RAID Performance Diver - a Self Reliant course for all levels?

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DANDM

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I just saw the curriculum for RAID's Performance Diver, it's surprisingly similar to SDI´s Solo Diver or PADI´s Self Reliant courses. The only difference is that RAID´s is aimed at divers from any level, and does not mention any form of solo diving at all. But seems to have the same concept of filling in the gaps of new divers, to be more self reliant and have a good set of skills and tools. Am I correct assuming this? Anyone here done this course?
 

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RAID does not advocate solo diving in any form, quite explicitly. However the concept of self-reliant members of a cohesive team is well established.

The course covers many of the same areas as a GUE Fundies course or UTD Essentials course, however it is not a gatekeeper course. As far as I can tell it’s aimed at folks who are proficient divers but want to up their skills without necessarily changing their depth or gas limits.

Caveat: I am not a Perf Diver instructor but I have gone through the 3 levels of manuals (Diver, Instructor, Instructor Trainer) which anyone can do since RAID has made all e-learning available for ALL courses for free.
www.diveraid.com and register an account and you will be able to access all levels up to Cave IT. A lovely initiative from @paultoomer
 
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We teach performance diver at all levels, as the course is designed to enhance the diver's ability, on single, twins, sidemount or even CCR. It has taken core values and skills from the other programmes and put them into 1 course. This course is specifically aimed at people from other agencies who may not have had the benefit of learning some of these skills.

it is definitely not a solo diving course or self reliant course.
 
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We teach performance diver at all levels, as the course is designed to enhance the diver's ability, on single, twins, sidemount or even CCR. It has taken core values and skills from the other programmes and put them into 1 course. This course is specifically aimed at people from other agencies who may not have had the benefit of learning some of these skills.

it is definitely not a solo diving course or self reliant course.
So in essences it's RAID's version of something like GUE fundamentals?
 

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it seems so , right now sdi is the only solo courses that is recognized all over the world so facilities seem not to except the padi (I teach both ) and I don't know why I teach it the same...... but people want the sdi
 
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