UTD courses allow both new divers as well as experienced divers a different type for training.
Recreational diving is defined as any type of open water diving, with no overhead environments or mandatory decompression requirements.
OPEN WATER – REC 1
UTD offers entry level divers the Open Water or Rec 1 courses. This course allows divers to dive unsupervised by an instructor down to 18m within no decompression limits.
For certified divers, there are a number of specialties called “Minis”, a bouyancy course called Extreme Scuba Makeover (ESM) and the typical Rec 2 – Advanced diver. This last one allows divers to dive with Nitrox down to 30m.
EXTREME SCUBA MAKEOVER
The ESM course is designed for certified divers who wish to improve their buoyancy skills. At the completion of this course you will be in the path to master your buoyancy, decrease your consumption and better enjoy your diving
ESSENTIALS OF REC
The essentials of rec course is a short but very intense course where certified divers are instructed in the DIR fundamentals. In this course non UTD certified divers learn about Ratio Deco, underwater positioning, basic DIR gear configuration, basic six skills, proper gas planning and management. There is certainly a before and after for those divers who complete the course.
At UTD we call Mini´s any type of specialty course. This includes anything course from Nitrox, to Diver Propulsion Vehicles, learning about double tanks, stage tanks or making your short diving videos.
For those wanting to go deeper without entering the realm of technical diving, UTD offers the Rec 3 course. This course enables divers to dive down to 39m using Helitrox without entering mandatory decompression.