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UTD’s Open Water Diver course is an entry level class designed to teach NON-certified divers to be safe and comfortable while enjoying the wonders of our oceans, lakes and other waters. This class is structured to prepare divers for recreational diving using proper equipment and proper diving techniques. The class incorporates basic scuba diving theory, knowledge and equipment configuration with precise diving skills and emergency procedures. This class not only teaches you how to use the equipment, but it teaches you how to be a safe and environmentally aware diver.
The UTD Open Water course is normally conducted over a 3-4 day period, and cumulatively involves a minimum of 24 hours of instruction including academics, pool/confined water, and open water dives to a maximum depth of 60’/18m using air as a breathing gas. For a more advanced Open Water class, see Recreational 1.
UTD’s Open Water class focuses on the fun of underwater exploration while teaching good diving skills, safety, and a tremendous respect for the marine environment.
Minimum 16 years of age
Maximum depth 60’/18m
Standard gas is Air (21% O2)
Who this class is designed for?
The Open Water class is presented in a friendly learning environment where new divers will learn the basics of safe open water diving. The class is designed for the recreational diver who wants to learn proper recreational diving from the start.
Open Water Scuba Diving