Essentials is designed to cultivate the essential techniques required by all sound diving practices, irrespective of level or environment. Essentials of Recreational Diving acts as a bridge between conventional training and UTD’s more demanding curriculum.This course is designed to teach the open water recreational diver advanced propulsion techniques, buoyancy control, gas planning and other skills that will help develop additional comfort and confidence in the water so you can focus on having FUN! Everyone from newly minted open water divers to grizzled instructors can benefit from this fresh approach to diving.
The course brings any certified diver the skills and understanding required of the more advanced UTD courses, focusing on precise buoyancy control, dive planning, ascent procedures, safety, and environmental awareness.
Minimum 16 years of age.
Must be a certified open water diver from a recognized training agency.
Maximum depth is 60’/18m
Standard gas is Air (21% O2)
No stage decompression
No overhead environments
Who this class is designed for?
The Essentials of Recreational Diving is where students receive the foundation of the UTD philosophy, configuration and in-water skills. The class is designed for any diver that wants to learn about the benefits of UTD and apply it to their diving. The class is beneficial for any level of recreational diver. Even seasoned veteran divers have found that by incorporating UTD principles into their diving practices, they increase both safety and fun. Photographers and videographers will especially appreciate the detailed training in propulsion & precision buoyancy control that assists you in getting that perfect shot! Instructors will appreciate the "fresh look" at diver training and skill development. This is a great first step towards learning and understanding the Unified Team Diving approach.
Why Should I Take this Class?
Regardless of your experience level, UTD philosophy allows you to grow as a diver. Some divers are eager to begin incorporating the increased skill and academic demands of UTD but do not have the desire to become deep technical divers. This class is tailor made for a new open water diver who wants to know what skills they need to work on, or for the diver new to UTD who wants to learn more without the burden of passing a class. This class serves as an excellent introduction to UTD, and is perfect for someone who wants to start Recreational training in more advanced UTD classes.More information can be found on UTD's website HERE.
Includes: One 4-hour classroom session, two 3-hour pool sessions, 4 open water dives, and certification card
Does NOT include: Rental equipment, UTD membership, or materials