DOUBLES PRIMER

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Venturing into more advanced underwater environments is very often related to longer times and greater depths. To be able to safely extend both, divers need to increase their available breathing gas volume and add equipment redundancy.

The GUE Doubles Primer is a non-certification course designed to teach divers how to safely and comfortably dive a double tank configuration using proper equipment and techniques.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone interested in making the transition from single tank to doubles will benefit from this class. It is highly recommended to anyone who is intending to take GUE Fundamentals class and who has no previous doubles experience.

This training is available for non-GUE trained divers and can serve as a basic introduction to GUE systems.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: buoyancy and trim practice, skill refinement, familiarity with the theory and utilization of double tank configuration, GUE equipment configuration, and basic valve management.

Applicants for a GUE Doubles Primer program must:

  • 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.
  • Be certified, at minimum, as an autonomous entry-level scuba diver (or equivalent) from a recognized training agency.
The Doubles Primer is normally conducted over one day. It requires a minimum of two dives and at least eight hours of instruction, encompassing classroom lectures, land drills, and in-water work.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

RECREATIONAL DIVER 2

There is so much of the underwater world for you to explore. There are thousands of wrecks and reefs hidden at depths that you may not yet be able to reach without further training and experience. 

You can add more adventure to your dives and head deeper into the aquatic world by advancing your diving skills with the GUE Recreational Diver 2 course.

TRIOX PRIMER

One of the most neglected risks in scuba diving is hypercapnia (excessive production and accumulation of CO2) that can lead to narcosis and discomfort, especially when diving deeper and in challenging and strenuous conditions.  

GUE’s Triox Primer is a course designed to teach divers the use of triox 30/30 as a GUE standard gas to reduce the effects of increased gas density in recreational divers.