GUE TECH 60

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Technical diving is deeper diving and therefore restricted by the amount of bottom and decompression gas divers carry with them. More experienced divers may intend to spend more time at depth, or they may plan to execute two dives in a day to accomplish their dive mission.

Also, the more time divers spend at the target depth, the more decompression obligation they will have. The gas and decompression management may become a challenge, and the GUE Tech 60 class teaches divers how to safely extend exposure at depth.

WHO IS IT FOR?

GUE’s Tech 60 course is designed for divers who want to enhance their capacity beyond Tech 1 level diving by learning how to use of a bottom stage or second decompression cylinder to extend bottom times.

This course allows a gradual transition from one deco bottle diving to dives with two stages, comfortably increasing the challenge related to deeper and longer dives – from physical fitness, gear handling, and gas management procedures and protocols.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: use of a bottom stage or second decompression cylinder for more flexibility during multiple dives and/or longer bottom times, gas planning during longer dives, cylinder management, emergency management strategies, and decompression considerations during longer bottom times.

Applicants for a GUE Tech 60 program must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 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.
  • Have passed the GUE Tech 1 course.
  • Must have a minimum of 25 logged Tech 1 level dives beyond GUE Tech 1 certification.
  • For a full list of course prerequisites, click here.
The Tech 60 course is normally conducted over four days. It requires a minimum of five dives (including three trimix experience dives) and at least 30 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom lectures, land drills, and in-water work.

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TECHNICAL DIVER 2

Advanced underwater missions beyond 50 m/170 ft require a robust skillset, extensive experience and in-depth knowledge, as well as resilience to handle potential difficulties at greater depths.

GUE’s Technical Diver 2 course is designed to enhance deep diving proficiency while using helium breathing gases and oxygen-enriched decompression gases.

CCR DIVER 1

GUE’s Closed-Circuit Rebreather Diver Level 1 course is intended to provide the opportunity for divers to gradually transition from open circuit diving to closed-circuit diving.

The course is intended to challenge divers in a comfortable environment that emphasizes the need for learning management, maintenance procedures, and protocols of the closed-circuit rebreather. The course also emphasizes the need for increased physical and mental fitness.