OPEN WATER DIVER
Unified Team Diving’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.
Minimum 16 years of age
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 and safely explorer this new territory up to 60'/18m while still using Air and single tanks. Class Information
The UTD Open Water Class is normally conducted over a 4 day period, and cumulatively involves a minimum of 24 hours of instruction designed to provide a introduction to:
UTD equipment configuration
Basic scuba diving physics and physiology
Minimum decompression (MinDeco) including history of decompression and practice, physics, physiology, tables, and operational considerations.
Introduction to Nitrox, situational awareness and understanding scuba environment.
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.
Minimum age of 16
Completed UTD registration process
All UTD classes are Non Smoking.
The use of prescription drugs must be authorized prior to the onset of diver training by a physician
Must be able to swim a distance of at least 50 feet/15 meters on a breath hold.
Must be able to swim at least 200 yards/185 meters in less than 14 minutes without stopping.
Complete the Online Classroom for Open Water Get a copy of and review the "Essentials of Recreational Diving DVD"
Students should exercise caution before purchasing new equipment to avoid acquiring substandard equipment. Please contact a UTD representative prior to making any purchases. Information about recommended equipment can be obtained from the equipment considerations section of UTD’s web site.