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2022

April

Event type: Scholarship

Date: April 1, 2022 to July 1, 2022

Description: As a way to empower the next generation of divers, GUE has created the NextGen Scholarship to provide a year of training and other benefits to deserving divers on their quest for excellence. This year the scholarship will support one diver, with additional diver support being added in future years. If you're a certified diver who is passionate about pursuing further education, have an interest in exploration and conservation, and are ready for a year of new adventures, keep reading to learn more!

Through the generous donation of course spaces from GUE instructors, one year of tuition-free GUE training is made available to divers. These course spaces include the majority of GUE's curriculum, and with a generous travel budget, dedicated support from a NextGen Mentor, and a new set of gear from Halcyon, scholarship recipients are able to undertake GUE training in the locations and environments they're most passionate about. In exchange for this support, scholars will provide both written and video documentation of their year as a NextGen scholar and take part in a NextGen presentation at the next GUE conference.

Certification requirement: No requirement
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

June

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Narvik, Norway

Contact: Annika Persson, Annika@gue.com

Event website: Galten Dive Narvik

Date: June 5, 2022 to June 11, 2022

Description: Join GUE Norway diving the wrecks in Narvik!

Certification requirement: Tech 1 or Tech 2 or CCR 1 or CCR 2 or RB80
Event type: Project

Location: Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Contact: Bruno Borelli, info@portofinodivers.com

Event website: RAN Conservation Diver Program

Date: June 11, 2022 to June 16, 2022

Description: Reef Alert Network (reefalert.org) is a not-for-profit organization founded by a group of passionate underwater explorers, marine scientists, and researchers with the aim of shaping a new generation of conservation divers ready for action. The new frontier of recreational scuba diving is not only to educate all divers to respect the environment, but also to train them to help science monitor and recover the most threatened habitats.
Through our network of conservation volunteer divers, researchers and affiliated dive facilities, we support local diving communities to achieve their goals and all those who want to take action to protect biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea.
Join our Conservation Diver program to provide support to the local volunteers to monitor, preserve, and restore threatened marine ecosystems by the effects of climate change and anthropogenic activities.
As a conservation volunteer diver you can contribute the protection of our temperate reefs assessing the health status of marine habitats and species, collecting data by scientific monitoring protocols.
You will contribute your time and skills to help collect vital data for researchers and help support critical marine conservation work.
The RAN Conservation Divers program allows the diver to learn and apply scientific methodologies tested and shared internationally. In practice it is like acquiring a universal language. Spreading this language through "Citizen Science" projects allows to create a network of volunteers able to contribute to the knowledge and protection of the marine environment, and to collaborate with researchers and managers of protected marine areas by providing them with up-to-date and reliable data.

Certification requirement: Fundamentals
Event type: Project

Location: Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Contact: Marcus Rose, marcusrose@gue.com

Event website: Project Baseline Events

Date: June 20, 2022 to June 24, 2022

Description: This is a collaborative project between the Blue Marine Foundation, GUE divers and Project Baseline UK, documenting the marine habitats within the Berwickshire marine protected areas. Divers will conduct video transects and protected marine feature surveys to help baseline conditions within the reserve. The data collected will help to gauge the effects of sustainable fishing initiatives in the area.

Certification requirement: Tech 1
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Saanich inlet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Guy Shockey, GS@GUE.com

Event website: Project Baseline Vancouver Island

Date: June 25, 2022 to June 26, 2022

Description: Join us for a weekend of diving on current Project Baseline sites and exploring beautiful Saanich Inlet for new ones with Project Baseline Vancouver manager, Chris Locker. This event is open to divers of all levels and we will be diving on some of the locations in Saanich inlet that are only accessible by boat. To that end, Thermocline Diving will provide logistical support and 2-3 boats for a weekend of fun!

Certification requirement: Rec 1
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Krnica Dive, Istria, Croatia

Contact: Daniel Schulte, daniel@gue.com

Event website: DPV Exploration Week

Date: June 26, 2022 to July 1, 2022

Description: To boldly dive where no one dived before...
This week is planned to do DPV dives along the coastline of Istria, Croatia.

GUE DPV1 and scooter are requirement. The dives are planned in the 30m range.

Certification requirement: Fundamentals or DPV 1

July

Event type: Scholarship

Date: July 1, 2022

Description: As a way to empower the next generation of divers, GUE has created the NextGen Scholarship to provide a year of training and other benefits to deserving divers on their quest for excellence. This year the scholarship will support one diver, with additional diver support being added in future years. If you're a certified diver who is passionate about pursuing further education, have an interest in exploration and conservation, and are ready for a year of new adventures, keep reading to learn more!

