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2021

August

Event type: Project

Location: Portland, United Kingdom

Contact: Neil Powell, neil.powell@gue.com

Event website: UKEP project 2021 application form

Date: August 2, 2021 to August 6, 2021

Description: A project to explore and document unknown wrecks on the south coast of the UK.

Certification requirement: Tech 1
Event type: Community Event

Location: Kankakee, IL, United States

Contact: Chris H & John K, ricki@gue.com

Event website: MWUE / GUE Open Day

Date: August 21, 2021

Description:
A great event to join if you are new to GUE, and want to learn more from GUE instructors. 
Haigh Quarry https://www.haighquarry.com/
Open to all certified divers.

MidWest Underwater Explorers (MWUE) is a Global Underwater Explorers community based in the Midwest USA. The following is a list of community events being planned for 2021 by community member / volunteers. Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mwuegue/) to sign up and get the latest information. Different events are open to different levels of divers. Likeminded non-GUE certified divers interested in our community are welcome to join where indicated.
 

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Project

Location: Eyemouth, United Kingdom

Contact: Marcus Rose, marcusrose@gue.com

Event website: Project Baseline UK

Date: August 23, 2021 to August 27, 2021

Description: A collaborative project with Blue Marine Foundation to help generate a habitat map of the Berwickshire Marine Reserve. Diver surveys will be used to survey areas that can’t be reached by towed video.

Certification requirement: Tech 1
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Contact: For participation as a working team member, please contact Dorota Czerny, dorota@gue.com

Event website: Red Sea Liveaboard Diving

Date: August 28, 2021 to September 2, 2021

Description: Event type: Diving trip

Location: Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Date: August 28 - September 2, 2021

Contact: info@redseaexplorers.com

Event website: Red Sea Liveaboard Diving

Description: The fourth edition of the annual GUE creative trip is planned for August 2021. 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.

Costs:
Guest price (non-working divers): €1015 
Working team price: €900

The price includes full-board accommodation in a shared en-suite cabin, environmental and route taxes (100 euro), airport transfers (destination airport is Hurghada, Egypt), tanks with ean32, and weights.
All visitors to Egypt need a visa that costs 25 USD (price as for December 2020)
 

Certification requirement: No requirement

September

Event type: Project

Location: Sagres, Portugal

Contact: Diogo Paulo, diogo@gue.com

Date: September 6, 2021 to September 11, 2021

Description: During September GUE Instructors and researchers Nuno Padrão and Diogo Paulo are organizing a coral restoration project in Portugal - Sagres. The main goal of the project is to continue testing gorgonian transplantation methodologies, and monitor existing transplants.
In an unprecedented cooperation, researchers from the Centre of Marine Sciences have been working with local fishermen. The corals caught in fishing nets are rescued by the fishermen and later kept in aquariums where they are fed and monitored. Once healthy, and conditions allowing, these corals are transplanted back into the ocean using different methodologies. Unfortunately for this project there is no official funding, therefore volunteers must contribute with logistical costs associated with their participation. 
The project is part of an ongoing research at the Centre of Marine Sciences, a non profit research institution located in the South of Portugal.
If you would like to collaborate with an active ongoing research effort, this is an opportunity for you!

The plan for the week includes:
-A Scientific Workshop, we will talk about ecosystem engineers and the current challenges faced. This will be held to prepare the teams for the tasks to be performed.
 
-At least 8 dives to deploy artificial reefs with gorgonian corals in 30-35m depth. Monitor the corals after deployment. Photo ID the corals to establish a baseline for growth and health monitoring. Monitor surrounding gorgonian reefs (15-30m depth).

Extra points of interest:
- Close from the deployment point there is "Torvore",  a Norweigian WWI shipwreck that has been sunked by the famous U-35 submarine. It is a 75m ship with 3 decks (now collapsed), some cargo is still visible. This site is known to be frequently visited by Sun-Fish (Mola mola).

More on this historical wreck is available here, PDF with full history:
Flanders Marine Institute
 
- Several Marine Caves can be found within 5 mins from the harbor, offering one very interesting experience for those certified with Cave 1. Average depth is 10m offering a very interesting dive. Catedral and Queijo Suiço are the two most famous ones, with several dry domes and very interesting navigation. We can organize dives after the project dives if you are interested. Please advise us if such would be of your interest.

- The project will be developed in a Marine Protected Area, where biodiversity is high. The dive sites are mainly in walls, marine caves/caverns and rocky reefs close to shore. 
 
Water temperature should be around 18ºC (16 to 21 depending on years, so dry suit is recommended), visibility varies from 5m to 20m, mild currents to none (only at the surface). 
 
Price per person including all logistics (boats, gas, tanks, permits) excluding accommodation and food: 600 euros.

