course if you wish.

3. Locate your nearest dive center and get in touch to begin your adventure with RAID today!

Be unafRAID and get started today!

⭐ When purchasing a course online, access to the course manuals, quizzes and exam are included. Practical training is provided by your local RAID Dive Centre and Instructor.

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