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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

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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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