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The Rec 2 course is tailored for recreational divers who are eager to advance their diving skills and extend their capabilities to deeper depths. It is ideally suited for those who have completed the Rec 1 course and are looking to build on that foundation. This course is meticulously designed to provide divers with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle a broader range of environmental conditions and engage in more advanced recreational diving. Overall, the Rec 2 course is perfect for recreational divers who are ready to elevate their diving skills, gain confidence in deeper and more challenging dive environments, and utilise advanced gases and equipment safely and effectively.


The Rec 2 course significantly enhances your diving skills and safety, enabling you to explore deeper and more challenging underwater environments. The course offers comprehensive training in advanced techniques and equipment use, including Nitrox 32, which extends bottom times and reduces nitrogen absorption. It also provides essential knowledge on advanced decompression theories and safe ascent procedures. Building on your existing skills, the course increases your confidence and competence in various diving conditions, such as deep and night dives. With a blend of academic instruction, practical sessions, and open water dives, this course is a thorough and flexible way to advance your diving expertise, preparing you for more exciting and diverse dive experiences.


At FlowState Divers, we proudly stand apart as an elite group of dive professionals with extensive backgrounds in Cave and Technical diving. What sets us apart from the rest is our unique approach; we don't just teach, we teach as we dive. Our unwavering commitment to excellence drives us to be the best of the best in the diving world. When you train with us, you're not just learning the skills; you're embarking on a journey to exceed industry standards. Our students emerge from our programs as self-aware and utterly badass divers, well-prepared to explore the underwater world with confidence and expertise.

Rec 2 + Nitrox

The Rec 2 course is the next step for recreational divers aiming to extend their capabilities to slightly deeper depths using more advanced gases. This course is meticulously structured into a modular format, equipping divers with the skills and knowledge necessary to handle a wider range of environmental conditions and to engage in more advanced recreational diving. Participants will learn to utilise proper equipment, refined diving techniques, and specialised breathing mixtures, with a thorough understanding of Nitrox use being a central focus.


This comprehensive training includes advanced decompression theories and the implementation of Surface Marker Buoys (SMBs) for accurate and safe ascent procedures when diving beyond 18 metres. Rec 2 training is designed to build upon the foundation laid in the Rec 1 course, integrating critical skill training while reinforcing essential techniques necessary for safe, deeper recreational diving.

This course can be done in Single Tank backmount, Twinset or Sidemount configuration!


Course Modules:


1. Personal Skills Review: The course begins with a detailed review of personal diving skills, focusing on fine-tuning buoyancy control, trim, propulsion techniques, and basic emergency procedures. This segment ensures that divers have a solid mastery of fundamental skills before progressing to more advanced topics.


2. Navigation Module: This module addresses both natural navigation techniques and the use of a compass for underwater navigation. Divers will learn to navigate effectively in various underwater environments, enhancing their ability to plan and execute dives with greater confidence and precision.


3. Deep Module: In this segment, divers will delve into gas planning and ascent strategies for dives reaching depths of up to 30 metres. The module includes practical training in the use of a surface marker buoy and mid-water ascent strategies, which are crucial for maintaining safety during deeper dives.


4. Night Dive Module: This module encompasses one night dive, during which divers will practise proper air-sharing procedures, navigation, and handling the loss of primary and backup lighting. This training is designed to equip divers with the skills necessary to safely conduct dives in low-light or nighttime conditions.


5. Nitrox Module: This section expands on the use of Nitrox 32, emphasising its benefits for extending bottom times and reducing nitrogen absorption. Divers will gain a deeper understanding of Nitrox use, including its advantages, limitations, and safe application in various diving scenarios.


The Rec 2 course spans four days, offering a blend of academic instruction, confined water practice, and open water dives. Throughout the course, divers will participate in a total of seven dives, each designed to enhance specific skills and knowledge areas. The course is designed to be flexible, accommodating the varying learning paces of individual divers. If a student requires additional training before certification, extra days can be added to the course for an additional charge.


• Minimum 18 years of age.

• Must be a certified open water diver from a recognized training agency.

• Must have taken the UTD Rec 1 or UTD Open Water Diver or equivalent (if not, take Essentials of Rec first)

• Must have a minimum of 25 dives beyond Open Water qualification, 10 of wich are non-training dives.


• Maximum depth is 100’/30m

• Standard Gas is Air & Nitrox (32% O2)

• No stage decompression

• No overhead environments


• Completed UTD registration process

• Complete the Rec 2 + Nitrox Online Knowledge Class

• 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 15 meters on a breath hold.

• Must be able to swim at least 195 meters in less than 14 minutes without stopping.





MAX. 30M


What You Learn

• Compass use & natural underwater navigation

• Gas planning & Ascent strategies

• Extensive Dive Planning & Execution

• Night diving communication & procedures

• Use of Nitrox 32

What You Earn

UTD Rec 2 Certification

✓ High Level of Competence

✓ Confidence in Complex Diving Scenarios

✓ FlowState Membership

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