RAID Technical Diving Philippines


The RAID Deco40 course is a great introduction to high quality technical diving.  It is an entry-level decompression program created with the recreational diver in mind, certifying the student to complete up to 10 minutes of decompression and use deco gas up to 100% O2 with a maximum narcotic depth of 30m/100ft (normoxic and/or hyperoxic trimix is used).


  • Minimum 16 years old.
  • Certified RAID Advanced 35 or equivalent.
  • Certified RAID Nitrox and Deep40 or equivalent.
  • 20 hours logged dive time or 40 logged dives
  • Register for FREE at


The RAID Deco40 course, taught by Andy Davis, reflects the most comprehensive and complete entry-level technical diver training available anywhere in the world.

It encompasses superior training in fundamental scuba skills, team diving,  decompression protocols and normoxic/hyperoxic trimix use.

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, equipment and gas selection, mindset and procedures to empower a very high degree of safety on the most challenging deep no-stop dives.

Ten reasons why you need this training:

  1. High level Fundamental Skills development
  2. Trimix qualification; included for effective narcosis elimination
  3. Team Diving protocols and procedures
  4. Technical configuration equipment used throughout
  5. Advanced dive planning and procedures for maximal safety
  6. Comprehensive emergency scenario training
  7. Redundant gas via backmount doubles, sidemount or single cylinder with stage.
  8. All skills and dives in neutral buoyancy, horizontal trim (no kneeling!)
  9. Tuition by a leading, world-renown, technical diving instructor
  10. Effective preparation for further technical diving training on Deco50 and Deco60.

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The Deco40 course is made up of 1 Confined Skills Clinic and 5 Open Water dives;

Day #1

  • Confined Water Fundamentals

Equipment set-up and configuration backplate/wing BCD. Confined water skills include precision buoyancy, horizontal trim, control and propulsion techniques (frog, modified flutter, helicopter turn and back kick), s-drills, descent checks, air-sharing long hose, deco/stage remove and replacement, gas switching drills and DSMB deployment.

  • Dive 1 – 15m (50ft) to 20m (66ft) – Simulated 10-minutes deco

Day #2

  • Dive 2 – 20m (66ft) to 30m (100ft) – Simulated 10-minutes deco
  • Dive 3 -30m (100ft) to 40m (130ft) – Simulated 10-minutes deco

Day #3

  • Dive 4- 30m (100ft) to 40m (130ft) – Extended No-Stop Gas Switching
  • Dive 5 -35m (115ft) to 40m (130ft) – Actual 10-minutes deco w/trimix

Every dive includes precision buoyancy standards, descent checks (bubble check and s-drill), gas management (SAC), ascent and stop protocols, DSMB deployment and varied emergency scenarios.

All skills developed during this program are  applies cumulatively; so the skills learned on the first dive will be applied on each successive dive. A high standard of mastery is applied throughout the entire program and certification is entirely performance-based.

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Theory Course Content

RAID online eLearning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills covering the following topics in detail;

  • Technical Diving Management
  • Diving Physics
  • Diving Physiology
  • Technical Diving Equipment (backmount or sidemount)
  • Electronic Dive Planning Software (Multideco)
  • The Buhlmann ZHL-16C Algorithm
  • Gradient Factors for Dive Planning
  • Gas Management and Selection (Bottom and Deco gasses)
  • Normoxic trimix theory and use
  • Technical Diving Culture of Safety


$600USD for 3 Days Tuition and Diving

  • maximum 3 per course.
  • includes certification for normoxic/hyperoxic Trimix!
  • not including nitrox/trimix gas fills (at extra cost) or equipment rental.
  • cost doesn’t include RAID registration and eLearning


For more details, or to schedule a course, please CONTACT ME

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