Junior Open Water

Junior Open Water

Contact Info:
Great Lakes Divers at UTD Watersports (Watersports Great Lakes)
Company: UTD Scuba Diving
Email: deactivated703-todd@gldivers.ca

Instructor: Todd Murray
Email: toddmurraydiving@gmail.com

Junior Open Water


By: Great Lakes Divers at UTD Watersports (Watersports Great Lakes)
Instructor: Todd Murray
Region: Canada
Where: 7-150 Hollidge Blvd., Aurora, L4G8A3
Event by Appointment: For kids 15 Years of age, able to upgrade to full Open water Diver at 16 Yrs. Class andConfined Open Water training. Open Water Dives are seperate and TBD based on location of site. Pay Online or In Store
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Introduction UTD’s Junior 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 under supervision by an instructor, 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 Junior 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 40’/12m using air as a breathing gas.  UTD’s Junior Open Water class focuses on the fun of underwater exploration while teaching good diving skills, safety, and a tremendous respect for the marine environment.        Find more videos like this on Unified Team Diving Prerequisites Minimum 15 years of age Course limits Maximum depth 40’/12m 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 young divers will learn the basics of safe open water diving. The class is designed for the teenage diver who wants to learn proper recreational diving from the start. Why Should I Take this Class? The Open Water class focuses on the foundational building block and skills of UTD configuration and is limited to 40'/12m. Many beginning recreational divers now want to start their diving career with a solid foundation and want to ensure when they learn the next set of skills or equipment or theory that thing will not change. They want to stay consistant to the ideologies and ultimately safely explorer this new territory. Class Information The UTD Openwater Class is normally conducted over a 3 day period, and cumulatively involves a minimum of 24 hours of instruction designed to provide a introduction to UTD equipment configuration, basic scuba diving physics and physiology, minimum decompression,including history of decompression and practice, physics, physiology, tables, and operational considerations including an introduction to Nitrox, situational awareness and understanding scuba environment. Course requirements include a minimum of three (3) hours of academic review and three (3) hours of confined water work, four (4) dives, one (1) of which will be an orientation dive, two (2) will be skill dives and one (1) will be experience dives as defined in the UTD standards and procedures. The initial dive will be conducted in water no deeper then 30 feet (15 meters) to evaluate the diver’s ability and to transition from the Pool to the Open water environment while still maintaining the required skill levels. The last dive is an experience dive at depth but not in excess of course depth limitations. All UTD classes are videotaped for educational and review purposes only as we believe this is invaluable for students to visually focus on their individual in-water skills, situational awareness, communication, and team diving. Learning to self evaluate is an important aspect of the class. You will be evaluated during the class to obtain the UTD "Open Water" Certification. This Certification will allow you to Scuba Dive unassisted by an Instructor or Dive Master within your certification limitations and to continue within the UTD Recreational Training curriculum. Our focus is the complete dedication to your diving skills, knowledge and in water practice. In our helpful hints section and our Learning Center you can find out more information about the class, the equipment and skills you will be learning about. Requirements Minimum age of 15 Completed UTD registration process All UTD classes are Non Smoking. The use of prescription drugs must be authorized prior to the onset of diver training by a physician Must be able to swim a distance of at least 50 feet/15 meters on a breath hold. Must be able to swim at least 200 yards/185 meters in less than 14 minutes without stopping. Getting Started Check the Schedule of classes in your area Register Online ​Complete the Online Classroom for Open Water Get a copy of and review the "Essentials of Recreational Diving DVD" Guidelines Single configuration Long hose primary, and necklace style backup regulator hose configuration Student to Instructor ratio is not to exceed 6:1 during land drill, surface exercises, and any direct in-water training. The Instructor has the discretion to reduce ratios based on environmental conditions Maximum training depth 40 feet (12m)  No overhead environment diving Equipment Requirements Each student should have, and be familiar with, all of the following required equipment. Tanks/Cylinders: Single. All dives must start with a minimum of 72ft3/1850 liters. Appropriate Regulators system Buoyancy Compensator: Harness system At least one depth-measuring device. Compass. One timekeeping device. Minimum and No-Decompression tables. Mask and fins Minimum of one cutting device. Exposure suit appropriate for the duration of exposure. Note: Prior to the commencement of class, students should consult with a UTD representative to verify equipment requirements. All participants are responsible for providing all equipment or for making provisions to secure all necessary equipment before the start of the course. In general, it is better for the student to learn while using his or her own equipment. However, students should exercise caution before purchasing new equipment to avoid acquiring substandard equipment. Please contact a UTD representative prior to making any purchases. Information about recommended equipment can be obtained from the equipment considerations section of UTD’s web site.    

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