Welcome to a revolution in your pursuit to a achieve the highest standards of excellence in your diving. Wether you dive recreationally technically, rebreathers, caves, or side-mount, we offer training and equipment that supports your needs. Through UTD’s unique approach of providing a unified, consistent, scalable and interchangeable system, we can help you reach your passion and dreams of achieving excellence.
It has being said that you can always spot a UTD Diver!!!
"Their personal skills are exceptional with a keen sense of situational awareness, a unified approach and a common attitude of “Team.” They are the pinnacle member of a "Thinking Team Diver"”
The roots of Unified Team Diving’s philosophy and principles can be found in the Hogarthian/DIR equipment configuration and its covenants. Hogarthian was a minimalist approach to a gear configuration in the early 90's but those that adhered to it, still kept an diving ideology of "each diver" should configure their own way. DIR built upon the Hogarthian configuration by adding an element of Standardization (late 90's till now) - mainly because of a large scale projects such as Wakulla. However, this rigid standardization in itself lead to a narrowing of the available "tool set" as it was only designed for open-circuit back-mounted double tanks with stage bottles and deco bottles. Any deviation from that configuration such as a single tank, side-mount or rebreather, was either excluded or "cobbled" together.
In 2007, UTD decided to take a unique direction, and build upon our roots for the previous 13 years in Hogarthian & DIR, and evolve the “system” to the next generation - “Unification.” We wanted to keep our standardization and minimalist approach with the “tool” of open-circuit back-mount (DIR) but increase the "tool set", venturing into side-mount and CCR. Our mission and goal was to unify these three systems (configurations) into one system while remaining consistent, scalable and interchangeable. We wanted to drive the industry forward, by being “inclusive” and not exclusive, by keeping the minimalist approach (Hogarthian) and standardization (DIR), however we wanted to create a unified approach to the three systems, thus expanding the number of tools in our toolbox. Keep in mind that we needed to do this while maintaining consistency, scalability and interchangeability. These are core elements in the UTD 10 covenants. UTD's 10 Covenants - Unified Team Diving
This unique approach to combining the systems allows for seamless “mixed” team diving and is supported by our global community, progressive education system, and state of the art dedicated equipment. We are now able to realize our mission and revolutionize the scuba industry.