Why choose RAID

About RAID

There are many SCUBA diving agencies around the world. Some of the better known are BSAC, CMAS, NAUI, PADI, RAID and SSI.

All SCUBA diving agencies must train according to the same ISO standards. Each agency can use different techniques to educate their students but the ISO standards guarantee that all dive certifications are interchangeable between all diving agencies.

At Scubadawgs, we certify students with both PADI or RAID. In the past 2 years most of our students have chosen RAID and we have strengthened our number one position on Tripadvisor. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • RAID is one of the fastest growing SCUBA diving agencies in the world. RAID began in 2007 by concentrating on improving professional technical- and rebreather dive training. Introducing the same training methods to recreational diving means that even at Open Water level safer diving techniques are a compulsory parts of the course.

  • RAID makes full use of IT technology and produced an elaborate online learning system. This means no books, no carbon footprint and no certification cards that are easily lost and expensive to replace. It also means that RAID students and alumni have a life long access to their own profile containing their certifications and dive logs. Also any updates in the theoretical material will be available free of charge.

  • RAID courses are opened up in advance, allowing students to complete the theory even before they arrive on Koh Chang leaving more time to train practical skills. Simply register yourself at www.diveraid.com, then log in to your account and choose Scubadawgs Koh Chang as your dive center and we will activate the course for you.

  • RAID also believes that, even though the theory is very important, spending more time in the water will produce better and safer divers. By concentrating on the knowledge and skills required for each course, the theory is simpler and far less time consuming allowing RAID to set higher minimum standards for training in the water.

  • The price difference between RAID and other dive agencies is because RAID is more efficient and less profit oriented and RAID does not use any books

  • RAID courses are at least 1500 Baht cheaper than our corresponding PADI course. The difference in price is usually even greater with other dive centers on Koh Chang. Another advantage is that you don’t have to wait weeks or months for your certification because RAID e-cards are issued immediately at the conclusion of the course.