– My experience with teaching the Extreme
Scuba Makeover for the Danish dive community is really exiting!
Lots of divers in our dive community are so focused on equipment and write page after page on how they can use their own
customized configuration to solve one problem with a 1000
reactive solutions. These divers, over the years, have developed all different kinds of technical solutions as a solution for
This quest on developing technical solutions tends to overshadow the importance of being attuned with the underwater
What is so unique with the ESM program is that it’s focussed
on the diver and not the equipment! It’s fantastic to see the
outcome of such a relatively short pool session.
UTD Instructor Benjamin Larsen.
I really love to see the expressions on the students’ faces when
they all of a sudden feels the “pure” feeling of neutral buoyancy and buoyancy control, without any notice of the equipment.
The students leave the class with a whole new view of scuba
diving and want to learn more!
It’s wonderful to hear the students express that they feel much
greater control and comfort in the water and are able to manage
their BCD proactively instead of reactively. This class is also a
great teaser or sneak peak to the Essentials courses and many
choose the ESM because of that.
It’s great to see how this class gets a lot of publicity and admiration out in the dive community. Divers recognize that it takes