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2022

April

Event type: Project

Location: Sardinia, Italy

Contact: Andrea Marassich, andreamarassich@me.com

Event website: #MapTheGulf - Phreatic project Sardinia 2022 

Date: April 18, 2022 to September 30, 2022

Description: #MapTheGulf - Phreatic project Sardinia 2022 

This year we are organising a cave survey project in Sardinia; it will be run under the flag of Phreatic organisation and we managed to get support and sponsorship by GUE and DAN Europe.
Also, Italian Speleological Society and multiple private companies sponsored the initiative. It is part of the International Year of Karst and Caves initiatives.

The key concept is simple; Caves in the area of operations are amazing but, with very limited exceptions, they are not properly or completely mapped. We want to carry out a general survey/cartography effort in the main springs of the Gulf of Orosei. We will use modern tools like MNemo and Suex DRIVe and Sinapsi, trying to combine the data into a single software and creating an output to be represented on QGis.
There will be multiple sessions, each of them focused on one specific cave, but with the chance to visit also other systems. 
As COVID-19 has decided to stay with us a little longer we do not plan sessions with more than three diving teams.

Some of the local caves are ideal for Cave1 divers due to the benign conditions and the shallow depths; other sites are challenging side mount passages or relatively deep for open circuit and requiring rebreathers and DPVs. In both cases, the goal is to survey and build a core team able to interface throughout the sessions.

Each project session will incorporate a first day with a general briefing and a survey workshop to standardise protocols inside the teams. The next five days will be dedicated to diving operations and data management in the afternoon/evening. 
It is both an opportunity to learn survey procedures with new tools and have fun in a team of goal oriented divers.

SURVEY SESSIONS 2022

18-23 April
19-24 June
10-15 July
28 Aug - 02 September
11-17 September
25-30 September

Please get in touch for more details on specific dates and caves, or visit our website for general information.

Certification requirement: RB80 or Cave 1

August

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Contact: Chantelle Blanchard, chanb@wegodown.ca

Event website: 15th Annual Canadian Invasion

Date: August 17, 2022 to August 21, 2022

Description: Join us for some fun in the St. Lawrence River!
This event is open to all GUE certified divers, from Recreational level, to Tech 2, and GUE RB divers. Spaces are limited, so contact me, today!

Certification requirement: Fundamentals
Event type: Project

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Guy Shockey, GS@GUE.com

Event website: Thermocline Dives the SS Admiral Knight

Date: August 26, 2022 to August 28, 2022

Description: The SS Admiral Knight has been lost for over a century with repeated attempts to locate her and one reported dive on her in 1958. These divers reported an intact wreck at 180' (54m) but there was no confirmation. Since that time no one has put eyes on her. We believe we have good information about where she is but we need to get divers into the water to confirm. This series of dives will provide the information we need to do a more detailed examination and survey later in 2022. Because of the depths, the minimum certification level for this dive is Tech 1, but we will also be trying to put recreational divers on the wreck of the Del Norte, which is in shallower depths and near what we think is the Del Norte. We will be camping on the island near the wreck site and shuttling divers to shore with our RHIBS. This promises to be an exciting opportunity to explore for wrecks on the coast of Vancouver Island!  
There are limited spaces available for this trip. For more information, please contact Guy Shockey.

Certification requirement: Tech 1

September

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Red Sea, Egypt

Contact: Dorota Czerny, dorota@gue.com

Event website: Red Sea Explorers

Date: September 8, 2022 to September 14, 2022

Description: Information for Wreck Creative Trip .pdf format - HERE

Wreck Creative Trip - Week 1 focuses on wreck video and photography for any GUE creator or GUE diver. Join us for recreational, technical, or just relaxing dives in the Red Sea North Wreck tour. The concept is to spend more time on each wreck to get to know it better, spend more time discovering its hidden treasures, and create stunning content. After the trip is finished, we plan to organize some social activities from desert trips, sailing, kitesurfing, and socializing with the GUE divers from Wreck Creative Trip - Week 2 (see September 14th GUE Social/Community Week in Egypt on the GUE Events Calendar). 

The purpose of both trips (Wreck Creative Trip - Week 1 and 2) is to create photos and videos that GUE can use in their marketing efforts and the creation of educational materials and publications. We may also do images for supporting companies (i.e. Halcyon, FE, DAN etc.), but alongside the work there is a lot of fun, lectures, and potential for workshops and excellent diving.
The planned route will include famous wrecks of Abu Nuhas and Thistelgorm, along with shallow and deeper reef dives.

