The RAID DECO 40 program forms a bridge between recreational and technical diving. The problem with technical diving is that it has marketed and positioned itself as unattainable for the average diver. Divers are led to believe they must have superhuman strength and mental agility to participate in a technical diving program. Of course, here at RAID we believe this is simply not the case, but believing and acting are two totally different things.
The Deco 40 program is aimed squarely at the recreational market and not at the technical market. The program is ideally completed using modified recreational equipment. Deco 50 Instructors may teach the Deco 40 program using twinsets, and Deco 40 instructors certified as Sidemount Instructors may teach the program in sidemount configuration. The Deco 40 makes an ideal entry-level decompression program, but it must be noted that it has been created with the recreational diver in mind.
Please note that payment of course fees does not guarantee certification. If after the prescribed number of dives, your skills are not at the required minimum, we reserve the right to withhold certification until your skills meet performance requirements. Any additional dives required to complete your training, will be charged for. We also highly recommend that you are a member of Divers Alert Network and have a diving medical prior to the start of your course. Online course fees are for theory only and do not include the fees payable to complete dives necessary for certification.
Also note that gas bills for Nitrox, Oxygen and Helium and CO2 absorbent are at the students cost.