Why choose GUE?
Whatever your diving ambitions, Global Underwater Explorers offers the most robust diver training programme in the industry. Developed by some of the world's leading cave and wreck explorers, the GUE system is built upon a solid fundamental skills base that will make your diving easier, safer and a lot more fun. This goal has resulted in a far reaching impact on the protection and preservation of our environment.

Global Underwater Explorers emerged out of a shared desire to safely explore and protect the underwater world and to improve the quality of education and research in all things aquatic.

In line with the original vision of its founding members, GUE is committed to:

  • Developing safe, skilled, and knowledgeable divers
  • Undertaking and promoting underwater research
  • Pursuing global underwater exploration
  • Safeguarding the integrity of the underwater world
  • Providing the public with a comprehensive resource on all things aquatic

Working to redefine the ties binding the average underwater enthusiast to underwater explorers, conservationists and scientific researchers GUE is committed to the overall goal of promoting the interests of the underwater world and of those who seek to engage it.

Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) 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:

  • 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


  • High quality diver training
  • Exacting standards for instructors
  • Continuous quality assurance and re-qualifications
  • Standardised skills and equipment
  • Precision diver skills and training
  • Certification must be earned - you can fail a GUE class!
  • Neutral buoyancy throughout all classes and training
  • No need to relearn as you get more advanced
  • Team-based approach
  • Comfort, confidence and competence!
  • Make diving easy through mastery of basic skills
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Poor diving skills and inefficient equipment often results in unnecessary exertion, stress, degradation of the dive site, and thus less enjoyment. GUE's vibrant history includes both recreational excursions and aggressive exploration diving.

This experience has led GUE and likeminded divers around the world to embrace the need for greater diving proficiency. These enhanced skills provide greater enjoyment and less stress while also preserving fragile diving environments.

Divers experiencing difficulty in advanced dives and during technical training often suffer from poorly developed fundamental skills. Even amongst experienced divers, basic skills are often lacking - including good buoyancy control, efficient propulsion techniques and effective air sharing techniques.

Consequently, the GUE system aims to shift the industry away from quantity and toward a focus that insisted upon greater capacity from motivated individuals. As a non-profit education, research, conservation and exploration agency Global Underwater Explorers is ideally suited to encourage robust training - GUE training may be purchased but certification must always be earned!

GUE's diver training is distributed across a diverse educational curricula, including recreational diving, cave diving, technical diving and rebreather diving.


Interested in GUE training? You can contact John by phone...

+44 (0)7798 523110

Alternatively, by email...

Further Information...
GUE Instructor Training with John Kendall