GUE Fundamentals

GUE Fundamentals

This is THE most premium course on the market! No other training agency will provide you with a 4 day course, with a maximum of 3 students and an Instructor with these qualifications in Australia! If you’re serious about your safety & comfort this course is a must do! GUE specialise in teaching divers of all levels to become the safest & most comfortable divers in the world!!!

The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential skills required by all sound diving practice. Included among its course outcomes are: to provide the recreational diver, who does not desire further diver training, with an opportunity to advance his/her basic diving skills; to train divers in the theory and practice of Nitrox; to provide divers with 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.

Your GUE Instructor will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • GUE Instructor, GUE Technical Diver 2 (certified to 75 metres), GUE Cave Diver 2
  • Current certification in Apply First Aid, CPR, Oxygen Administration
  • 600+ dives
  • 10+ years’ diving experience

PREREQUISITES:

  • Open Water, Nitrox & Perfect Buoyancy certifications
  • Logged 12 dives
  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters
  • A dive medical may be required
  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

The GUE base equipment configuration for this course comprise of:

  • Tanks/cylinders: students may use a single tank/cylinder with a K-, H-, or Y-valve. Students may also use dual tanks/cylinders connected with a dual-outlet isolator manifold, which allows for the use of two first-stages. Consult course specific standards and your instructor to verify size requirements.
  • Regulators:
    – Single tank: one second-stage regulator must supply a 5 to 7 foot/1.5 to 2 metre hose (2 meter long hose is required for all cave classes). The first stage must supply a pressure gauge, inflation for the buoyancy compensator (BC), and a means to inflate a drysuit where applicable.
    – Double tank: one of two required first stages must supply a pressure gauge and provide inflation for a drysuit where applicable. The other second stage must supply a 5 to 7 foot/1.5 to 2 metre hose and an inflation source for the BC.
  • Back plate system:
    – Should be held to the diver by one continuous piece of webbing. This webbing should be adjustable and should use a buckle to secure the system at the waist.
    – A crotch strap is attached and looped through the waistband so as to prevent the system from riding up a diver’s back.
  • The continuous webbing should support five d-rings;
    – The first placed at the left hip
    – The second placed in line with a diver’s right collarbone
    – The third placed in line with the diver’s left collarbone
    – The fourth and fifth are placed on the front and back of the crotch strap where divers plan to use advanced equipment like DPVs.
    – The harness below the diver’s arms has small restrictive bands to allow for the placement of reserve lights. The webbing and system retains a minimalist approach.
  • Buoyancy compensation device (BC):
    – A diver’s BC is back-mounted and minimalist in nature.
    – It is free of extraneous strings, tabs, or other material.
    – There are no restrictive bands or restrictive elastic affixed to the buoyancy cell.
    – Wing size and shape is appropriate to the cylinder size(s) employed for training.
  • At least one time/depth measuring device.
  • Wrist-mounted compass.
  • Mask and fins: Mask is to be low-volume; fins are rigid, non-split
  • At least one cutting device.
  • Wet notes
  • At least one surface marker buoy (SMB) with spool per diver.
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the duration of exposure.

PRICE: $1,195 payable to Scuba World + $95 USD GUE for administration costs & relevant course materials payable direction to GUE at time of registration

PRICE INCLUDES:
1. Internationally accredited certification card
2. 2 full days in the pool
3. Pool fees
4. GUE Instructor for 4 days
5. 2 x ocean boat dives on 32% nitrox
6. Use of tanks & weights
7. All administration costs & course materials

COURSE SCHEDULE:
DAY 1 | 7am – 5pm: Theory, equipment workshop

DAY 2 | 7am – 5pm: Equipment configuration, Kawana Aquatic Centre

DAY 3 | 7am – 5pm: Kawana Aquatic Centre

DAY 4 | 7am – 5pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives on 32% nitrox, complete log books and finalise paperwork

2017 COURSE DATES:

  • Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 of September

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Maximum of 3 divers will be in this course
  • Minimum of 2 divers will be required to start this course
  • Hire of wing, back plate & harness is $45 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a wing & back plate set up if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
  • Hire of long 2 metre hose is $5 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a 2 metre hose if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
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