The recreational training category is designed for non-certified divers, and divers who are seeking advanced training in the essentials of sound recreational diving practices; recreational diving being defined as scuba diving in "non-overhead" environment at 130'/39m or shallower. UTD's classes for non-certified divers are Open Water and Recreational 1.
Once certified, UTD's recreational courses offer divers a clear path to advanced training. Advanced classes include Recreational 2 (Nitrox/Advanced to 100'/30m), Recreational 3 (Helitrox to 130'/39m), and Essentials of Recreational Diving. Essentials of Rec is a personal skills class and is the entry into the UTD system of diving for any certified diver.