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Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) Launches a Comprehensive Project Diver Program in 2022

Global Underwater Explorers
Global Underwater Explorers

GUE diver training programs are now reaching new heights with an exploration-grade level of diver training, designed to support the globally significant diving projects for which the organization is well known. GUE’s new Project Diver program distills the agency’s decades of project experience into a program that will support the elevation of community-led, project dives to an entirely new level of sophistication.

BSAC launches Advanced Ocean Diver course

Advanced Ocean Diver (AOD) is an optional course that gives new divers more choice and flexibility as they progress with their training.

The course is open to all Ocean Divers (or divers who have an equivalent certification from another recognised diver training agency and have also completed Nitrox training) aged 14 and over.

Outline

The Advanced Ocean Diver course includes four theory sessions, which can be completed either via eLearning or in person with an instructor, giving flexibility for students and instructors.

Bailout CCR Course standards outlined

Diver wearing a sidemounted bailout rebreather
Diver wearing a sidemounted bailout rebreather

Rebreathers are great pieces of kit that do away with the need to carry an excessive amount of dive cylinders on deeper dives. However, this advantage is offset by the need to also carry additional open circuit cylinders on which a diver can bail out in case of a rebreather malfunction. Using another rebreather could be a better solution and to that end, a bailout rebreather course has been developed.

Buddy Dive Resort hosts 10th edition Bonaire TeK

Buddy Dive Resort is proud to host the 10th edition of this popular event and is looking forward to catching up with friends, learning new things, and exploring new depths.

This year there will be presentations and clinics from Lamar Hires -Dive Rite, Randy Thornton - SubGravity, Frauke Tillmans -DAN, Guy Shockey - GUE, Michael Menduno - Indepth, Gabriel Pineda - Shear water and Didier Draguiv - O’Dive Systems.

Buddy Dive’s Tec Coordinator Mr. G about the 10th Anniversary of Bonaire TeK

Utö Mines: Exploring 150-year-old Mines in Sweden

Diver places a cookie, 74m, in Stjernheim’s shaft. Photo by Anders Etander
Diver places a cookie at an intersection to show the way out, at a water depth of 74m in Stjernheim’s shaft. Photo by Anders Etander

The desire for adventure lies in wait and entices us… On Utö, there was an unexplored mine system. Follow Anders Etander down into the darkness, where the “In Water Under Land” exploration group had the privilege of diving in a place that has been untouched for 150 years.

Cave Diving: The Final Frontier...

Cave diver in Cenote Tak Be Luum near Tulum, Mexico
Cave diver in Cenote Tak Be Luum near Tulum, Mexico. Photo by Daniel Millikovsky

When one thinks about cave diving, the feelings are mixed and it is very difficult to express what it feels like in a single word, but perhaps a possible description is “to live the discovery.” Discovery is an experience and an intrinsic need in human beings since before the discovery of fire.