Accommodation can be found locally ranging from 250 for 4 nights up 1500 for an apartment for 2 people. We can help direct those interested in finding the best options for your budget and needs.

For accommodation, places of reference are::

Apartamentos Tonel

Memmo Baleeira

Aparthotel Navigator

Martinhal Resort

We are accepting Fundamentals (Tec pass) or above (ex. REC3 , T1), giving preference to certified GUE Scientific Divers, Documentation and Photogrammetry divers. Underwater photographers and videographers with their own gear are welcomed to join and help us reach out to the Global community with the outcome of this project.

Certification requirement: Fundamentals
Event type: Community Event

Date: September 18, 2021 to September 19, 2021

Description: Join us for our second annual CommUNITY Day! GUE communities around the world will gather together on the same weekend to celebrate our love for diving. It doesn’t matter where you’re located or what time zone you are in, you will feel part of the worldwide GUE community. Diving has the power to unite us all. 
  Register to Give a Presentation

Keep an eye out for more information!

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Demo Day

Location: Ottawa, OH, United States

Contact: Jayme & Alex L, ricki@gue.com

Event website: Skills Weekend at Gilboa Quarry

Date: September 25, 2021 to September 26, 2021

Description:
A great place for both shallow and deep profile diving practice. 
Gilboa Quarry https://divegilboa.com/
Open to all certified divers.

MidWest Underwater Explorers (MWUE) is a Global Underwater Explorers community based in the Midwest USA. The following is a list of community events being planned for 2021 by community member / volunteers. Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mwuegue/) to sign up and get the latest information. Different events are open to different levels of divers. Likeminded non-GUE certified divers interested in our community are welcome to join where indicated.
 

Certification requirement: No requirement

October

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Contact: Ricki O, ricki@gue.com

Event website: Seattle / British Columbia Wreck Exploration

Date: October 21, 2021 to October 23, 2021

Description:
A great chance to join some experienced GUE divers from established communities for some excellent wreck diving.
Rec and Tech profiles available. (Space limited) 
Certified and Current rec/tech GUE divers only.

MidWest Underwater Explorers (MWUE) is a Global Underwater Explorers community based in the Midwest USA. The following is a list of community events being planned for 2021 by community member / volunteers. Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mwuegue/) to sign up and get the latest information. Different events are open to different levels of divers. Likeminded non-GUE certified divers interested in our community are welcome to join where indicated.
 

Certification requirement: Rec 1 or Fundamentals or Tech 1
Event type: Community Event

Event website: Scuba.Digital

Date: October 22, 2021 to October 25, 2021

Description: THE #1 ONLINE DIVE SHOW
Meet Dive Industry Experts Online. In Your Browser. Win Fantastic Prizes. In Partnership With Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) & DAN Europe.

Certification requirement: No requirement

November

Event type: Dive Show

Location: Las Vegas, United States

Contact: DEMA, info@dema.org

Event website: DEMA Show

Date: November 16, 2021 to November 19, 2021

Description:

Produced by DEMA, the annual DEMA Show is the largest trade-only event in the world for companies doing business in the scuba diving, ocean water sports and adventure/dive travel industries.
It attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world each year.

GUE will be in booth #2320.



Certification requirement: No requirement

2022

February

Event type: Diving Trip

Date: February 2, 2022 to February 13, 2022

Description:

This trip is currently full. See the above for another Antarctica opportunity!

This GUE diving adventure is exclusive to GUE Members and offers an incredible range of experiences as well as unique insight into the environmental challenges facing the polar regions. Join GUE principals, including President Jarrod Jablonski, and an expedition staff of geologists, marine biologists, cetacean scientists, ornithologists, and professionals from other disciplines. Participants can also support dedicated Project Baseline dive sites during the expedition as we coordinate with scientists at Palmer Science Station to determine areas that would best benefit from ongoing research.
 
Start your 12-day trip with a day-long tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park in Argentina before sailing the Drake Passage and tracing the path of early polar explorers. Witness the splendor of humpback and minke whales breaching the sea amid the many albatross and other birds, all while touring a magnificent series of glaciers and icebergs. Dive among thousands of penguins in addition to leopard seals and a wide range of unique invertebrates. Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome to join specially organized trips.

 This trip is in partnership with Blue Green Expeditions. All proceeds go towards supporting GUE’s nonprofit mission. This unique adventure will sell out quickly, so reserve your spot soon!

Certification requirement: No requirement

October

Event type: Conference

Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Contact: GUE HQ, info@gue.com

Date: October 28, 2022 to October 29, 2022

Description: Join us for a weekend of lectures, workshops, socials, and more!

More information will be posted when available.

Certification requirement: No requirement