UTD Open Water Diver

UTD’s Open Water Diver course is an entry level class designed to teach NON-certified divers to be safe and comfortable while enjoying the wonders of our oceans, lakes and other waters.

€250.00
Tax included


UTD’s Open Water Diver course is an entry level class designed to teach NON-certified divers to be safe and comfortable while enjoying the wonders of our oceans, lakes and other waters. This class is structured to prepare divers for recreational diving using proper equipment and proper diving techniques. The class incorporates basic scuba diving theory, knowledge and equipment configuration with precise diving skills and emergency procedures. This class not only teaches you how to use the equipment, but it teaches you how to be a safe and environmentally aware diver.

The UTD Open Water course is normally conducted over a 3-4 day period, and cumulatively involves a minimum of 24 hours of instruction including academics, pool/confined water, and open water dives to a maximum depth of 60’/18m using air as a breathing gas. For a more advanced Open Water class, see Recreational 1.

UTD’s Open Water class focuses on the fun of underwater exploration while teaching good diving skills, safety, and a tremendous respect for the marine environment.   

 The Open Water class focuses on the foundational building block and skills of UTD configuration and is limited to 60’/18m. Many beginning recreational divers now want to start their diving career with a solid foundation and want to ensure when they learn the next set of skills or equipment or theory that thing will not change. They want to stay conssistant to the ideologies and ultimately safely explorer this new territory up to 60’/18m while still using Air and single tanks.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 16 years of age

Course limits

  • Maximum depth 60’/18m
  • Standard gas is Air (21% O2)

Who this class is designed for?

The Open Water class is presented in a friendly learning environment where new divers will learn the basics of safe open water diving. The class is designed for the recreational diver who wants to learn proper recreational diving from the start.

Why Should I Take this Class?

The Open Water class focuses on the foundational building block and skills of UTD configuration and is limited to 60’/18m. Many beginning recreational divers now want to start their diving career with a solid foundation and want to ensure when they learn the next set of skills or equipment or theory that thing will not change. They want to stay consistant to the ideologies and ultimately safely explorer this new territory up to 60’/18m while still using Air and single tanks.

All UTD classes are videotaped for educational and review purposes only as we believe this is invaluable for students to visually focus on their individual in-water skills, situational awareness, communication, and team diving. Learning to self evaluate is an important aspect of the class. You will be evaluated during the class to obtain the UTD “Open Water” Certification. This Certification will allow you to Scuba Dive unassisted by an Instructor or Dive Master within your certification limitations and to continue within the UTD Recreational Training curriculum. Our focus is the complete dedication to your diving skills, knowledge and in water practice. In our helpful hints section and our Learning Center you can find out more information about the class, the equipment and skills you will be learning about.

Student materials, certification and dives

Student materials and certification fees will be paid directly to UTD via their website. Boat dives will be paid directly to the dive center, all other shore dives are included.

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