Primers

 
 

GUE doubles PRIMER

GUE’s Doubles Primer course is designed to teach divers how to safely and comfortably dive a double tank/cylinder configuration using proper equipment and techniques.

Prerequisites

Course outline

  • Course length : 2 days

  • At least 2 dives

  • At least 8 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Combining lecture and in-water sessions, this course focuses on cultivating the basic skills required.

  • The GUE Doubles course is focused on increasing proficiency with double tank configuration, through proper control of the buoyancy, trim, propulsion, teamwork and other GUE principles.

 

GUE drysuit PRIMER

GUE’s Drysuit Primer course is designed to prepare divers for drysuit diving using proper equipment and techniques.

Prerequisites

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Course outline

  • Course length : 2 days

  • At least 2 dives

  • At least 8 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Buoyancy, trim practice, and refinement

  • Types, fitting, and use of drysuits, drysuit inflation systems, and undergarments; cold water diving specifics

  • Management of basic emergencies related to drysuit diving. ​​​​​​​

 

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

 

GUE TRIOX PRIMER

GUE’s Triox Primer is a course designed to teach divers the use of triox 30/30 as a GUE standard gas in recreational diving or cave diving if already certified. .

 

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

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 1 course or a GUE Fundamentals course at the “recreational” level.

  • Have completed at least 25 non-training dives.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 2 days

  • ​It requires a minimum of four dives (including two experience dives using triox 30/30)

  • At least 12 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Skill cultivation and refinement, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression,

  • Correct ascent procedures and practice, the use of Helium to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress”.

 

GUE navigation PRIMER

GUE’s Navigation Primer is a course designed to teach divers basic underwater navigation techniques. 

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 1 course or a GUE Fundamentals course at the “recreational” level.

  • Have completed at least 25 non-training dives.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 2 days

  •  It requires a minimum of three dives (including a dive in reduced ambient light conditions)  

  • At least 12 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Focuses on compass use and navigation (simple and complex), natural navigation

  • Managing a spool as a guideline underwater. 

  • This primer will also prepare you to dive in reduced light conditions (i.e. night dive). 

GUE rescue PRIMER

GUE’s Rescue Primer is a course designed to teach divers basic rescue techniques relevant to scuba diving emergencies. 

 

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 1 course or a GUE Fundamentals course at the “recreational” level.

  • Have completed at least 25 non-training dives.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 2 days

  • It requires a minimum of four in-water sessions (including three dives))

  • At least 16 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Assisting a distressed diver on the surface

  • Assisting a distressed diver underwater, including unconscious diver recovery; missing diver protocols

  • Surface management of a diving emergency; and diving BLS skills for DCI.