The RSTC announced changes to its membership criteria in November 2015 to accept members at two levels, Associate Member and Voting Member. This strategic change is driven by RSTC wishing to actively improve diver safety, and increase membership. RAID was the first training organization to answer that call.
RAID CEO Jim Holliday confirmed that “RAID is proud to be accepted as an RSTC Associate Member and RAID is committed to meet its commitment to help uphold the safety standards of the RSTC.”
Dan Orr, RSTC Coordinator said, “we are very pleased to have another agency join our council.” He went on to say, “RAID was very enthusiastic and jumped at the chance to join. We look forward to their active participation.”
RSTC training requirements are recognised around the world as the global industry standard. New members are assessed to ensure compliance with RSTC standards. Members must make an ongoing commitment to ensure compliance with RSTC standards.
Scuba training organizations interested in applying for membership with the RSTC may download membership information here.
RAID, which was founded in 2007, joins PADI, PDIC, SDI and SSI as members of the Recreational Scuba Training Council.