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Olivier van Overbeek Accepts RAID UK & Malta Training Director Position

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Olivier Van Overbeek (left) with explorer Jill Heinerth and RAID Instructor Trainer Steve Lewis at the 2016 DiveTek USA show (Photo: Olivier van Overbeek/Facebook)

Senior RAID Instructor Trainer and course author Olivier van Overbeek has been appointed as the new training director for RAID UK & Malta

Van Overbeek has been a RAID Instructor Trainer (IT) for six years and has taken on various consulting roles for both RAID UK & Malta and RAID International. He has contributed extensively to RAID's training programmes, from the design of training manuals to working directly with instructors and other ITs to improve assistance for student divers.

He has been in his new role for just over two months and is taking steps towards bolstering RAID's presence in the UK and Malta over the next five years, including the recruitment of new talent, and the creation of regular events led by RAID HQ to assist in the development of new instructors.

'In the past two years I bought and rebuilt DiveLife in Manchester and turned it into a premier shop and training centre that offers RAID only,' said Van Overbeek. 'DiveLife has been a little bit of a case study project of mine, showing how the RAID system can help a business in much more than simply providing [certification] numbers.'

Olivier van Overbeek and RAID UK & Malta director James Rogers will be talking at the trade day of the Go Diving Show on Friday, 21 February.

 

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