RECREATIONAL
FUNDAMENTALS
DPV+PRIMERS
SPECIALTIES
TECHNICAL
REBREATHER
CAVE

Speciality Courses
GUE specialty courses provide essential skills that compliment most diving activities. Whether you're a hardcore wreck diver, a cave explorer or simply enjoy gently finning along a pristine reef, a GUE specialty course will enhance your enjoyment, safety and knowledge. For divers wishing to participate in project-based diving, GUE specialty courses provide 'must have' skills that will make you an effective member of any GUE project team.






DOCUMENTATION
DIVER
The GUE Documentation Diver course is designed to introduce divers to sound documentation techniques in order to support project-based diving. For any divers seeking to join GUE projects around the world, this course provides 'must have' training essential to any project.

Conducted over a very intense 4 day period, the class covers both theory and practical applications and introduces students to the project management, basic photography and videography concepts, how to create project reports, how to map and survey and how to prepare material for media publication.

Other course outcomes include specific team-skills needed during documentation diving, specific communication requirements, the establishing of clear objectives and work-plans, the management of team tasks and team protocols for successful team cooperation underwater.

In order to get the most out of the GUE Documentation Diver course, participants will need access to both suitable photographic and video equipment and a computer system (preferably a laptop) capable of video and photo editing. A word processor and internet connection are also recommended. If in doubt, consult your instructor.
Course content

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.



Prerequisites...
Applicants for a Documentation Diver course must:

  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent
  • Be a nonsmoker
  • 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
  • Be a minimum of eighteen years of age
  • Have passed GUE Fundamentals (Recreational or Technical pass) or GUE Recreational Diver 1.
  • Have a minimum of 75 logged dives beyond either GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 or 25 logged dives beyond GUE Fundamentals certification.
Resources...



GAS
BLENDER
The GUE Gas Blender course is designed to introduce students to the essential skills required for blending diving gases. Training includes the theory of gas blending as well as practical skills required for blending gas.

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. Academic subjects covered include gas properties and physics, oxygen risk, different types of blending system as well as an indepth look at blending formulae and software.

Participants will gain practical experience of blending their own gases and will also learn how to correctly analysis gases, effective cascade supply cylinders and gain practical knowledge of gas boosters.
Course content

The GUE Gas Blender course is normally conducted over a single day. It includes a minimum of eight hours of instruction encompassing classroom-based theory sessions and practical gas blending.



Prerequisites...
Applicants for a GUE Gas Blender course must:

  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent
  • Be a nonsmoker
  • 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
  • Must be a minimum of eighteen years of age
Resources...
GUE Instructor Training with John Kendall