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2024

June

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Krnica, Croatia

Event website: GUE DPV Week

Date: June 22, 2024 to June 29, 2024

Description: A week of DPV fun in the beautiful waters of Croatia. Like in the last iterations of this event, you will have the opportunity to get hours of trigger time along reefs and wrecks in the Krnica area, Cres Island, and the famous Cathedral on Premuda Island.

Contact

Certification requirement: Rec 1
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Contact: Blue Green Expeditions, info@bluegreenexpeditions.com

Event website: Spitsbergen GUE Trip - 2024

Date: June 24, 2024 to July 10, 2024

Description:
Join Jarrod Jablonski and Global Underwater Explorers on this unique adventure for divers and non-divers alike!

Above the water line enjoy the unique Arctic landscape and incredible wildlife - polar bears, walruses, whales, and birds.
For divers we will experience an amazing variety of marine invertebrates and explore virgin territory at Bear and Hopen Islands.
Underwater, who knows what we will find...we will have to find out for ourselves!

Come join us!!

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Project

Location: Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy

Contact: Andrea Marassich, mara@gue.com

Event website: Cartography - Cala Luna - Session 2024

Date: June 30, 2024 to July 5, 2024

Description: The exploration and surveying of Cala Luna cave continues to expand, but mapping this cave system poses significant challenges. While a major restriction hinders access to a substantial portion, the initial section that was previously mapped lacks a detailed profile view.

The objective is to integrate the missing elements of the first section of 2024 with the newly explored passages, using advanced tools like mNemo and SUEX Sinapsi. This endeavor involves navigating the complex cave system and devising protocols harmonizing various tools, formats, and technologies.
The task is twofold: to chart the unexplored sections, and complete the existing map with a comprehensive profile view. We aim to produce an accurate and detailed Cala Luna cartography, encompassing newly discovered and previously mapped regions.

Alternate contacts: 
Dorota Czerny
Jennifer Thomson
Phreatic.org

Certification requirement: Cave 1 or Cave 2

July

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Gdańsk, Poland

Contact: Bartek Trzcinski, bat@gue.com

Event website: Kriegsmarine Wrecks 2024

Date: July 1, 2024 to July 7, 2024

Description: GENERAL PLAN
We plan to perform a series of dives on the wrecks of German Navy ships sunk during World War II in the proximity of Gdańsk, Poland.

WHY?
We want to better understand and document the history of local shipwrecks.
The visual materials collected during the dives will contribute to the database of the website "Wraki Baltyku -Wrecks of the Baltic Sea"

HOW?
There are at least a dozen German Navy shipwrecks in the vicinity of the Bay of Gdańsk. We are planning to dive such positions as: T/S Franken, Minesweeper Munin, U-768, Boelcke and many others. Planned depth range: from 30m to 70m - depending on the team's composition and preferences. Depending on weather conditions we plan to spend up to 7 days on diving.

Requirements:
   - Tech 1
   - CCR 1

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

Location: Blekinge and Kalmar, Sweden

Contact: Per Normark, per@gue.com

Event website: GUE Sweden

Date: July 13, 2024 to July 20, 2024

Description: After finalising mapping and documenting ghost nets in the Baltic Sea in 2023, Operation Spöknät/Ghost Net will now turn to retrieve nets in Blekinge and Kalmar regions with support from the relevant Regional Administrative Boards. A first focus will be in the area where the two regions meet in the southern part of Sweden.

The activities are planned for five consecutive weeks and the goal the different weeks is similar; to retrieve and document as much ghost nets as possible taking weather, diving conditions and diver´s experience into consideration to be able to do this in a safe and efficient way. Please note, however, that the area is exposed and very sensitive to changing weather conditions.

The dates are as follows;
⁃    13-20 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    20-27 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    27 July to 3 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    3-10 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    10-17 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1

In connection with the start of the separate weeks, retrieval training will be offered for all divers.

