Recreational Training

GUE Recreational diver level 1

The GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 course is designed to develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice. It helps the non-diver cultivate a platform that supports comfort, confidence, and competence in the water, as well as more advanced training in the future.

 

Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of 14 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.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 6 days

  • 10 confined water session,  6 open water dives

  • At least 40 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • After certification the diver is allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 21 meters utilizing Nitrox32.

  • The Rec 1 course can also be split into a one day Discover Diving experience program or into the three day Recreational Supervised class dependent on students' performance and needs.

  • The Rec 1 course can also be split into a one day Discover Diving experience program or into the three day Recreational Supervised class dependent on students' performance and needs.

GUE Recreational diver level 2

 

GUE’s Recreational Diver Level 2 course is a no-decompression course structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving to a maximum depth of 30 m, while using sound equipment, efficient diving skills, and advanced breathing mixtures.

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 : 5 days

  • Includes at least 10 dives

  • At least 40 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Skill cultivation and refinement, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, safe use of Nitrox and Triox for extended bottom times

  • Correct ascent procedures, diver rescue (on land, at the surface and underwater), emergency management

  • Use of Helium to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress.” 

GUE Recreational diver level 3

 

The GUE Recreational Diver Level 3 course is a limited decompression course structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving up to 39 m, while using sound equipment, efficient diving skills, and advanced breathing mixtures.

Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of 18 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 2 course or a GUE Fundamentals course at the “recreational” level.

  • Have completed the GUE Doubles Primer course or be proficient in doubles with at least 25 experience dives.

  • Have a minimum of 75 non-training dives.

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Course outline

  • Course length : 5 days

  • Includes at least 8 dives

  • At least 40 hour instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Skill cultivation and refinement, knowledge of relevant physics and physiology

  • Familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, correct ascent procedures, the use of double back-gas tanks/cylinders

  • The use of Nitrox for decompression, the use of normoxic Helium (30/30 and 21/35) to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress”

  • Use of a single decompression cylinder for stage decompression techniques. 

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LOCATION

Puerto Aventuras, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77733