Wednesday, May 29, 2024

UTD Scuba Diving Earns European Certification


San Diego, California-based dive training agency UTD Scuba Diving recently announced it has achieved certification by the European Underwater Federation (EUF).

UTD is now certified to be in compliance with ISO 24801 for its diver training and certification programs and ISO 24802 for its instructor and dive master programs.

According to UTD Scuba Diving CEO Jeff Seckendorf:

“We are delighted to have worked with the EUF to confirm that the UTD training programs meet ISO’s high level of safety standards. These certifications reflect our commitment to providing the highest quality scuba diving training and education while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and instructors.”

The UTD coaching approach to scuba training empowers students to develop and master their scuba skills at their own pace rather than simply check off a list of requirements. The coaching clients train without the time constraints of a weekend or short class.

The coaching program is based on a series of skill-based courses that build upon each other, according to UTD. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in scuba diving and includes training that leads a diver, with the guidance of a coach, to their underwater goals. This could be to simply advance their personal skills, or begin a trajectory to tech diving, cave diving or diving leadership.

The EUF audit took place during a weeklong instructor development course in Spain and evaluated the conformity of UTD Scuba Diving’s training and education programs to the ISO standards.

Seckendorf added:

“The achievement of ISO certification is a significant milestone for UTD Scuba Diving, our students, and our instructors. We are proud to have achieved this certification and remain committed to providing the highest quality scuba diving training and education to our divers.”

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John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.