Diving will take place on all depths from 25-50 metres which is the maximum depth of the project. We dive standard GUE protocols on nitrox 32 or 18/45. Bottom time normally 30-60 minutes depending on tasks. Bottom temperatures in the Baltic Sea remains low also in the summer at around 5 degrees Celsius, but temperature on decompression is normally 10-15 degrees.

Travel to the project location by flight, train, bus or your own means of transport. To facilitate dive planning and logistics, all activities run Saturday to Saturday. 

We rent two houses for the teams, but expect to share bedrooms.

We will have a compressor and other needed facilities available to cater for our own gasses.

Facebook - Operation Spöknät

Certification requirement: Fundamentals
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Gdansk and Wladyslawowo, Poland

Contact: Bartek Trzcinski, bartek@divehouse.pl

Event website: Baltic Wreck Week

Date: July 17, 2024 to July 21, 2024

Description: The Baltic Sea is known for the abundance of shipwrecks. We would like to take you on a trip around the Polish coast from Gdansk to Wladyslawowo .
We will dive on wrecks within the nitrox range.
Fun dives, wreck documentation, and wreck diving workshops included :-)

Certification requirement: Rec 1 or Fundamentals
Event type: Project

Location: Blekinge and Kalmar, Sweden

Contact: Per Normark, per@gue.com

Event website: GUE Sweden

Date: July 20, 2024 to July 27, 2024

Description: After finalising mapping and documenting ghost nets in the Baltic Sea in 2023, Operation Spöknät/Ghost Net will now turn to retrieve nets in Blekinge and Kalmar regions with support from the relevant Regional Administrative Boards. A first focus will be in the area where the two regions meet in the southern part of Sweden.

The activities are planned for five consecutive weeks and the goal the different weeks is similar; to retrieve and document as much ghost nets as possible taking weather, diving conditions and diver´s experience into consideration to be able to do this in a safe and efficient way. Please note, however, that the area is exposed and very sensitive to changing weather conditions.

The dates are as follows;
⁃    13-20 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    20-27 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    27 July to 3 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    3-10 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    10-17 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1

In connection with the start of the separate weeks, retrieval training will be offered for all divers.

Diving will take place on all depths from 25-50 metres which is the maximum depth of the project. We dive standard GUE protocols on nitrox 32 or 18/45. Bottom time normally 30-60 minutes depending on tasks. Bottom temperatures in the Baltic Sea remains low also in the summer at around 5 degrees Celsius, but temperature on decompression is normally 10-15 degrees.

Travel to the project location by flight, train, bus or your own means of transport. To facilitate dive planning and logistics, all activities run Saturday to Saturday. 

We rent two houses for the teams, but expect to share bedrooms.

We will have a compressor and other needed facilities available to cater for our own gasses.

Facebook - Operation Spöknät

Certification requirement: Fundamentals
Event type: Project

Location: Blekinge and Kalmar, Sweden

Contact: Per Normark, per@gue.com

Event website: GUE Sweden

Date: July 27, 2024 to August 3, 2024

Description: After finalising mapping and documenting ghost nets in the Baltic Sea in 2023, Operation Spöknät/Ghost Net will now turn to retrieve nets in Blekinge and Kalmar regions with support from the relevant Regional Administrative Boards. A first focus will be in the area where the two regions meet in the southern part of Sweden.

The activities are planned for five consecutive weeks and the goal the different weeks is similar; to retrieve and document as much ghost nets as possible taking weather, diving conditions and diver´s experience into consideration to be able to do this in a safe and efficient way. Please note, however, that the area is exposed and very sensitive to changing weather conditions.

The dates are as follows;
⁃    13-20 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    20-27 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    27 July to 3 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    3-10 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    10-17 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1

In connection with the start of the separate weeks, retrieval training will be offered for all divers.

Diving will take place on all depths from 25-50 metres which is the maximum depth of the project. We dive standard GUE protocols on nitrox 32 or 18/45. Bottom time normally 30-60 minutes depending on tasks. Bottom temperatures in the Baltic Sea remains low also in the summer at around 5 degrees Celsius, but temperature on decompression is normally 10-15 degrees.

