I chose UTD for their unique approach of providing a unified, consistent, scalable, and interchangeable dive training system. Here are two things UTD does differently:
1. The Course Content
When you buy UTD Scuba Diving materials as a student, you get access to this content for life. Whether you are learning to dive for the first time or taking an advanced diver course, we give you access to the latest and up to date course materials for every course we offer. This will automatically update it self as soon as we ad stuff or make changes. As a scuba diving student you’ll study the material for your in person class.
2. The Way We Dive
Our waterways are fragile, and filled with living organisms that we can’t see. Every part of this ecosystem is vital. Big fish eat smaller fish, small fish eat tiny fish, tiny fish eat the microscopic stuff, and so on. Traditional scuba training has always advocated kneeling on the bottom. This kills the food at the bottom of the food chain. Lack of awareness of your buoyancy – how you are floating in the water – leads to the death and destruction of tons of plant and animal life. It also churns up tons of dirt and dust, making it harder for everyone to see.
With UTD you will learn to dive in an “Ocean Friendly,” team diving system. We can’t emphasize enough how important this is. From the moment you first meet us, you will be trained to be in control of your buoyancy – neutrally buoyant and nicely horizontal in the water, like you are laying on a cushion, perfectly suspended in mid-water, relying on your breathing patterns to control your depth.
It’s magical, having that kind of control, not just for the sake of the ecosystem, but for your own safety. The better your buoyancy control, the safer and more confident diver you will be; always comfortable in the water so your awareness can go to your team and your environment.
So what makes you stand out as a UTD Scuba Diver? You will be a confident, highly skilled badass diver. You and the waterways will be happy forever.