Back Kick Mini

Back Kick Mini

199.99

Introduces and trains a diver in the proper technique of the back kick.

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Introduction

This class introduces and trains a diver in the proper technique of the back kick or positioning kick.  This class presumes the student is certified to at least the open water level with an internationally recognized training agency.

Class Information

This class requires a minimum of 2 hours of academics and dry runs and at least 1 in-water skills dive.  Additional training and dives are at the discretion of the instructor.

The class focuses on cultivating the propulsion skills to successfully manage a back kick  or positioning kick.

Class Limits

  • Standard gas is air (21% O2) or Nitrox 32

Requirements

  • Minimum age of 15; students who are 15 must be supervised by parent or legal guardian

  • Must complete UTD online registration process

  • Must have completed UTD Open Water, UTD Recreational 1, or equivalent

  • No smoking

  • Use of prescription drugs must be authorized by a physician prior to training

Equipment Requirements

Prior to the commencement of the 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 class.

In general, it is better for the student to learn while using their own equipment.  However, students should exercise caution before purchasing new equipment to avoid acquiring substandard or unnecessary equipment.  Please contact us prior to making any purchases.

Sidemount Equipment Requirements

  • Cylinders: sidemount pluggable single or double cylinders with appropriate stage rigging and quick disconnects

  • Low pressure distribution system such as a Z-Distribution Block or Z-Isolator Manifold

  • Regulator system: primary second stage with a donatable 5’ or 7’ hose stowed in a wrapped fashion around the diver’s neck, and a backup second stage bungeed around the diver’s neck in a necklace fashion

  • Buoyancy compensator/trim device: rear inflation-type/wing or trim device

  • Z-System harness or equivalent

  • Depth-measuring device

  • Time-keeping device

  • Compass

  • Mask

  • Non-split fins

  • Cutting device

  • Exposure suit appropriate for the duration of exposure

  • Optional: spool with minimum 70’/21m line and a surface marker buoy

  • Optional: primary light and backup light

  • Optional: wetnotes and writing utensil

Backmount Equipment Requirements

  • Cylinders: backmount single or double cylinders

  • Regulator system: primary second stage with a donatable 5’ or 7’ hose stowed in a wrapped fashion around the diver’s neck, and a backup second stage bungeed around the diver’s neck in a necklace fashion

  • Buoyancy compensator/trim device: rear inflation-type/wing or trim device

  • Backplate and harness system

  • Depth-measuring device

  • Time-keeping device

  • Compass

  • Mask

  • Non-split fins

  • A cutting device

  • Exposure suit appropriate for the duration of exposure

  • Optional: spool with minimum 70’/21m line and a surface marker buoy

  • Optional: primary light and backup light

  • Optional: wetnotes and writing utensil


Purchasing this class does not include the online study materials which must be purchased to complete your registration for $39.95 directly from UTD International.  Upon registration, a link to register for the class and pay for the online study materials will be provided.