OceanZoneExplorers Scuba diving Manila, Subic Bay, Philippines

Scuba Diving

UTD Extreme Scuba Makeover

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Thursday March 29, 2018 All Day
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ESM gives every diver an opportunity to learn precise buoyancy, combined with a horizontal trim position, and excellent balance. These are the hallmark of control in the water You’ll learn to effortlessly hold your position in the water, which leads to the next set of skills taught in the essentials of ....classes (propulsion, proper air sharing procedures, team protocols, gas planning, ascent strategies, and much more.)

This class is the point of entry for all previously certified divers and offer a great way to prepare for any UTD Essentials of .... classes or other agency classes such as "Fundamentals")


Minimum 16 years of age.

Must be a certified open water diver from a recognized training agency.

Course limits

Maximum depth is 30’/9m

Standard gas is Air (21% O2)

No stage decompression

No overhead environments

Who this course designed for?

ESM (Extreme Scuba Makeover) is a great first step towards transitioning from "regular" forms of scuba diving to UTD/DIR style of diving. Here students receive the foundation or base skills on which you can build the UTD philosophy, configuration and in-water skills. The class is designed for any diver that wants to learn about the benefits of buoyancy, balance and trim and apply it to their diving. The class is geared toward the newly certified open water diver, but even seasoned veteran divers have found that by incorporating UTD principles into their diving practices, they increase both safety and fun. Photographers and videographers will especially appreciate the detailed training in propulsion & precision buoyancy control that assists you in getting that perfect shot! Instructors will appreciate the "fresh look" at diver training and skill development. This is a great first step towards learning and understanding the Unified Team Diving approach.

Why Should I Take ESM?

Regardless of your experience level, UTD philosophy allows you to grow as a diver. Some divers are eager to begin incorporating the increased skill and academic demands of UTD but do not have the desire to become deep technical divers. This "mini" is designed for a new to UTD diver who wants to know what foundational skills ( trim, buoyancy and balance) they need to work on, or for the diver new to UTD who wants to learn more without the burden of "passing" a class. This mini serves as an excellent introduction to UTD/DIR style diving, and is perfect for someone who wants to start Recreational training in more advanced UTD classes.

ESM Information

ESM is designed to be taught over a one day period with a minimum of 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of confined water.

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