GUE Primers

GUE Primers

GUE Primer courses are designed to provide the diver the opportunity to advance in their basic skills, developing greater comfort, awareness and competence in water. They also provide an introduction to the GUE diving philosophy by showing to the student the fundamentals techniques for success in future dive training.
- Portofino Divers team

Prerequisites

Applicants for a GUE Fundamentals course must:

  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Be a nonsmoker.
  • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency.
  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.

Duration

GUE's Primer courses are normally conducted over one day and includes a minimum of eight hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work

GUE’s Drysuit Primer course is designed to prepare divers for drysuit diving using proper equipment and techniques.

Course content

  • Drysuit features and selection
  • Undergarment features and selection
  • Drysuit basic skills
  • Buoyancy and trim
  • Cold water diving considerations
  • components and maintenance

All-inclusive course price

Instruction, dives and gas refills

GUE Drysuit Primer

200

  • 1 day

GUE’s Doubles Primer course is designed to teach divers how to safely and comfortably dive a double tank/cylinder configuration using proper equipment and techniques.

Course content

  • Double tank introduction
  • Double tank configuration
  • Buoyancy, balance and trim
  • Propulsion techniques
  • Valves management
  • Gas management and dive planning

All-inclusive course price

Instruction, dives and gas refills

GUE Double Primer

200

  • 1 day

Students do not need to have their own diving equipment and are welcome to use our rental gear for the duration of the program.This option allows the student to try out any component of the GUE diving equipment configuration prior to making any purchases and to avoid acquiring equipment which not meet their expectations.