Leon Butler ·

We will be hosting a RAID CONNECT weekend from Friday 3rd June - Sunday 5th June. Our boat dives are open to all RAID divers from across the country, then from mid-April anyone can join onto any remaining boat spaces. All other events are open for any diver from any agency, so please come along and get involved. Keep reading for more info!

RAID Connect 22’ is much more than just diving. The whole point of these social connections, created by RAID, is to meet other like-minded people to share and learn new experiences in a fun way. There is nothing more beneficial for your dive progression and enjoyment. Enjoying the buzz of diving is unique, it’s the life-blood of this beautiful sport.

If you haven't already, don't forget to check out what RAID is all about and what they have to offer. Why not pop onto to website and register to check out some of the FREe-Learning they have to offer. Once you register assign us as your local dive centre and we'll keep in touch with you about all our RAID events and upcoming courses.


The dive centre will be open to all divers offering exclusive offers on selected products to everyone. We'll be open usual business hours for this (closed Sundays).

To view all our RAID CONNECT events click the links below



Friday 3rd June, from 1830 at The Dolphin Leisure Centre, Poole.
We'll be offering sidemount and twinset try dives and a buoyancy workshop. Each session is bookable online, please book now as spaces is limited.

Sidemount and Twinset try dives

Wing try dives

Buoyancy, trim & finning techniques workshop

Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June - BOAT DIVING!

Our chartered boats are currently only available for qualified RAID divers to book onto due to the nature of the weekend. If you are a RAID diver, please use the password DDSRAID to book your space. However, if you are not RAID qualified please check back mid April, from mid-April we will be opening up the remaining spaces to other divers.

SATURDAY - Drift dive & Kyarra.

The Kyarra is arguably one of the most famous wreck dives off the South Coast. With many features still recognisable on this 104 year old wreck, she's an absolute gem to dive. Ropes away time is ???? from Custom House Steps, Poole Quay. YOU MUST BOOK ONTO THIS BOAT IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, for more information and to book click the photo below


SUNDAY - Betsy Anna & Drift

The Betsy is a beautiful wreck dive, featuring two recognisable boilers, an engine and more wreck features filled and covered in a great variety of life! This dive is sure to not disappoint. 
Ropes away time is 0715 from Custom House Steps, Poole Quay. YOU MUST BOOK ONTO THIS BOAT IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, for more information and to book click the photo below

Please ensure that you have read all event details before booking on. Payment is taken at the time of booking. Please make sure you book your space to avoid disappointment. Bookings are reserved for RAID divers only until April, from April onwards we will open it up to our other regular divers.


It's time to socialise!
This evening is open to all divers (from any agency of any ability).
The centre will be open all day for visitors (with exclusive offers on selected items), but from 5pm onwards we'll have a hog roast (chargeable on the evening) and a couple of guest speakers. Drinks won't be available, but there is a Co-Op food store next door to make your own purchases.

We'll start our speakers from approximately 1830, please note, during this time we may lock the entrance when we do so  for security purposes (so please make sure you're on time).

Paul Toomer, RAID very own President!
Richard Cullen, Deptherapy’s Chair and Head of Operations

We maybe able to offer some shore diving on Saturday or Sunday morning, but this will be confirmed closer to the time when we can confirm our team availability - so stay tuned.
However, if we are unable to provide this we can still direct you to some amazing shore dives and give you some helpful hints and tips on diving the sites.

There is plenty of accommodation in our local and surrounding areas (Poole & Bournemouth). 

Accommodation close to the dive centre:
Shah Of Persia
Parkstone Guest House
OX Hotel

Accommodation in Poole, near the weekend boats departure point:
Premier Inn, Holes Bay
Holiday Inn
Travelodge, Holes Bay
RNLI College
The Thistle

There will be plenty more accommodation options available via the usual booking websites for other accommodation in Poole.

We hope you can join us for our RAID CONNECT weekend and we look forward to seeing you very soon!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us
01202 122006 / 07880 342515

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