Welcome to a revolution in your pursuit to achieve the highest standards of excellence in your diving.
Whether you are a recreational, technical, cave, rebreather, or side-mount diver, your needs are supported by UTD training. Through UTD’s unique approach of providing a unified, consistent, scalable and interchangeable system, we can help you reach your passion and dreams of achieving excellence.
It has being said that you can always spot a UTD Diver!!! Here’s what it looks like:
Your personal skills are exceptional, with a keen sense of situational awareness, a unified approach and a common attitude of ‘team.’ You are the pinnacle member of a ‘thinking dive team.’
The roots of Unified Team Diving’s philosophy and principles can be found in the Hogarthian/DIR system and its covenants. Hogarthian was a minimalist approach to a gear configuration in the early 90’s. Those who adhered to it maintained a diving ideology of “each diver” should configure their own way. DIR built upon the Hogarthian configuration by adding an element of standardization (late 90’s till now) mainly because of a large scale projects such as the Wakulla karst project. However, this rigid standardization in itself lead to a narrowing of the available “tool set” as it was only designed for open-circuit, back-mounted, double tanks with stage bottles and deco bottles. Any deviation from that configuration such as a single tank, side-mount, or rebreather, was either excluded or “cobbled” together.
In 2008 UTD decided to go in a unique direction and take on the “cobbled” concept. We built on our roots of the previous 13 years in Hogarthian and DIR diving, evloving the “system” to the next generation. This is “Unification”. We wanted to keep our standardization and minimalist approach with the “tool” of open-circuit back-mount (DIR) but increase the “tool set,” venturing into side-mount and closed circuit rebreather. Our mission and goal was to unify these three systems (configurations) into one system while remaining consistent, scalable and interchangeable. We wanted to drive the industry forward by being inclusive rather than exclusive while keeping the minimalist approach.
This unique approach to combining the systems allows for seamless “mixed” team diving and is supported by our global community and progressive education system. We are now able to realize our mission and, in doing so, have revolutionized the scuba industry.
How you will become an awesome diver with UTD training.
You will become an awesome diver with UTD training. Your instructor has been trained to the highest possible standards. We value safety over everything. Next comes fun. Then we’ll teach you the skills you need to be the best, badass team diver in the water. Travel the world, see it’s underwater wonders, and dive knowing you’ve trained with the best.
Why Choose UTD?
UTD is an inclusive underwater philosophy that unifies the team towards the dive, maximizing safety, conformity and competence of the team and its members, and ultimately the overall enjoyment of the dive.
Unified Team DIving ensures that all UTD Facilities and Certified Instructors teach classes that are based on a consistent and Unified Team Diving (UTD) approach, in other words consistent with the UTD ethos, standards and skill sets. At UTD, we always believe divers should be trained beyond their level of diving, as opposed to diving beyond their level of training.
UTD is an inclusive underwater philosophy that unifies the team towards the dive, maximizing safety, conformity and competence of the team and the members and ultimately the overall enjoyment of the dive.
UTD Teaching Philosophy
UTD International philosophy was born in the UTD/DIR/Hogathian equipment configuration and diving principles, but goes above and beyond by incorporating many of the in-water skills and techniques from cave, wreck and tech diving.
UTD’s 10 Covenants
Learn about the 10 Covenants we subscribe to at United Team Diving