4 Academic Sessions
2 Open Water Dives
Applicants for a GUE Drysuit Diver course must:
- Be physically and mentally fit.
- Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g., DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
- Be a nonsmoker.
- Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age. Documented parental or legal guardian consent must be submitted to GUE HQ when the participant is a minor.
- Be certified, at minimum, as an autonomous entry-level scuba diver (or equivalent) from a recognized training agency.
- Submit a completed Course Registration Form, Medical History Form, and Liability Release Form to GUE HQ.
- 2 days
- At least 8 hours on instruction
- Class starts at 9:00 and finishes at 18:00
- Instructor fee
- 4 academic sessions
- 2 open water dives
- Double 12L tank rental
- All gas fills (EAN32)
- Weights (Belt or V-weight)
- Transportation from dive centre to dive sites
- Use of all dive centre amenities
- Course registration fees of $45 USD paid online at GUE HQ.
- Introduction to the GUE organization
- Equipment configuration
- Drysuit introduction and selection
- Drysuit inflation system
- Cold water equipment considerations
- Pre-dive sequence
- Situational awareness
- Buoyancy and trip
- Drysuit maintenance
- Equipment fit and function
- Gas analysis and label
- GUE EDGE and pre-dive sequence
- Team, protocols and communication
- Drysuit failure and management
- Maximum training depth 18 metres
- No overhead diving
- Minimum decompression limits (MDLs)
- A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation of enrolment, the remaining balance is due before the start of the class