It doesn't matter what your diving ambitions are, Global Underwater Explorers offers the most advanced diver training programs in the world. These programs were created by some of the world's leading cave and wreck explorers and the GUE system is built upon a solid fundamental skills base that will make your diving easier, safer and a lot more fun. By creating divers with high level of training we have been able to reduce our impact on the underwater environment and are now able to preserve and protect it instead.
GUE has redefined underwater Education, Conservation and Exploration worldwide
GUE training produce divers who are skilled, competent, and safe, and most importantly having more fun underwater! GUE also makes it easier to travel the world and enjoy the local diving without the worry of a weak insta-buddy or no buddy at all. GUE divers truly are GLOBAL, you can surely find one anywhere in the world that is excited to take you diving!
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Joakim became a GUE instructor in 2011 after realizing that it was the only logical way to continue his teaching career. By teaching GUE courses he could truly offer the best individual training to his students so they can grow and improve in any way they desire.
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Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
This course is designed for non-divers to develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice. It helps by creating a platform that supports comfort, confidence, and competence in the water, as well as more advanced training in the future.
GUE Recreational Diver 1 is equivalent to Open water, Rescue, multiple Specialties and Nitrox certifications all combined from other agencies, making it the most thorough entry level scuba program in the world. If you or someone you know really want to learn the right way, this is the class for you.
The Recreational Diver Level 1 course is conducted over a minimum of five days, and includes fourteen dives and at least forty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.
Rec 1 Specific Training Standards
*Student-to-instructor ratio is not to exceed 8:1 during land drill or surface exercises; it is not to exceed 4:1 during any in-water training.
*Can be run with one trainee.
*Maximum depth 70 feet/21 meters.
*No planned decompression.
*No overhead diving.
*No night diving.
GUE Fundamentals is designed to cultivate essential skills required by sound diving practice and to provide the recreational diver with enhanced skills to increase fun. This class also teach the theory and application of Nitrox breathing gases, it allows divers to pursue GUE tech and/or cave training, and also provides non-GUE divers a gateway into GUE training curriculum.
GUE Fundamentals is the most popular of all GUE classes. It takes already certified divers from other agencies and different experiences and cultivate diving as a team, with a high emphasis on situational awareness and creating a solid platform in the water.
The Fundamentals course is normally conducted over four days, requires 6 dives and at least 30 hours instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work. It can also be split up in two separate parts.
GUE Fundamentals Specific Training Standards
*Student-to-instructor ratio is not to exceed 8:1 during land drill or surface exercises; it cannot exceed 4:1 during any in-water training.
*Critical skills may only be performed up to a maximum depth of 30 feet/9 meters
*Two dives must be at a depth of at least 25 feet/8 meters
*Maximum depth during training 60 feet/18 meters
*No overhead diving
Technical Diver 1
GUE’s Technical Diver Level 1 course is designed to prepare divers for the challenges of technical diving and to familiarize them with the use of different breathing and decompression mixtures. This class additionally focus on expanding the essential skills required for safe technical diving; problem identification and resolution; the use of double tanks/cylinders and the potential failure problems associated with them; the use of Nitrox for accelerated and general decompression strategies; the use of Helium to minimize narcosis; and the applications of single decompression stage diving, with respect to decompression procedures.
GUE Tech 1 truly open up your diving potential with a whole new range of dive sites to explore deeper than most divers ever go and is the logical stepping stone from Fundamentals and into more advanced training.
The Tech 1 course is normally conducted over a six days, requires nine dives and a minimum 40 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.
Tech 1 Specific Training Standards
*Student-to-instructor ratio is not to exceed 6:1 during land drill or surface exercises; ratios cannot exceed 3:1 during any in-water training.
*Maximum depth of 170 feet/51 meters.
*Dives should not be planned to incur more than 30 minutes of decompression time as established by GUE’s DecoPlanner.
*No overhead diving except by active GUE Cave 2 Level instructors while teaching in the cave environment.
*Students participating in a Tech 1 course conducted in a cave must be at least GUE Cave 2 divers.
Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) 1
GUE’s Diver Propulsion Vehicle Level 1 course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required to safely use underwater propulsion vehicles in open water. It focuses on knowledge of the basic principles of DPV diving, dive planning, teamwork while using a DPV, environment and conservation awareness, stress management, navigation, standard and emergency procedures, DPV maintenance and troubleshooting, and the potential hazards of diving with a DPV.
The DPV 1 course is normally conducted over three days, and includes five dives and a minimum 24 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.
GUE’s Documentation Diver course is designed to introduce divers to sound documentation techniques useful in project-based diving. Other areas of focus are: basic training in photography/videography, the use of related equipment like strobes and lights, specific team-skills needed during documentation diving, specific communication requirements, the establishing of clear objectives and work-plans, the management of team tasks, how to create a report, how to map, survey, and prepare material for media publication.
The Documentation Diver course is normally conducted over four days and requires six dives and a minimum of 32 hours of instruction encompassing classroom and in-water work.
This course will teach the theory of gas blending as well as practical skills required for blending breathing gas, both Nitrox and Trimix. This class is essential for anyone interested in supporting the local community and projects.
The GUE Gas Blender course is focused on instilling the correct procedures and practices for safe, efficient gas blending and is normally conducted during a one-day workshop.
All primers are short 1 day workshops designed to increase the learning curve of new skills and equipment in the presence of a trained instructor. A primer is perfect if you want to quickly become proficient.
Combining lecture and in-water sessions, this course focus on cultivating the basic skills required for diving a dual tank configuration through proper control of buoyancy, trim, propulsion, teamwork and other GUE principles.
GUE’s Drysuit Primer course is designed to prepare divers for drysuit diving using proper equipment and techniques. By taking this class you will quickly learn the tricks and procedures to make your transition into drysuit diving easy and comfortable.