Foundational Training

GUE Fundamentals

The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential skills required by all sound diving practice.

 

Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.

  • Be physically and mentally fit.

  • Be a non-smoker.

  • Be able to swim.

  • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.

  • Be certified, at a minimum, as an autonomous entry-level scuba diver (or equivalent) from a recognized training agency.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 4 days

  • At least 6 dives

  • At least 30 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Provide the recreational diver, who does not desire further diver training, with an opportunity to advance his/her basic diving skills

  • Train divers in the theory and practice of Nitrox

  • Provide divers with technical or cave aspirations for more advanced diver training with the tools that will contribute to a greater likelihood of success; and to provide non-GUE trained divers with a gateway into GUE training. 

 

GUE DPV 1

GUE’s Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Level 1 course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and knowledge required to safely use underwater propulsion vehicles in open water.

Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.

  • Be physically and mentally fit.

  • Be a non-smoker.

  • Be able to swim.

  • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.

  • Have passed the GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course or the GUE Fundamentals course.

  • Have a minimum of 75 non-training dives, 25 of which are beyond GUE certification.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 3 days

  • At least 5 dives

  • At least 24 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Provide 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

  •  Potential hazards of diving with a DPV.

GUE GAS BLENDER

GUE’s Gas Blender course is designed to introduce students to the essential skills required for blending diving gases.

 
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Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Be physically and mentally fit.

  • Be a non-smoker.

Course outline

  • Course length : 1 day

  • It requires at least eight hours of academics and practical skills session.

  • Training includes the theory of gas blending as well as practical skills required for blending breathing gas mixtures.

  • It covers GUE standard gases, risks associated with the use of oxygen, blending systems, and formulas and software for blending.

  • Divers will practice blending with cascading systems, compressors, and gas boosters.

DIVING&TRAINING
LOCATION

Puerto Aventuras, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77733