GUE Drysuit course

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Course Outcomes

GUE’s Drysuit Primer course is designed to prepare divers for drysuit diving using proper equipment and techniques. This is far more than a tuck and roll in the pool! The class focuses heavily on bubble management and redundancies, variable ascent rates and diver rescue scenarios. Don't let the end of the summer hold you back, the diving in NZ is great over winter!

Cost and course structure

GUE Drysuit (2days)  $350 Per person. All students are required to register for the class with GUE online.
*Additional travel expenses may apply depending on class logistics

Prerequisites

Applicants for a Drysuit Primer course must:

  1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
  2. Be physically and mentally fit.
  3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
  4. Be a nonsmoker.
  5. 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.
  6. Must be a minimum of sixteen years of age.
  7. Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency.

Course content

The Drysuit Primer course is normally conducted over one day but we want deliver two to give proper time for experience and mastery. The class includes a minimum of eight hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work. (You will get far more!)


GUE Doubles course

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Course Outcomes

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.

Cost and course structure

GUE Doubles $350 Per person. All students are required to register for the class with GUE online.
*Additional travel expenses may apply depending on class logistics

Prerequisites

Applicants for a Doubles Primer course must:

  1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
  2. Be physically and mentally fit.
  3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
  4. Be a nonsmoker.
  5. 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.
  6. Must be a minimum of sixteen years of age.
  7. Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency.

Course Content

Combining lecture and in-water sessions, this course focuses on cultivating the basic skills required for additional gas reserves. 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. At Advanced Diving we want to deliver a comprehensive education on how to maximize this configuration choice to best effect. It is still the choice for 99 percent of diving challenges globally.