Zuba Supervised Diver

Zuba Supervised Diver


An entry-level class designed for kids and teens with no diving experience but would like to do a Zuba dive in the open water.

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The Zuba Supervised diver class is designed for someone with no diving experience but would like to do a Zuba dive in the open water.  This class is structured to prepare someone older than 10 years of age to safely experience a Zuba dive while under the direct supervision of a Zuba instructor.

The class involves instruction in the use of the Zuba equipment and Zuba diving techniques and incorporates basic Zuba diving theory, knowledge and equipment use, and how to be a safe Zuba diver in either confined water or open water.

Upon completion of the Zuba Supervised diver class, the diver will receive a certificate of completion, after which they can continue to Zuba dive while under the supervision of a Zuba instructor, but do not have to complete the confined water and class work again.

The Zuba Supervised diver class is normally conducted over a 1-day period, and cumulatively involves a minimum of 6 hours of instruction including academics, 1 confined water session, and 1 open water experience dive, with a maximum depth of 20’/6m using air as a breathing gas.

Class Upgrades

The Zuba Supervised Diver class is consistent and upgradable and one can become fully certified Zuba Junior Open Water diver or a full Zuba Open Water diver if older than 16 years of age by completing additional requirements.

Class Information

The Zuba Supervised class is generally conducted over 1 day and is designed to provide a introduction to Zuba equipment configuration, basic diving physics and physiology, situational awareness and understanding the aquatic environment.

The in-water skills will first be conducted in confined water.  These skills will include, but not be limited to, snorkeling techniques, buoyancy, trim, propulsion, and basic-6.

Class requirements include two hours of academic review and 2 hours of confined water work, 1 hour of which will be an orientation and 1 hour will be a skills dive.

Class Limits

  • Maximum depth 20’/6m

  • Standard gas is air (21% O2)


  • Minimum age of 10; students under 16 must be supervised by parent or legal guardian

  • Must complete UTD online registration process

  • Must be able to swim 10'/3m on a breath hold

  • Must demonstrate a swim of 25 yards/22m in less than 14 minutes without stopping and a 2 minute survival swim/float

  • No smoking

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


Equipment Requirements

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 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.

The following equipment is required for this class:

  • Z-Float with diver down flag - 1 per diver

  • Single cylinder

  • First stage with over pressure valve and QC6 male connector

  • 25’/7m low pressure hose with QC6 female connector, QC6 male connector, and two stainless steel bolt snaps

  • Z-Manifold distribution block with at least 1 QC6 female input

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

  • Z-Trim Device: rear inflation-type/wing or trim device (buoyancy compensating device)

  • Z-Harness or backplate system

  • Depth-measuring device

  • Time-keeping device

  • Mask

  • Non-split fins

  • Exposure suit appropriate for the duration of exposure

  • Weighting system appropriate to be neutrally buoyancy at surface

Purchasing this class does not include the online study materials which must be purchased to complete your registration for $34.95 directly from UTD International.  Upon registration, a link to register for the class and pay for the online study materials will be provided.