Week 1 will be focusing on wreck imagery. We plan to stay longer on each of the wrecks to allow us to stage dives, explore all details and have enough time to create planned content. There will be a scouting dive, set-up dive and imagery caption dives on the wreck we choose to visit. It is not a technical trip, but we will have opportunities to do some tech diving if requested. All fun divers will have the chance to dive the same wreck or alternative dive sites in the area.

Week 2 will be a Classic Creative Trip to various places, some wrecks too, and different types of content captured - from photos, videos, social media content, and many more. The classic trip with a lot of fun, creative work, learning and excellent diving.

REQUIREMENTS:
For working divers, there are specific requirements for gear and skill level, and the amount of spaces for working divers is limited. There will be time for some fun dives for those participants, but you should be ready to commit the most of your time to work (photo and or video dives).
For fun divers: GUE certification at any level (recreational divers are welcome to join as well).

COSTS:
Creative Team Divers OC - € 690 (includes environmental and route taxes).
Fun divers OC - € 1092 (includes environmental and route taxes).
Non Divers - € 992 (includes environmental and route taxes).
Please, contact Red Sea Explorers (RSE) (info@redseaexplorers.com) for more details about gear rental and packages.

HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT AND BOOK
For those who would like to book, please fill in the booking request below and send it back to Dorota Czerny ASAP to reserve the spot.
Booking Request
All payments are made directly to RSE upon receipt of their invoice after receiving the above booking confirmation.

WHAT’S INCLUDED OR NOT

The price includes:
● Dive guides for fun divers (if needed or requested).
● 7 nights of full-board accommodation on board.
● Mineral water, tea, coffee, and soft drinks.
● 3-4 dives per day (2-3 dives on the last day).
● Tanks (EAN32), weights.
● Transfer to/from the boat.

This price is not including:
● Flights.
● Visa fees are € 25 per person (payable at the airport; please check your visa requirements for Egypt as some nationalities are to obtain a pre-arrival visa).
● Scuba Diving and Travel Insurance.

Extras payable on board:
● Extra Transfer (additional to airport pickups).
● Rental of Dive Equipment if needed (please contact RSE to arrange for details of equipment needs).
● Alcoholic beverages.

Gratuities:
As in any other country, you are more than welcome to tip the crew if satisfied with the service provided during your trip. Recommended gratuity is €80 per person. In case of further price increases by the Government, Red Sea Explorers reserve the right to adjust fees and surcharges.

OTHER INFO
Check-in & check out:
Check-in is not before 6 PM on the first day of the liveaboard
Check out at the latest by 10 AM on the last day of the liveaboard

General:
● The first night of the trip is spent on board at the Port or in a 4* hotel, according to the boat's schedule.
● The last night of the trip is spent on board at the Port or in a 4* hotel, according to the boat's schedule.
● All details of participants should be sent 3 weeks before the start of the trip (full name, nationality, passport number, rental equipment request, dietary needs, etc).
● All participants should have a copy of their passports/ID upon check-in onboard and a valid dive certificate & log book.

Boat MV Tala
https://www.redseaexplorers.com/liveaboard/mv-tala/
Itinerary
https://www.redseaexplorers.com/itineraries/north/
Onboard prices (rentals)
https://www.redseaexplorers.com/onboard-pricing/

Certification requirement: Rec 1 or Fundamentals
Event type: Project

Location: EKM, Portugal

Contact: Ricardo Constantino, ricardo@entrada.tv

Event website: Project Baseline : EKM

Date: September 10, 2022 to September 25, 2022

Description: This is an ongoing project to document and explore some of the caves in the EKM region, 100km north of Lisbon.

Targets for this year include :
- Moinhos Velhos (SRT required - JJ and/or Side Mount diving)
- Alviela (Minimum C1)
- Almonda (Minimum C1)

Certification requirement: Cave 1
Event type: Community Event

Location: Red Sea, El Gouna, Egypt

Contact: Dorota Czerny, dorota@gue.com

Event website: Red Sea Explorers

Date: September 14, 2022 to September 18, 2022

Description: GUE socials and GUE COMMUNITY day - trips, dinners, courses, and just enjoying the days together.

This is the program for September 14th - 18th for those interested in spending more days in El Gouna after the September 8th - 14th Wreck Creative Trip (Red Sea, Egypt) is finished, or before the second trip starts, depending on which one you choose.

Options for activities between the trips:
● The sailing course by RedSeaSails costs € 850 per person.
● The kite surfing course costs € 600 per person.
● The mountain hike costs € 70 per person.
● Just socialising, beach, sun and dinners. A sailing day, kitesurfing trial can be organised without the courses as well.

