RAID Performance Diver

RAID Performance Diver, RAID Specialty Diving Courses


The Performance Diver course is unique in the dive industry. It is designed to make you a better diver in almost any situation.

The skills that you will learn in this course have been designed by some of the most respected divers in the world. Not only will this course make you a safer diver, prepare you for our other courses, but it will provide a range of skills you will use on every dive. No matter how well you dive now, Performance Diver will make you even better.

If you’re a new diver, Dive Newcastle will teach you skills that will help you in every course you do and on every dive. If you already have good in-water skills, by the time you have finished, you will have great skills.

It is universally recognized that proper buoyancy control is essential for diver safety and control. This is one of the primary skills you will learn in this course. However, this course is not just a buoyancy course, it is dedicated to sharpening your skills to a superior level. You will learn a number of skills like advanced buoyancy and trim, propulsion, laying line, emergency procedures, and working while being task-loaded.

The applications of The Performance Diver course are endless. Any dive in any environment or equipment design can be made safer, easier, and more fun by utilizing the skills mastered in this course.

The Performance Diver course may be completed using modified recreational equipment, sidemount, twinset or rebreather. The program may be completed in a pool, confined water or open water.


  • Minimum 15 years old with parent/guardian approval.
  • Minimum 18 years old when training using a rebreather.
  • Minimum certification is RAID Open Water 20 or equivalent.