Through the generous donation of course spaces from GUE instructors, one year of tuition-free GUE training is made available to divers. These course spaces include the majority of GUE's curriculum, and with a generous travel budget, dedicated support from a NextGen Mentor, and a new set of gear from Halcyon, scholarship recipients are able to undertake GUE training in the locations and environments they're most passionate about. In exchange for this support, scholars will provide both written and video documentation of their year as a NextGen scholar and take part in a NextGen presentation at the next GUE conference.

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Guy Shockey, GS@GUE.com

Event website: Thermocline 2022 Project and Exploration Schedule

Date: July 1, 2022 to July 3, 2022

Description: This is the July long weekend and we want to do something special. We will be headed north and staging out of Comox for the weekend. On Day one we will cross the strait and dive the SS Capilano and then the MV Gulfstream. On day 2 we will dive the Sceptre Squamish.

The SS Capilano is one of the prettiest wrecks in BC. It sits on the bottom at about 130' (39m), upright and covered in life. The Capilano sunk in 1915 and remained hidden for 60 years until discovered by fishermen. There is some great history surrounding this wreck and we will talk about it on the trip.
This wreck is home to some huge yellow eyed rock fish and looks like a blanket of white plumose anemones.

The MV Gulfstream has a storied past beginning prior to WW1 as a private vessel, then in 1917, she became the Wenonah and was armed with three int guns and depth charges. After the war she was purchased and again used as a pleasure yacht. She was acquired by the Canadian Navy in the beginning of WW2 and mostly acted as a training vessel during the war. In her capacity as HMCS Wolf, she trained many a sailor for escort duties in the Atlantic. After the war she was bought, re-engined with diesels and used as a ferry on the BC Coast. During a storm in 1947, she hit Dinner Rock and started to take on water. Five passengers died in this flooded vessel with four of them recovered by divers and the 5th, never found. She now sits between 170' (51m) and 125' (37m) and is one of the prettiest wrecks in BC. Usually home to lots of ling cod and Puget Sound king crabs, she makes for a spectacular dive.

The Sceptre Squamish is an unusual wreck in that it was a derrick barge loaded with a 150 ton crane that sank on November 16th, 1990. This means it is still in very good condition and is now basically an artificial reef that is home for some of the biggest ling cod you will ever see. They hide in the Crane boom and must believe they are totally hidden, but you can see through the criss-crossed supports of the crane boom. The Sceptre Squamish is a deeper wreck and sits on the bottom at 180' (54m). This makes it either a "T2 light" or a heavy duty T1 dive. In my experience wreck divers consistently inflate wreck depths and seldom account for the relief the wreck provides.
For example, much of the upper hull of the barge is not 180'. I would suggest doing one longer dive on this wreck because of the depth. There are also other dive sites within easy cruising distance if anyone wants a second dive on that day.

Depending on the number of divers, we will either take one or two boats and our chase RHIB. The diving will happen on the 2nd and the 3rd but I would suggest getting there on the 1st to load etc. so we can have a good start on the 2nd. Depending on how many people do this, we could even arrange to have a social get together the afternoon/evening of the first.

Certification requirement: Tech 1

August

Event type: Community Event

Location: Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Guy Shockey, gs@gue.com

Event website: Thermocline 2022 Project and Exploration Schedule

Date: August 6, 2022 to August 7, 2022

Description: Join us for two days of fun wreck diving on the HMCS Saskatchewan and the HMCS Cape Breton. We will be staging out of Nanaimo so the trips out to the wrecks will be short. We can either have a BBQ on the boats on Saturday evening, or get together for a meal at a local restaurant.
Each day of diving will include a hot lunch with two dives scheduled per day.

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

Date: September 8, 2022 to September 15, 2022

Description: This trip 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 the next trip (socials scheduled for 15 - 18 September). 
For details, please contact Dorota Czerny.
 

Certification requirement: Rec 1 or Fundamentals
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, Egypt

Contact: Dorota Czerny, dorota@gue.com

Event website: Red Sea Liveaboard Diving

Date: September 18, 2022 to September 25, 2022

Description: The annual GUE creative trip is planned for September 2022. During the one week liveaboard, participants will have the opportunity to both engage in the creative aspect of the event by being a model, photographer, or videographer as well fun diving in one of the best dive destinations - the Red Sea.

For participation as a working team member, please contact Dorota Czerny at dorota@gue.com, and for regular fun dive bookings, contact the dive operator, Red Sea Explorers, directly: info@redseaexplorers.com

The conditions of participation for all is being GUE trained at any level.
For the working team, you should have an underwater photo or videography experience. For divers interested in modeling, you should have some underwater modeling experience, or patience to get some, and motivation to learn.

Before the trip, we plan to organize some social activities from desert trips, sailing, kitesurfing and socializing with the GUE divers from the previous trip (socials - 15 - 18 September). 
For details, please contact Dorota Czerny.

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 "Race for Excellence" 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 5k or 10k 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: Join us for a weekend of lectures, workshops, socials, and more!

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

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