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  • Recreational Diver Level 1 - Nitrox diver

    Course Outcomes

    The GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course is designed to develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice. It helps the non-diver cultivate a platform that supports comfort, confidence, and competence in the water, as well as more advanced training in the future.

    Course Content

    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.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Rec 1 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    3. Be a nonsmoker.
    4. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    5. Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Recreational Diver Level 2 - Triox

    Course Outcomes

    GUE’s 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 outcomes include, but are not limited to: skill cultivation and refinement, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, safe use of Nitrox and Triox for extended bottom times, correct ascent procedures, diver rescue (on land, at the surface and underwater), emergency management, and the use of Helium to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress.”

    Course Content

    The Recreational Diver Level 2 course is normally conducted over five days, and includes ten dives and at least fifty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Rec 2 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
    7. Have passed the GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course or a GUE Fundamentals course at the “recreational” level.
    8. Have completed at least 25 non-training dives.
  • Recreational Diver Level 3 - Trimix Diver

    Course Outcomes

    The GUE Recreational Diver Level 3 course is a limited decompression course structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving while using sound equipment, efficient diving skills, and advanced breathing mixtures. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: skill cultivation and refinement, knowledge of relevant physics and physiology, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, correct ascent procedures, the use of double back-gas tanks/cylinders, the use of Nitrox for decompression, the use of normoxic Helium (30/30 and 21/35) to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress,” and the use of a single decompression cylinder for stage decompression techniques.

    Course Content

    The Recreational Diver Level 3 course is normally conducted over five days, and includes eight dives and at least forty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Rec 3 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
    7. Have passed GUE Recreational Level 2 or GUE Fundamentals with at least a “recreational” pass
    8. Have completed the GUE Doubles Primer course or be proficient in doubles with at least 25 experience dives.
    9. Have completed at least 75 non-training dives.
  • GUE Fundamentals
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  • Technical Diver Level 1

    Course Outcomes

    GUE’s Technical Diver Level 1 course is designed to prepare divers for the rigors of technical diving and to familiarize them with the use of different breathing and decompression mixtures. Additional course outcomes include: cultivating, integrating, and 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.

    Course Content

    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.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Tech 1 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    7. Have earned a GUE Fundamentals “Technical” pass.
    8. Have a minimum of 100 logged dives beyond open water certification.
  • Technical Diver Level 2

    Course Outcomes

    GUE’s Technical Diver 2 course is designed to enhance deep diving proficiency while using helium breathing gasses and oxygen-enriched decompression gasses. Other course outcomes include: the use of multiple stages; the use of Trimix with greater percentages of helium; gas management; oxygen management; extended decompression; accelerated, omitted and general decompression strategies; dive planning; and management of multiple cylinders.

    Course Content

    The Tech 2 course is normally conducted over five days; it requires seven dives and a minimum 40 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Tech 2 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    7. Be a certified GUE Tech 1 level diver.
    8. Must have a minimum of 25 dives beyond Technical Diver Level 1 certification; at least fifty dives on double tanks and at least 25 should utilize a decompression cylinder.
  • Cave Diver Level 1

    Course Outcomes

    GUE’s Cave Diver Level 1 course is designed to prepare divers for the rigors of the underwater cave environment and to establish an appreciation of its subtle dangers. Among its other outcomes: introduce divers to the principles of cave diving and the skills and knowledge required for limited penetration into underwater caves; instill environmental awareness; cultivate proficiency in dive-planning; cultivate teamwork; promote an understanding of cave environments; and teach stress management, navigation, conservation, standard and emergency procedures, cave-diving techniques, and an appreciation of the hazards of cave diving.

    Course Content

    The Cave 1 course is normally conducted over five days, requires 12 dives (at least 10 cave dives) and a minimum of 40 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Cave 1 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    7. Have earned a GUE Fundamentals “Technical” certification.
    8. Have a minimum of 100 dives beyond open water certification
  • Cave Diver Level 2

    Course Outcomes

    GUE’s Cave Diver Level 2 course is designed to expand the cave diving skills of experienced Cave 1 trained divers. Among its outcomes are: a focus on environmental awareness, capacity with extended penetration dives, advanced navigation, use of jump spools, enhanced team awareness, advanced problem resolution, stress management and use of a stage bottle.

    Course Content

    The Cave 2 course is normally conducted over five days, requires ten cave dives and involves a minimum 40 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Cave 2 course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    7. Be GUE Cave 1 certified
    8. Have a minimum of 25 cave dives beyond Cave Diver 1 certification.
  • Rebreather Diver

    Course Outcomes

    GUE’s Rebreather Diver course is designed to educate individuals in basic rebreather technologies and to cultivate diver proficiency in the use of GUE approved rebreather configurations.

    Course Content

    The Rebreather course is normally conducted over five days; it requires at least eight dives and a minimum 40 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

    Prerequisites

    Applicants for a Rebreather course must:

    1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
    2. Be physically and mentally fit.
    3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    4. Be a nonsmoker.
    5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    6. Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
    7. Be a GUE Tech 2 certified diver.
    8. Have a minimum of 25 Tech 2 level dives beyond Tech 2 certification.

There are a number of different GUE classes available to take.. We teach everything from recreational diving through cave diving and rebreather diving. Please click each class to learn more about it. 

  • Rec 1
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  • Rec 2
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  • Rec 3
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  • Tec 1
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  • Tec 2
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  • Cave 1
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  • Cave 2
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  • CCR 1
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Recreational Classes

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Recreational Diver Level 1 - Nitrox diver

Course Outcomes

The GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course is designed to develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice. It helps the non-diver cultivate a platform that supports comfort, confidence, and competence in the water, as well as more advanced training in the future.

Course Content

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.

Prerequisites

Applicants for a Rec 1 course must:

  1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
  2. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
  3. Be a nonsmoker.
  4. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
  5. Be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Recreational Diver Level 2 - Triox

Course Outcomes

The GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course is designed to develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice. It helps the non-diver cultivate a platform that supports comfort, confidence, and competence in the water, as well as more advanced training in the future.

Course Content

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.

Prerequisites

Applicants for a Rec 1 course must:

  1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters. Be physically and mentally fit.
  2. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
  3. Be a nonsmoker.
  4. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
  5. Be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Recreational Diver Level 3 - Trimix Diver

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Foundational Classes

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GUE Fundamentals

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Doubles Course

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Drysuit Course

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle Level 1

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Documentation Diver

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Gas Blender

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Technical Diver Classes

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Technical Diver Level 1

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Tech 60?

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Technical Diver Level 2

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Technical Diver Level 3

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Cave Diver Classes

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Cave 1

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Cave 2

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Underwater Cave Survey

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle Cave

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Rebreather Class

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