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GUE

What is GUE?

Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org is a non-profit organization formed by leading explorers, researchers, and educators; these individuals are dedicated to the training of divers as well as the study and protection of the aquatic realm. GUE and its associated projects are responsible for conducting some of the world’s most remarkable dives, setting numerous world records in the process. The success of this group encouraged great interest in their diving and procedures. Of particular interest is the promotion of solid fundamental skills for all divers (recreational and technical) as well as their adherence to a common diving standard.
 
This general standard requires the following:
  • Divers use the same equipment configuration; this enhances safety and efficiency.
  • Divers use the same well-defined set of breathing gases, including Nitrox, Helium and Oxygen; standard mixes eliminate complexity and greatly enhance safety.
  • Divers use a team approach during all dives, facilitating fun and safety.
  • Divers must have a solid grasp of fundamental diving skills, including refined buoyancy, trim and teamwork; these skills must be developed in concert with the type of dive pursued. Difficult dives require very high levels of skill development.

Over time it became obvious that divers experiencing difficulty in advanced dives and during technical training were suffering from poorly developed fundamental skills. Among other deficiencies basic skills were lacking, including good buoyancy control, efficient propulsion techniques and effective air sharing techniques; this was true despite the fact that applicants were often experienced divers. Consequently, the founders of GUE attempted to shift the industry away from quantity and toward a focus that insisted upon greater capacity from motivated individuals. Over time it became apparent that too many factors were discouraging migration to longer more demanding instruction. Profit driven forces coupled with general inertia encouraged the persistent reduction of diver training requirements. As a non-profit education, research, conservation and exploration agency Global Underwater Explorers appeared better situated to encourage robust training; ultimately this emphasis led to the expansion of GUE’s diver training division
 
 
  • GUE Discover Diving

    GUE Discover Diving

    Diving is a recreational activity and is open to anyone in reasonably good health and physical condition. Completing a simple medical questionnaire is usually the only medical requirement prior to taking a class. Even individuals with minor problems...

    £100.00
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  • GUE Supervised Recreational Diver

    GUE Supervised Recreational Diver

    The GUE Recreational Supervised Diver course is a three days program with two theory modules, eight confined aquatic sessions and two open water dives. This training qualifies the diver to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters with a GUE Dive Leader, GUE...

    £300.00
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  • GUE Recreational Diver Level 1

    GUE Recreational Diver Level 1

    Level 1 - Nitrox   The GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course is designed to develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice. The primary purpose of GUE Recreational Diver 1 is to teach non-divers to master the art and science...

    £500.00
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  • GUE Recreational Diver Level 2

    GUE Recreational Diver Level 2

    Level 2 - Triox   The GUE Recreational Diver Level 2 course is a no-decompression course structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving while using sound equipment, efficient diving skills and advanced breathing mixtures. Course...

    £500.00
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  • GUE Recreational Diver Level 3

    GUE Recreational Diver Level 3

    Level 3 - Trimix   The GUE Recreational Diver Level 3 course is structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving requiring limited decompression using sound equipment, efficient diving skills, and advanced breathing mixtures...

    £750.00
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  • GUE Fundamentals

    GUE Fundamentals

    The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential skills required by all sound diving practice. Included among its course outcomes are: to provide the recreational diver, who does not desire further diver training, with an...

    £575.00
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  • GUE Navigation Primer

    GUE Navigation Primer

    GUE’s Navigation Primer is a course designed to teach divers basic underwater navigation techniques. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: compass use and navigation (simple and complex), natural navigation, and managing a spool as...

    £300.00
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  • GUE Rescue Primer

    GUE Rescue Primer

    GUE’s Rescue Primer is a course designed to teach divers basic rescue techniques relevant to scuba diving emergencies. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: assisting a distressed diver on the surface; assisting a distressed diver...

    £300.00
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  • GUE Doubles Primer

    GUE Doubles Primer

    GUE’s Doubles Primer is a non-certification course designed to teach divers how to safely and comfortably dive a double tank configuration using proper equipment and techniques. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: buoyancy and...

    £150.00
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  • GUE Triox Primer

    GUE Triox Primer

    GUE’s Triox Primer is a course designed to teach divers the use of triox 30/30 as a GUE standard gas in recreational diving. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: skill cultivation and refinement, familiarity with the theory and...

    £300.00
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  • GUE Drysuit Primer

    GUE Drysuit Primer

    GUE’s Drysuit Primer is a non-certification course designed to prepare divers for drysuit diving using proper equipment and techniques. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: buoyancy and trim practice and refinement; types,...

    £150.00
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