Unified Team Diving is the next generation of teaching and diving principles that highlight unification, consistency, scalability and interchangeability:


Equipment Configuration – Each diver is equipped with a minimal, standardized, consistent, scalable and interchangeable approach to their configuration, essentially the UTD “Unified System.” This allows for rapid and effective response to any problem or emergency, as each team member knows exactly how everyone’s gear is configured.


Dive Objective and Planning – UTD teaches a simple, yet organized method of dive planning that ensures sufficient air for two divers to safely return to the surface while air-sharing. This method increases comfort levels and recreational satisfaction while in the water.


Training Level – Each UTD Certified Diver is trained using the same rigorous standards of diving. This uniformity in training and certification expectations assures UTD teammates from around the world that they will be able to dive effortlessly and safely together.


In-Water Skill Set – UTD sets high but attainable standards for in-water skills. The UTD classes go beyond direct instruction/demonstration and embody students working together as a team, modifying instruction to best meet learning needs of the individual.


Diving Experience – All UTD classes conclude with a dive experience, allowing students to apply what they’ve learned and utilize their most recent training.


Community – All UTD members belong to a social network of other Unified Team Divers to share experiences, stories, images, video, and their “passion.”


Fun – All classes celebrate the spirit of diving.


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.

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