COURSE SCHEDULE

14th September:
● Boat docks after the second dive around noon. Lunch on the boat.
● Sailing students meet the instructor and have a small introduction to the program.
● Dinner at the Lebanese restaurant.

15th September:
● Check out from the boat and check in to the hotel or Airbnb (we can assist with booking or offer shared accommodation).
● Sailing students spend a full day at the sailing course.
● Kitesurfing students spend a full day on the kite beach with instructors.
● Dinner and live music in El Gouna venues to be determined (& depending on energy levels).

16th September:
● Sailing and kitesurfing courses in the morning.
● Sunset desert hike starting 3 PM.
● Hamburgers at Karibu bar after the desert hike (vegetarian options available).
● Relaxing evening.

17th September:
● Sailing and kitesurfing courses continue.
● Evening dinner and entertainment to be determined.

18th September:
● GUE COMMUNITY DAY!
● Sailing and Kitesurfing courses continue if needed.
● Late checkout from the hotel or Airbnb.
● Check in to MV Tala and start next week (for those arriving for the second week). If you are interested in any of those additional activities, please contact Dorota Czerny separately so that we can arrange details.
We are looking at renting a big villa(s) with multiple rooms for those interested is participating in the activities between trips. The estimated cost of the rent is € 1500 for three nights, and the costs will be shared among the participants (up to 10 guests per villa). We can recommend hotels for the extra nights to book separately if that is your preference.

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Community Event

Location: Digital and Local,

Date: September 17, 2022 to September 18, 2022

Description: Join us in connecting divers all over the world during GUE CommUNITY Day 2022. We encourage you to create your own local events with your GUE Community. In addition to local events we will be doing a livestream event on Facebook and YouTube where local communities can join us, and hosting presentations from dive professionals. Stay tuned for more info!

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Red Sea, El Gouna, Egypt

Contact: Dorota Czerny, dorota@gue.com

Event website: Red Sea Explorers

Date: September 19, 2022 to September 25, 2022

Description: Information for Wreck Creative Trip .pdf format - HERE

Wreck Creative Trip - Week 2  will be a Classic Creative Trip to various places, some wrecks too, and different types of content captured - from photos, videos, social media content, and many more. The classic trip with a lot of fun, creative work, learning and excellent diving.
Before the trip, we also plan to organize some social activities from desert trips, sailing, kitesurfing, and socializing with the GUE divers from Wreck Creative Trip - Week 1 (see September 14th GUE Social/Community Week in Egypt on the GUE Events Calendar). 

The purpose of the Wreck Creative Trip is to create photos and videos that GUE can use in their marketing efforts and the creation of educational materials and publications. We may also do images for supporting companies (i.e. Halcyon, FE, DAN etc.), but alongside the work there is a lot of fun, lectures, and potential for workshops and excellent diving.
The planned route will include famous wrecks of Abu Nuhas and Thistelgorm, along with shallow and deeper reef dives.

REQUIREMENTS:
For working divers, there are specific requirements for gear and skill level, and the amount of spaces for working divers is limited. There will be time for some fun dives for those participants, but you should be ready to commit the most of your time to work (photo and or video dives).
For fun divers: GUE certification at any level (recreational divers are welcome to join as well).

COSTS:
Creative Team Divers OC - € 690 (includes environmental and route taxes).
Fun divers OC - € 1092 (includes environmental and route taxes).
Non Divers - € 992 (includes environmental and route taxes).
Please, contact Red Sea Explorers (RSE) (info@redseaexplorers.com) for more details about gear rental and packages.

HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT AND BOOK
For those who would like to book, please fill in the booking request below and send it back to Dorota Czerny ASAP to reserve the spot.
Booking Request
All payments are made directly to RSE upon receipt of their invoice after receiving the above booking confirmation.

WHAT’S INCLUDED OR NOT
The price includes:
● Dive guides for fun divers (if needed or requested).
● 7 nights of full-board accommodation on board.
● Mineral water, tea, coffee, and soft drinks.
● 3-4 dives per day (2-3 dives on the last day).
● Tanks (EAN32), weights.
● Transfer to/from the boat.

This price is not including:
● Flights.
● Visa fees are € 25 per person (payable at the airport; please check your visa requirements for Egypt as some nationalities are to obtain a pre-arrival visa).
● Scuba Diving and Travel Insurance.

Extras payable on board:
● Extra Transfer (additional to airport pickups).
● Rental of Dive Equipment if needed (please contact RSE to arrange for details of equipment needs).
● Alcoholic beverages.

Gratuities:
As in any other country, you are more than welcome to tip the crew if satisfied with the service provided during your trip. Recommended gratuity is €80 per person. In case of further price increases by the Government, Red Sea Explorers reserve the right to adjust fees and surcharges.

