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UTD Extreme Scuba Makeover

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Thursday August 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Build Solid Buoyancy, Balance and Trim!

If you are already a certified diver, ESM (Extreme Scuba Makeover) is an excellent first step towards taking any of the the UTD scuba diving courses. During this two (2) lecture and two (2) hour confined water scuba course you will learn to build a solid foundation of buoyancy, balance and trim touching on propulsion. This is an excellent primer for any of our essentials classes. You want to build this base before tackling any of the skills in the essentials classes (propulsion, basic 6, s-drills, valve drills and so on).

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.

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