Travel to the project location by flight, train, bus or your own means of transport. To facilitate dive planning and logistics, all activities run Saturday to Saturday. 

We rent two houses for the teams, but expect to share bedrooms.

We will have a compressor and other needed facilities available to cater for our own gasses.

Facebook - Operation Spöknät

Certification requirement: Tech 1 or DPV 1

August

Event type: Community Event

Location: Online,

Contact: GUE HQ, info@gue.com

Event website: GUE Fit for Purpose FB group

Date: August 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024

Description: READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?
 
Join us for our third community fitness activity! For the entire month of August, we are excited to get the global community online and using GUE’s Fit for Purpose Facebook Group to participate in our fitness month alongside our regular diving activities.
 
The Challenge: Check back soon for our goal for the month!
 
Participants are encouraged to share their journey online and encourage others by sharing daily proof via screenshots and videos to the FB group. 
 
For those that send in proof of activity for all 31 days and complete the challenge, there will be a reward (stay tuned to find out more!). 

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Project

Location: Blekinge and Kalmar, Sweden

Contact: Per Normark, per@gue.com

Event website: GUE Sweden

Date: August 3, 2024 to August 10, 2024

Description: After finalising mapping and documenting ghost nets in the Baltic Sea in 2023, Operation Spöknät/Ghost Net will now turn to retrieve nets in Blekinge and Kalmar regions with support from the relevant Regional Administrative Boards. A first focus will be in the area where the two regions meet in the southern part of Sweden.

The activities are planned for five consecutive weeks and the goal the different weeks is similar; to retrieve and document as much ghost nets as possible taking weather, diving conditions and diver´s experience into consideration to be able to do this in a safe and efficient way. Please note, however, that the area is exposed and very sensitive to changing weather conditions.

The dates are as follows;
⁃    13-20 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    20-27 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    27 July to 3 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    3-10 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    10-17 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1

In connection with the start of the separate weeks, retrieval training will be offered for all divers.

Diving will take place on all depths from 25-50 metres which is the maximum depth of the project. We dive standard GUE protocols on nitrox 32 or 18/45. Bottom time normally 30-60 minutes depending on tasks. Bottom temperatures in the Baltic Sea remains low also in the summer at around 5 degrees Celsius, but temperature on decompression is normally 10-15 degrees.

Travel to the project location by flight, train, bus or your own means of transport. To facilitate dive planning and logistics, all activities run Saturday to Saturday. 

We rent two houses for the teams, but expect to share bedrooms.

We will have a compressor and other needed facilities available to cater for our own gasses.

Facebook - Operation Spöknät

Certification requirement: Tech 1 or DPV 1
Event type: Project

Location: Blekinge and Kalmar, Sweden

Contact: Per Normark, per@gue.com

Event website: GUE Sweden

Date: August 10, 2024 to August 17, 2024

Description: After finalising mapping and documenting ghost nets in the Baltic Sea in 2023, Operation Spöknät/Ghost Net will now turn to retrieve nets in Blekinge and Kalmar regions with support from the relevant Regional Administrative Boards. A first focus will be in the area where the two regions meet in the southern part of Sweden.

The activities are planned for five consecutive weeks and the goal the different weeks is similar; to retrieve and document as much ghost nets as possible taking weather, diving conditions and diver´s experience into consideration to be able to do this in a safe and efficient way. Please note, however, that the area is exposed and very sensitive to changing weather conditions.

The dates are as follows;
⁃    13-20 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    20-27 July - minimum requirement GUE Fundamentals Techpass
⁃    27 July to 3 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    3-10 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1
⁃    10-17 August - minimum requirement GUE Tech 1 and DPV1

In connection with the start of the separate weeks, retrieval training will be offered for all divers.

