Unified Team Diving was formed:

 

 

  • To develop and certify a global community of “Thinking Team” members.
  • To develop and certify instructors who will teach and incorporate the UTD Principles, Standards and Procedures, and diving ethos into their classes, while ensuring their course curricula adhere to the UTD standards.
  • To develop and certify divers who want to dive and incorporate the UTD approach into their diving.
  • To ensure students attending UTD sanctioned classes receive quality instruction within a course structure that adheres to the highest set of standards and procedures as set by UTD.
  • To provide the most technologically advanced Online Learning Center for Instructors and Students alike to receive up-to-date information on UTD Classroom materials, diving techniques, teaching skills and other resources to help improve one's class or diving.
  • To allow “open” access to the knowledge base for any Instructor and/or Student of another agency so they may use the materials to support their DIR/Hogarthian based class.
  • To extend beyond our roots in UTD/DIR/Hogarthian diving and foster a new generation of “thinking team/instructors/divers/explorers” through our innovative teaching methodologies and curricula.
  • To provide an avenue to develop a dedicated line of equipment that has being created in conjunction with the manufacturers to meet UTD standards and diving skill requirements.
  • To provide vigorous testing of equipment by our R and D Team in a wide variety of environments and conditions, that then narrows the array of equipment to gear we personally use in our recreational and exploration diving.
  • To provide equipment that is complete and ready to dive, without any further modification needed.
  • To provide access to equipment that our team members, instructors and students can trust and that will support our diving philosophy.
  • To provide an open and inclusive environment for new divers to join our global community, coming together to share their passion. This social network provides a place for divers to share their experiences, gain further practical knowledge of UTD diving, meet and dive with other global team members.

 

 

 


 

 

At UTD International it is our purpose:
 
  • To create the backbone of “A Thinking Team”
  • To provide a range of certification classes from recreational to technical to overhead to rebreather that adhere to the highest set of standards and disseminate the UTD philosophy toward team diving approach.
  • To ensure the highest quality training system for instructors and students thru our Standards and Procedures, the Certification process, quality control system and the online learning center which ensures uniformity and standardization among instructor and divers within the team.
  • To provide a greater depth of knowledge and continuing education for our existing instructors by making all our educational materials openly available for them to review and further educate themselves in all aspects of team diving.
  • To provide a source for UTD Certifications and courses for instructor/diver education.
  • To provide a source for UTD Certifications and courses for instructor/diver education.
  • To provide the most advanced teaching methodologies, and highest quality materials.
  • To provide an Online Learning Center that prepares both students and instructors for the rigors of a UTD Course or any UTD/DIR/Hogarthian based Class.
  • To provide a comprehensive educational structure to develop students and instructors who excel in their discipline.
  • To certify, teach, enhance and further develop instructors’ knowledge, skills, and teaching principles of UTD International through our unique Instructor Development Process, while ensuring all UTD instructors conform to the UTD ethos (philosophy) and are consistent with DIR/Hogarthian diving. Instructors will learn to use UTD teaching principles in their classes, develop a complete knowledge base, promote and teach UTD in-water skills and awareness, and ultimately provide their students with meaningful critique and feedback.
  • Furthermore, UTD will ensure that the students of any UTD sanctioned class will receive a consistent class that disseminates the UTD philosophy and knowledge base, develops a unified team and set of in-water skills, and adheres to the highest set of standards as required by the UTD certification process.
  • To provide a dedicated line of equipment, the UTD Signature Series, that is of the highest caliber and has being developed in conjunction with the manufacturers to meet our unique diving needs. The Signature Series equipment has being vigorously tested by our R and D Team in a wide variety of environments and conditions. This is gear we personally use in our recreational and exploration diving and ultimately is ready to dive, without needing any further improvements or adjustments.
  • To ensure that all our members have access to a state of the art line of equipment that they can trust, that will support their diving philosophy and that we stand behind.
  • To provide an inclusive environment for our global community to come together and share their passion. This social network provides a place for the Thinking Team to share experiences, gain further practical knowledge, meet and dive with other global team members.


 


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