UTD SKILLS CAMP

The UTD Skills Camps are three to five day camps where you will hone your personal and dive skills while working with a team of UTD instructors.

These camps are for every level diver – from the newest open water certified diver to the old salty tech, wreck, or cave diver.

Scroll down for the daily schedule, details and costs. Or, if you are ready to up your game, click below to register!

Next Camps:
March 31 – April 4, 2022, San Diego, California, USA
(Early bird pricing in effect until February 15, save $300.)

Podcast on the UTD Skills Camps
with Jeff, James Mott, and Tom Carr

Become a Stronger, More Powerful Diver

One of the core concepts at UTD is that scuba training does not have to be tied to certification.

At the UTD Skills Camps you will have an opportunity to work on your personal skills, team skills, and technical skills – all focused on your own level of diving.

The San Diego, California camp will be held at a fitness facility with a spectacular pool and a large, outdoor classroom. Morning lectures and workshops will be followed by afternoon pool sessions. Later in the weekend will be optional shore or boat dives depending on your needs and interests.

The camp includes pool access, tanks and weights, an opening night welcome dinner, continental breakfast (if staying at our official hotel), daily snacks and coffee, daily happy hours/Q&A sessions, a fitness center membership for the week, and much more.

Upgrades are available to complete Essentials of Rec or Essentials of Tech.

We are also offering a DAN first aid program – initial provider or refresher, or DAN instructor. See below for the complete schedule and details.

Your San Diego Skills Camp Instructors

James Mott

Position: Foundational, Tech Instructor and IT
Email: james@utdscubadiving.com

James Mott is an instructor for Unified Team Diving International, a DIR based training agency that is committed to building thinking divers. A veteran of the Great Lakes area diving community, James started working at Don’s Dive Shop in 1991 just two years after learning how to scuba dive and has managed Sea The World Scuba Center since its opening in 1996. James’ heart lies beneath the cold waters of the Great Lakes along with the ship wrecks that he loves diving, in addition he also has a new found love for Florida’s cave diving and an occasional dip in shark infested waters. Passionate about educating the diving community and sharing an underwater philosophical base, James’ instruction provides infinite possibilities and extends attainable excellence to all divers willing to reexamine their underwater behavior.

Rec Classes Tech, OH, and RB Classes Leadership Classes
Extreme Scuba Makeover
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Recreational 1
Recreational 2
Recreational 3
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Side Mount
Essentials of Scientific Diving
Drysuit Diver
Nitrox Diver
SMB MINI
Propulsion MINI
Side Mount MINI
Navigation MINI
Night MINI
Scooter
Underwater Video and Photo Storytelling
Rescue Diver
First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider
Essentials of Technical Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Technical Diving – Side Mount
Doubles MINI – Back Mount
Doubles MINI – Side Mount
Stage MINI
Techreational Diver
Tech 1, 2
Two-Bottle Endorsement for Tech 1
Ratio Deco 3.0
Technical Gas Blender
Cylinder and Valve Technician
Dry Suit Repair Technician
Regulator Repair Technician
Overhead Protocols
Divemaster / Coach
IDC Prep
Foundational IDC
Side Mount IDC

James Mott

Foundational, Tech Instructor and IT

Detroit, MI USA

Jeff Seckendorf

Position: CEO / Tech Instructor / Instructor Trainer
Email: jeff@utdscubadiving.com
Can Teach: All Foundational, Tech 1, IDC, Instructor Trainers

Teaching these classes:

Rec Classes Tech, OH, and RB Classes Leadership Classes
Extreme Scuba Makeover
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Recreational 1
Recreational 2
Recreational 3
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Side Mount
Essentials of Scientific Diving
Drysuit Diver
Nitrox Diver
Recreational Wreck Diver
SMB MINI
Propulsion MINI
Side Mount MINI
Navigation MINI
Night MINI
Scooter
Underwater Video and Photo Storytelling
Rescue Diver
First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider
Essentials of Technical Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Technical Diving – Side Mount
Doubles MINI – Back Mount
Doubles MINI – Side Mount
Stage MINI
Techreational Diver
Tech 1
Two-Bottle Endorsement for Tech 1
Ratio Deco 3.0
Technical Gas Blender
Cylinder and Valve Technician
Dry Suit Repair Technician
Regulator Repair Technician
Overhead Protocols
Divemaster / Coach
IDC Prep
Foundational IDC
Side Mount IDC
IT Prep
Instructor Gold
Internship-Qualified Instructor
Instructor Requalification
Instructor Trainer

Jeff Seckendorf

CEO / Tech Instructor / Instructor Trainer

San Diego, CA USA

Kim Cardenas

Position: Foundational Instructor / UTD Board Member
Email: kim@utdscubadiving.com

 

Rec Classes Tech, OH, and RB Classes
Extreme Scuba Makeover
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Recreational 1
Recreational 2
Recreational 3
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Side Mount
Drysuit Diver
Nitrox Diver
SMB MINI
Propulsion MINI
Side Mount MINI
Navigation MINI
Night MINI
Scooter
Rescue Diver
First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider
Essentials of Technical Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Technical Diving – Side Mount
Doubles MINI – Back Mount
Doubles MINI – Side Mount
Stage MINI

Kim Cardenas

Foundational Instructor / UTD Board Member

Ventura, CA USA

Tom Carr

Position: Foundational Instructor
Email: tom.carr@utdscubadiving.com

 

Rec Classes
Extreme Scuba Makeover
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Recreational 1
Recreational 2
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Back Mount
Essentials of Recreational Diving – Side Mount
Drysuit Diver
Nitrox Diver
SMB MINI
Propulsion MINI
Side Mount MINI
Navigation MINI
Night MINI
Scooter
Rescue Diver
First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider

Tom Carr

Foundational Instructor

Riverside, California

The San Diego Skills Camp Facility

SAN DIEGO CAMP SCHEDULE

Thursday, 31 March
7pm – Welcome dinner and presentation by UTD Instructor Kim Cardenas on her recent dive trip to Antarctica.

Friday, 1 April
9am – Weighting Workshop
11am – Personal Dive Gear Check
2pm – Pool – Weighting, Buoyancy, Trim, Propulsion
6pm – Happy Hour, Q&A

Saturday, 2 April
9am – Gas Planning Workshop
11am – Side Mount Presentation
2pm – Pool – Side Mount, Doubles, Tech and Advanced Recreational Skills
6pm – Happy Hour, Q&A

Sunday, 3 April
7am – Option 1: Local San Diego Dive(s)
9am – Option 2: Pool – Supervised Skills Practice and Training
9am – Option 3: First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Provider and/or Refresher
9am – Option 4: DAN First Aid Instructor (continues Monday, April 4)
9am – Option 5: Essentials of Rec or Tech (continues Monday, April 4)
3pm – Wrap rental gear
5pm – Happy Hour, Q&A

Basic Package Price includes:
Thursday welcome dinner
2 tanks (or one doubles) + weights
UTD Extreme Scuba Makeover online course
All Happy Hours
Fitness Center Membership for the duration of the workshop

Pool, Classroom, Gym, and Happy Hour location:
Fit Athletic Club and Gym
12171 World Trade Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

Official Hotel:
Sonesta ES Suites Carmel Mountain
11002 Rancho Carmel Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
+1 858-673-1900
(Room block is reserved under UTD Scuba Diving)

UTD Skills Camps. Be an Amazing Diver.

Register now for the UTD Skills Camps. You will become the best, badass team diver in the ocean.