Diving will take place on all depths from 25-50 metres which is the maximum depth of the project. We dive standard GUE protocols on nitrox 32 or 18/45. Bottom time normally 30-60 minutes depending on tasks. Bottom temperatures in the Baltic Sea remains low also in the summer at around 5 degrees Celsius, but temperature on decompression is normally 10-15 degrees.

Travel to the project location by flight, train, bus or your own means of transport. To facilitate dive planning and logistics, all activities run Saturday to Saturday. 

We rent two houses for the teams, but expect to share bedrooms.

We will have a compressor and other needed facilities available to cater for our own gasses.

Facebook - Operation Spöknät

Certification requirement: Tech 1 or DPV 1
Event type: Project

Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contact: Per Normark, per@gue.com

Date: August 31, 2024 to September 11, 2024

Description: Return to the Balkans

Over a few years time now, I have been diving in the Balkans. Together with our local partners, we plan to conduct some cave diving, exploration, mapping, documentation, and serious fun in Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 31 - September 11. We plan to explore some already dived caves and also venture into some new places.

Goals and objectives
The goal is to experience some spectacular diving in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the settings will be as spectacular as the diving itself. In addition to just cave diving, we will do some exploration, mapping, documentation, and have some serious fun in the Balkans. I will offer some suggestions for pre-reading for the trip.

Most caves in the Balkans start deep and continue deeper. This year they will be between 40 and 100 meters deep. Water temperature normally between 8 and 10 degrees.

On the cave side, I have the following in mind, but happy to discuss options and details:
* Last year we visited Buna, but did not get very far. This year I would like to continue exploration beyond what is on the map we saw. This would include a DPV and some significant deco as the depth is about 90 meters.
* Same thing with Bunica. Last year we stopped at 75 meters, but this year I would like to continue beyond that point.
* In Kajtazovina we got to the lake pretty quickly, but no one has been able to tell me what’s beyond the lake. I’d like to continue there.
* We were also told that there are two caves that have not been dived more than at the entrance; Estavella and Studencici. I have asked for more information about them, but I would be surprised if we can get anything without going there ourselves
* I would also like to return to Bastasica.

The ambition for the trip is to have two teams of three divers, to be able to do exploration and documentation in a safe and efficient manner. With six divers, we will need two to three cars. In addition to mine, we can rent cars locally or if someone else is ready to bring a suitable car.

There are two options for this trip;
- You can travel by your own car and bring all your gear and gasses, while accommodation, breakfast, air and nitrox fills, no helium, dive permits and any other local logistical support will be arranged on location.
- You can fly to the Split in Croatia and in addition to the above, the package will include transportation, tanks, DPV and Sofnolime.

Suitable level; C2/CCR2/CCR Cave/DPV Cave or equivalent.

Certification requirement: CCR 2 or Cave 2

September

Event type: Project

Location: Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy

Contact: Andrea Marassich, mara@gue.com

Event website: Exploration - Cala Luna - Session 2024

Date: September 1, 2024 to September 6, 2024

Description: The third session of 2024 will aim to complete the survey and cartography in already known passages and the newly explored areas. The target is to create a comprehensive map that can be submitted to the Cave Database.
The session will also support the exploration team that will look for new passages in this magnificent cave.

Alternate contacts: 
Dorota Czerny
Jennifer Thomson
Phreatic.org

Certification requirement: Cave 1 or Cave 2
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: South Shields, Mill Dam, United Kingdom

Contact: Dan McMullen, dan.mcmullen246@yahoo.co.uk

Event website: GUE 60M - 70M trip 14th-15th September Mill Dam/Tynemouth

Date: September 14, 2024 to September 15, 2024

Description: 60m-70m diving weekend aboard the voyager dive boat from the Tyne.

Certification requirement: Tech 2 or CCR 2
Event type: Community Event

Location: Online,

Date: September 21, 2024

Description: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We are excited to announce that this year's GUE Community Day will be September 21st!

We will have a live stream on the 21st hosted by Jarrod Jablonski and Dorota Czerny with special guests. More information to follow soon!

