Project Portal

GUE Project Portal

Our Dream

Global Underwater Explorers is expanding efforts to conserve the underwater environments we explore by refining support tools for a diverse set of community-led projects. This initiative intends to inspire community members to develop a broad range of projects using a standardized set of project planning tools. Our vision is to establish a GUE presence in every form of sub-aquatic exploration, documentation, or conservation project across the planet. GUE is inspiring the next generation of divers with passionate global communities guided by excellence in exploration, conservation, and education. We are building dreams one diver at a time, and this is embedded in all GUE Projects.

Our Project Portal is designed to leverage the capacity of GUE projects across multiple disciplines, environmental objectives, and global communities using our DREAM initiative. 

This initiative supports the organization and promotion of projects by helping divers:

  • Define the project objective
  • Research properties that illuminate your objective
  • Explore your environment and record relevant observations
  • Analyze and assemble observations in a publicly accessible manner
  • Motivate divers and laypersons in support of the underwater environment
Explore the Project Portal and get started building your own project or joining another!

GUE Projects

A GUE Project is a goal-oriented scientific, educational, explorational, and/or conservational endeavor. Projects require a team of divers and support personnel who use advanced planning techniques, unique diving skills, and appropriate technology to realize their objectives. These activities may be recreational or focus on technical and/or cave skill sets.

GUE Project goals are specific, measurable, relevant, and produce well-structured deliverables. Goals should be defined within one or more of the following categories:


Projects related to scouting and searching dives, with outputs such as reports and the discovery of new unexplored areas in underwater systems.


Projects related to photography and videography, with outputs such as survey materials, photogrammetry models, and mini documentaries.

Sample Collection

Projects related to scientific surveys, data collection and sample collections under permits, with outputs such as academic publications, reports for marine management, and evidence of species discovery.


Projects related to activities to protect the environment such as beach cleanups, ghost net removals, and seagrass planting, with outputs of educational outreach, ecosystem restoration, and preservation of delicate aquatic areas.


Project Name


Find Us

Project Summary

Annual Report

GUE Brasil Brasil     

Livingseas Coral Project

Indonesia - Bali



LMP Project

Italy - Island of Lampedusa



DWAS Project

Italy - Island of Pantelleria



Phreatic Organisation

Italy - Island of Sardinia


Battle of the Egadi Islands

Italy - Island of Sicily


Pantelleria Italy - Island of Sicily      
CINDAQ Mexico      

BEL Exploration Project

Mexico, Cenote Yax Chen



Baltic Wreck Week

Poland - Gdańsk


Ghost Diving Poland

Poland - Gdańsk



U Boat Week

Poland - Gdańsk



Estremenho Karst Massif

Portugal - Covão do Feto



Project Baseline - Cuevas de España




Project Baseline - Islas Hormigas

Spain - Cabo de Palos


GUE Sweden Sweden     
Benthic Mission United Kingdom, Eyemouth      

Create a Project

Before organizing your project in full, it is important to develop the ideas and goals of the projects, conduct a preliminary planning phase (including a budget and permit considerations), and then register your Project with GUE HQ. The resources below will help you to do that.

Step 1: Develop

  • The GOALS of the project
  • The TYPE of project (recreational, technical or mixed)
  • The VALUE it will bring to the community and to GUE
  • Who will be the PROJECT MANAGER

Step 2: Plan

  • What is your BUDGET (paid or unpaid for participants?)
  • If your project is FUNDED or not (and are you receiving grants)
  • OVERALL TIMELINE (Gantt charts)
  • Any PERMITS needed (including environmental impact assessments)

Step 3: Register

  • Once you have developed and planned your project, click the 'Register my Project' button to send the project to the events calendar. Then click the 'Projects Database'  button to submit the project to the GUE database for tracking.
  • Do not worry if all aspects of the project are not determined yet; Feel free to reach out to if there is a section in the registration process that requires personalized assistance.

The next steps - Project Manager Portal

Once your GUE Project is approved, you will receive access to a series of guidelines that will facilitate the project process: from logistics and travel ideas, to dive plans and report templates. In addition, you will receive other ideas concerning funding, grants, licenses, presentations, and other media.

Project Guidelines: Continuing the step-by-step process

  1. Team recruitment

  2. Admin for all (including medical and liability forms)

  3. Health / SOP guidelines (including Crisis Response and Risk Management plans)

  4. Logistics / travel

  5. Project timelines (including examples and templates)

  6. Diving plans / gear

  7. Data management

  8. Media / outreach

  9. Reports / delivery (including templates and checklists)

Project Resources

  • Project-specific resources designed for your needs
  • Ideas for funding and grants

  • – project playlist for information

  • Useful licenses and software to gain

Our Project Portal Commitment To You

  1. Proving building tools that makes it easier and less intimidating for divers to develop projects.

  2. Providing knowledge and support in the form of explorers and scientists. These individuals will be available to assist project managers in establishing credible projects.

  3. Helping augment team resources by getting managers in touch with the right people.

  4. Providing institutional support. Using GUE's credibility and the success of our project activities to gain access to otherwise difficult-to-access locations. Writing letters to lend official credibility for approved projects.

  5. Providing writing, editing, and marketing resources in support of project reports, publicity, and scientific papers.

Join a Project

If you are looking to join a project as a participant, there are a number of ways to do this:

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