The Dive Shop has teamed with the University of Utah Department of Kinesiology to provide ESSF credit to students who complete Scuba instruction in Basic and Advanced certification.

Registration at both the U of U and The Dive Shop are necessary to obtain the credit; The first step is to check in with ESSF – then choosing your class below is the next important step.

                                Signing up for ONE class satisfies the University 12 hour requirement!

Students are encouraged to contact the University for additional requirements (see contact info below).


The Dive Shop features certification by Scuba Diving International (SDI)/Technical Diving International (TDI), the largest technical certification agency in the world. SDI is a primary member of the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC); SDI certification cards are recognized throughout the world

Your tuition includes books, equipment rental for 4 class/pool sessions and for 4 Open Water dives. The only additional costs would be for transportation/food/lodging for the Open Water dives (the Crater is private property and charge a daily admission fee – if you are performing your certification dives at the Crater, you will be required to pay that fee as well; ask at The Dive Shop for details). Check our calendar below for a class date that fits your schedule – then fill in the form and complete the registration through the “Cart” page. This will notify the University and The Dive Shop of your interest. You will be contacted to complete the registration.

Open Water dives at usually done at Blue Lake (near Wendover) the last weekend of each month, and can also be done at the Crater (Midway, UT) by special arrangement with The Dive Shop.

University of Utah Point of Contact
Amber Hills-Martin
ESSF Program Manager
(801) 587-7684
amber.hills.martin@health.utah.edu
Department of Kinesiology

Sign up today!

University of Utah Student Registration

For ESSF 1350 (Basic Scuba), select a class labeled “Open Water”

For ESSF 1351 (Advanced Scuba), select a class labeled “Advanced Diver”

Liability and Medical Release Forms

All students are required to complete and sign our Liability Release and Medical forms prior to your first class. Parents or guardians will also be required to sign for students under the age of 18.

IMPORTANT: If the Medical Form has any “Yes” answers, then the third form (Physician’s Statement) should be printed and signed by your physician prior to any pool activities. Bring the signed Physician’s Statement to class.

If your physician does not have experience with scuba-related medicine, SDI has prepared a “Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination” to assist him/her in making a medical determination of suitability which you can share with your health care provider (Dr’s Guidelines below).

Choose your class below

Choosing ONE class satisfies the University 12 hour requirement!

Advanced Diver 220822

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Advanced Open Water Scuba Class $300 Classes are August 22 and 24 7-10 pm each night Certification Dive dates are established in class (6 dives) [...]

Open Water 220823

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are August 23, 25, 30, September 1 from 7-10 PM Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification [...]

Open Water 220903

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are September 3, 10 9 am - 3 pm Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification dives [...]

Open Water 220906

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are September 6, 8, 13, 15 from 7-10 PM Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification dives [...]

Online Scuba Training 220914

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class - ONLINE $350 The class is a combined online/in person training with required pool and open water dives to complete. Upon [...]

Open Water 220920

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are September 20, 22, 27, 29 from 7-10 PM Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification dives [...]

Advanced Diver 220926

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Advanced Open Water Scuba Class $300 Classes are September 26 and 28 7-10 pm each night Certification Dive dates are established in class (6 dives) [...]

Open Water 221001

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are October 1, 8 9 am - 3 pm Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification dives [...]

Open Water 221004

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are October 4, 6, 11, 13 from 7-10 PM Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification dives [...]

Open Water 221018

The Dive Shop 429 W 500 S, Bountiful, UT

Open Water Scuba Class $300 Class/Pool Dates are October 18, 20, 25, 27 from 7-10 PM Certification Dive dates are established in class *Certification dives [...]