Start planning with your local dive community how you are going to celebrate! Make sure to let us know what you are doing so we can add it to our GUE Community Day events calendar.

Certification requirement: No requirement
Event type: Project

Location: Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy

Contact: Dorota Czerny, dorota@gue.com

Event website: Cave Photogrammetry Project - Session 2 - 2024

Date: September 29, 2024 to October 4, 2024

Description: We are continuing the challenge of creating a cave's photogrammetry (see our previous results here: Grotta del Fico Photogrammetry).
We will focus on refining the existing model, adding new passages and extending the main passage's photogrammetry. The goal is to create a comprehensive cave model that can be used by scientists and the general public, to create more awareness of cave research and conservation.

Certification requirement: Cave 1 or Cave 2

October

Event type: Diving Trip

Location: La Herradura, Spain

Contact: Erik Wurz, erik@gue.com

Event website: Coral Soul

Date: October 1, 2024 to October 9, 2024

Description: The conservation organization Coral Soul is focusing on habitat restoration in the West Mediterranean sea. Due to regional upwelling conditions, the coral species Dendrophyllia ramea is forming dense gardens in depths that can be reached by technical divers. Usually found in depths greater than 200m off the coast of La Herradura, these beautiful orange corals can be found just below 30m of depth. However, this unique population of corals is threatened by fisheries, debris, and other human impacts.

The project is focusing on clean-up activities of coral habitats, recovering coral colonies, maintaining colonies in nurseries, and finally out-planting the recovered colonies into their natural habitat. This process is followed by extensive survey efforts to follow the fate of the coral colonies, and document the overall improvement of the ecosystem with the return of dense coral gardens.

More information can be found in Quest No. 23. from May 2022

Coral Soul needs motivated and skilled divers to support all aspects of the operations. Nurseries are placed at depths below 36m. Removal and survey activities can be performed as deep as 51m.

Required: Tech 1/CCR1
Useful: GUE Scientific Diver Training

Gases and boat at own expense. Workshops on coral restoration work covered by Coral Soul.
Requirements: Tech 1

Certification requirement: No requirement or Tech 1 or CCR 1
Event type: Project

Location: Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy

Contact: Andrea Marassich, mara@gue,com

Event website: Marine Genome Project - Session 2024

Date: October 5, 2024 to October 19, 2024

Description: The Marine Genome Project is a groundbreaking scientific initiative, dedicated to unravelling the mysteries of marine organisms through genome sequencing and comprehensive studies. This ambitious endeavor aims to decode the genetic makeup of diverse marine species, solve their unique adaptations, and explore the potential applications of their genetic information.
Researchers in this project employ advanced DNA sequencing technologies to collect samples from marine organisms. Through analysis and interpretation of the genetic data, they strive to discover new species, gain insights into the intricacies of marine ecosystems, and develop accessible tools for effective marine conservation initiatives.
By delving into the depths of marine genomes, this project holds immense potential for expanding our knowledge of the intricacies of marine life. It offers us a glimpse into the fascinating adaptations that have evolved over millions of years, and the possibilities for harnessing these genetic resources for various scientific and practical applications.

Alternate contacts: 
Dorota Czerny
Phreatic.org

Certification requirement: Cave 1 or Cave 2
Event type: Diving Trip

Location: Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Contact: Bruno Borelli, info@portofinodivers.com

Event website: Conservation Diving Week

Date: October 7, 2024 to October 11, 2024

Description: Reef Alert Network (RAN) conservation diving workshop gives you the opportunity to learn about reef ecosystems, and help conserve and protect local dive sites by playing a part in marine citizen science projects, all while having a fun diving holiday.

Certification requirement: Fundamentals

2025

January

Event type: Community Event

Location: To be announced, Netherlands

Contact: Anne-Marie Bresser, a-m@gue.com

Event website: Cave and Wreck Night

Date: January 17, 2025

Description: Our yearly evening event where explorers from all over the world share their projects and progress with the diving community.

Certification requirement: No requirement