Please see below for a list of dates for our GUE dive, events and courses.
We also meet regularly to dive and train with each other on an informal basis every Thursday evening. For more information please email
Apr 13,14 May 4,5
May 18-20May 25-27
Duration: 6 days
Tec 1 has set the industry benchmark for normoxic trimix training. It is simply the most complete and thorough training course available for divers that wish to explore the amazing dive sites that lie outside of the realm of recreational diving. By using GUE’s team based approach to dive planning, decompression and conservative gas choices, safety and enjoyment are maximised.
Technical diver level 1 is the right course for you if you if you have technical pass at Fundamentals want to achieve a deeper understanding of:
What will you learn on this course?Tec 1 is uniquely designed around the needs of the diver to further cultivate the three essential foundations of sound technical diving practice, capacity, awareness and efficiency.
Tec 1 teaches the diver the highest standard of safety, dive planning, teamwork and problem resolution when a mandatory decompression obligation is anticipated or in place. As with all other GUE training this is achieved through developing individual capacity and high quality team skills.
We do this over 6 days with at least ten hours of academics and nine dives, six of which will be critical-skill dives and three will be experience dives utilizing Trimix. Initial dives will be conducted in shallow water to test diver ability and to fill in any deficits in skill levels. The last three dives are to be Trimix dives at depth for experience. There is also a swim test of 375m in under 14 minutes and breath hold swim of 18m.
In summary the course can be broken in to four essential components.
Academic topics: We will develop your working knowledge of nitrox, normoxic and hyperoxic Trimix and decompression mixtures, including history, physics, physiology, tables, and operational considerations. Plus gas planning, dive planning and in depth understanding of equipment and failures.
Land Drills: Before entering the water you will have had the opportunity to rehearse critical skills such as reel and guideline use, dive team order and protocols, touch contact, manifold operation and failures. Plus the use of safety spools, reels and basic navigation skills and pre-dive drills.
Training dives: In addition to further refining the skills learned in Fundamentals you will also learn many new skills in shallow water including:
Experience dives: Before the end of your course you will also conduct three full trimix decompression dives to maximum of 51m with your instructor to allow you to gain essential experience with a watchful eye!
These are our favourite and most popular courses. We are currently rolling out E-learning options for all of these. If you chose this option you can save time, by completing the theory portion of each one in the comfort of your own home, then you can skip class and save time by only attending the centre for the diving portion of your course. Currently we are offering E-Learning on Open Water, Advanced Open Water and the Rescue Diver course, with more being rolled out next month.
For more information on each please click the links
OPEN WATER DIVER
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER
MASTER SCUBA DIVER
Choose Aquanauts for your course because:
* applies to your first course
Discover Local Diving is an escorted dive program aimed at introducing divers to the local area.
This program is aimed at anyone who feels they would like a supervised underwater tour.
This program is suitable for anyone but particulary the following:
1. Those who have trained abroad and would like to be introduced to UK diving.
2. Anyone who is recently qualified and would be like to improve thier experince and skill while under the guidance of a PADI professional.
3. Divers unfamiliar with Plymouths dive sites who would like a guided tour of our local sites.
4. Those returning to diving after a short period of in activity (along longer than 12 months please refer to our Scuba Review section).
Discover Local Diving is a supervised underwater tour designed to orient divers to unfamiliar aquatic conditions and environments. It may also be used to reintroduce divers to the open water environment after a period of diving inactivity. Divers may choose to discover new aspects of a dive site close to home or get an orientation to the local area while on a diving holiday. The guidance provided by PADI Members allows participants to comfortably explore different underwater environments, find items of interest and avoid potential hazards. Divers who have been inactive find that the Scuba Review program combined with Discover Local is just what they need to get back in the water.
If you're considering learning to dive and have an interest in the world in which we live, the National Geographic Diver program is the perfect way to integrate the PADI Open Water Diver course - the world's leading dive certification - with the wisdom and experience of National Geographic. Designed to integrate with the Open Water Diver Course, the National Geographic Diver program contains the same materials you'll get as part of the Open Water course along with the National Geographic Almanac and course DVD.
This is a 5 day course.
Day 1-4 Same as Open Water
Day 5 Buoyancy, Environment and additional Navigation training.
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