OTHER INFO
Check-in & check out:
Check-in is not before 6 PM on the first day of the liveaboard
Check out at the latest by 10 AM on the last day of the liveaboard

General:
● The first night of the trip is spent on board at the Port or in a 4* hotel, according to the boat's schedule.
● The last night of the trip is spent on board at the Port or in a 4* hotel, according to the boat's schedule.
● All details of participants should be sent 3 weeks before the start of the trip (full name, nationality, passport number, rental equipment request, dietary needs, etc).
● All participants should have a copy of their passports/ID upon check-in onboard and a valid dive certificate & log book.

Boat MV Tala
https://www.redseaexplorers.com/liveaboard/mv-tala/
Itinerary
https://www.redseaexplorers.com/itineraries/north/
Onboard prices (rentals)
https://www.redseaexplorers.com/onboard-pricing/

Certification requirement: Rec 1 or Fundamentals

October

Event type: Conference

Location: Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre, Australia

Contact: Sue Crowe, sue.crowe@diveoztek.com.au

Event website: OZTek Advanced Diving Conference

Date: October 1, 2022 to October 2, 2022

Description: Established in 1999 as The Australian Diving Technologies Conference & Rebreather Forum, OZTek has rapidly evolved, gaining in stature and international recognition to become one of the leading events of its type held anywhere in the world. Focused on the latest developments in diving, and the technology used by underwater explorers in their bid to unlock the ocean's secrets. Today OZTek Advanced Diving Conference has become synonymous with diving excitement, exploration, and adventure.

Building on the success of the previous events, the OZTek'22 Advanced Diving Conference will feature an international cast of speakers - each an acknowledged expert in their respective field of diving expertise. Our brief?
To inspire, enthrall, educate, and entertain.

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Conference

Location: High Springs, Florida, United States

Date: October 28, 2022

Description: GUE's inaugural "Fun Run" kicks off our fun on Friday morning from our Headquarters in High Springs, Florida, followed by a post-run brunch for racers and instructors. Walk or run 6k or 12k to demonstrate our commitment to excellence, and then join us that evening for a social. 

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Conference

Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Contact: GUE HQ, info@gue.com

Date: October 29, 2022 to October 30, 2022

Description: We hope to see you at the GUE Conference this year!

We have started seeing more visitors to HQ, and it has been a friendly reminder that we look forward to welcoming many of you back later this year for the conference. As we finalize our plans, we are pleased to share a few additional details with you. Full registration and details are forthcoming. 

Super-special conference hotel rates. Book now!

October 29: Saturday presentations are back at the Hilton in Gainesville! Join us at our favorite venue for a full day of interesting speakers and a social to follow. 

October 30: Sunday includes workshops and diving, socializing and dining, ALL in High Springs! 

October 31: Happy Halloween!! Rest for the wicked and weary? 


More information will be posted when available.

Certification requirement: No requirement

November

Event type: Dive Show

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Contact: GUE HQ, info@gue.com

Event website: DEMA Show 2022 Website

Date: November 1, 2022 to November 4, 2022

Description: Come visit GUE at booth #2060!

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Sala, Sweden

Contact: Annika Persson, annika@gue.com

Event website: GUE weekend Sala Silvermine

Date: November 18, 2022 to November 20, 2022

Description: GUE Norden invites to diving in Sala Silvermine.
Arrive afternoon/evening 18 Nov. Diving in the mine on 19 - 20 Nov. Ending the diving in afternoon 20 Nov.

Cost:
Diving 1600 sv kr (approximation 160 Euro) Plus your gas fils, accomodation, food and transport.

There are no tanks for rental but we can organize this for people flying in.
Need to be GUE Cave1 or GUE Cave2
Need to be used to very cold water diving, the mine is having approx 2-3 C degrees.
Need to follow the rules given by the mine and event responsible.

Certification requirement: Cave 1 or Cave 2

2023

March

Event type: Community Event

Location: Vancouver Island, Canada

Contact: Guy Shockey, guyshockey@me.com

Event website: Leading EDGE Performance Workshop V 3.0 2023

Date: March 17, 2023 to March 18, 2023

Description: This will be the third time we have offered the Leading EDGE performance workshop and V 3.0 promises to be the best yet! The Leading EDGE performance workshop is an opportunity for GUE divers to polish their skills and refresh their memory under the supervision of skilled GUE instructors. The Leading EDGE performance workshop caters to GUE divers of all levels of recreation and technical diving, including CCR.

Certification requirement: Fundamentals