Essential Courses

The following courses are what we consider to be "essential" classes. By essential, we mean that these courses will benefit all divers irrespective of whether they intend to undertake further technical diving traiing.

Each of these courses focuses to some degree on the fundamentals of good diving, either dive planning, buoyancy control or situational awareness. If you are unsure of which course may be relevant to you, either contact us for some guidance. You might also conider one of our workshops that will give you an introduction to some of the skills and knowledge you would gain in these courses.


GUE Fundamentals - part 1

The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential techniques required for sound diving practices. GUE Fundamentals is a pre-requisite for all GUE cave and technical diving courses.

Pre-requisites: Open Water
Duration: 2 days
No. of dives: 2 open water dives
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression
Cost: $400 excl. gear, $450 incl. gear

Download GUE Fundamentals Part 1 outline (PDF)

GUE Fundamentals - part 2

The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential techniques required for sound diving practices. GUE Fundamentals is a pre-requisite for all GUE cave and technical diving courses.

Pre-requisites: GUE Fundamentals Part 1
Duration: 3 days
No. of dives: 4 open water dives
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression, EANx32.
Cost: $550 excl. gear, $650 incl. gear

Download GUE Fundamentals Part 2 outline (PDF)

GUE Diver Propulsion Vehicle: Level 1

The GUE DPV Diver level 1 course provides an introduction to the safe and efficient use of scooters as an aid to extending your range, time and diving opportunities. As well as providing a thorough grounding in GUE techniques for scooter diving this class is also enormous fun and will open up a whole new world of dive sites beyond the ones you normally get to see.

Pre-requisites: GUE Fundamentals (Rec Pass), or GUE Rec 1
Duration: 3 days
No. of dives: 5 open water dives
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression, no overhead environments.
Cost: $600 or $700 incl. scooter

Download GUE DPV 1 outline (PDF)

GUE Documentation Diver

The GUE Documentation Diver course provides an introduction to the broad range of skills required to successfully join GUE projects: project planning and management, u/w survey, photography and videography, project reporting.

Pre-requisites: GUE Fundamentals (Rec Pass), or GUE Rec 1
Duration: 4 days
No. of dives: 6 open water dives
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression, no overhead environments.
Cost: $1,000

Download GUE Documentation Diver outline (PDF)

GUE Gas Blender

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

Pre-requisites: Non-smoker
Duration: 1 day
Equipment required: All the equipment required for this class will be provided by your instructor.
Qualification limits: Nitrox and trimix blending. No O2 servicing/cleaning.
Cost: $200

Download GUE Gas Blender outline (PDF)

GUE Recreational Diver: Level 1

The primary purpose of GUE Recreational Diver 1 is to teach non-divers to master the art and science of sport diving through cultivating essential diving techniques and sound diving practices from the very beginning.

Pre-requisites: None
Duration: 5 days
No. of dives: 14 dives, mixture of pool and open water
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 21m, no decompression, EANx32.
Cost: $1,750 for 1-on-1; $1,000pp if more than 1 student

Download Recreational Diver: Level 1 outline (PDF)

GUE Recreational Diver: Level 2

The primary purpose of GUE Recreational Diver 2 is to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving. The course covers accident management and rescue scenarios, ascent training, decompression theory and the safe use of Triox 30/30.

Pre-requisites: GUE Fundamentals "rec" pass or GUE Rec 1
Duration: 5 days
No. of dives: 8 dives, plus surface rescue scenarios
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression, EANx32 or Trimix 30/30.
Cost: $1,000 + expenses

Download Recreational Diver: Level 2 outline (PDF)

GUE Doubles

This workshop is intended for people who want to discover the benefits of diving in twin tanks, achieve an understanding of equipment configuration and acquire basic competence in procedures for diving in a twin tanks. The workshop is conducted in a single day.

Pre-requisites: Open Water
Duration: 2 days
No. of dives: 2 open water dives
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression, EANx32.
Cost: $400 excl. gear, $500 incl. gear

Download GUE doubles outline (PDF)

GUE Drysuit

Certainly not your usual drysuit class! The aim of this workshop is to develop a divers capability whilst diving in a drysuit and increase their ability to maintain control in the water.

Pre-requisites: Open Water
Duration: 2 days
No. of dives: 2 open water dives
Equipment required: Standard GUE equipment configuration, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 30m, no decompression, EANx32.
Cost: $400

Download GUE Drysuit outline (PDF)


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