Posts Tagged ‘GUE’

The Easter GUE Experience Day 12 April 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014

GUE Training Day at NDAC

Fancy seeing what you look like in the water? – Only £25

Global Underwater ExplorersInterested or curious about GUE but never had the opportunity to see what the fuss is about or ask questions from people that will give you straight answers? Have an annoying issue with buoyancy or confidence in the water? A little rusty after the winter? Fancy seeing yourself on video? Then a GUE experience day is for you. Join GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows at the National Diving and Activity Centre on Saturday 12th April.

For only £25 you will receive guidance on your diving skills, video feedback and tips on how to improve your diving skills, and an insight into the GUE style of diving, without having to make a heavy investment in time or money. We’ll show you how to make your fin kicking more effective, how to take the stress out of ascents, and even how to swim backwards. You can attend a talk on taking the stress out of diving. You can bring any equipment, dive any gas.

Location and Date
This event is being held from 0830 on Saturday the 12th April at NDAC. Meet in the View Cafe Bar at 0830 promptly! (Location Map).

We will be covering the following
  •  Discussion – The origins and goals of GUE
  •  Discussion – The strengths and techniques of buoyancy control
  •  Dive 1 – Demonstration of trim and buoyancy control
  •  Dive 1 – Practice and video of trim and buoyancy control with in water feedback
  •  Dive 1 – Ascent with stops practice
  •  Discussion and hands-on – Kit configuration
  •  Discussion – Why team diving?
  •  Dive 2 – SMB demonstration
  •  Dive 2 – Valve drill demonstration
  •  Dive 2 – Ascent with stops practice
  •  Video Feedback for all divers
  •  Q&A

In the evening, Gareth will also be giving a talk on the diving lessons that can learnt from Captain Scott’s tragic expedition to the South Pole.

Over the weekend the NDAC is also holding a Dive Equipment Demonstration Weekend.

Audience
This day is aimed at recreational and technical divers looking into GUE for the first time. You don’t need any specific gas, any specific equipment. As long as you have an open water qualification then you can just turn up and take part. You can take what you want from the day and leave the rest. We will create an environment where people feel free to ask whatever questions like they like, and to watch demonstrations of the skills we teach, and even get some video feedback and advice on their own skills.

Pricing
Organising several of these events throughout the year costs a significant amount of time and money. Nonetheless, I feel it important that these events continue to be run as non-profit. So the small registration fee of £25.00 is there to encourage those who sign up to turn up, and also to cover some of the direct costs of organising the event. Other than these direct costs, all proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI. The last event we ran ended up with £100 donated to the RNLI.

Registration
These events have become so popular that I have had to limit the registration to keep the numbers small. This enables us to answer everyone’s questions, and also to have time to look at everyone in the water. So, registration for this event is limited to 10 people.

Registration is now open. If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact GUE. Please note that this is a non-profit event. all proceeds beyond direct costs go to the RNLI.

To attend this event, all you need to do is register at DiveDIR.

Logistics
If you need accomodation there are Wooden wigwams on site at The National Diving & Activity Centre.

Food and drink is available at the View Cafe Bar

These events are always a great laugh, and people seem to get a lot out of them. Here’s what they have said in the past…

"I couldn’t believe it. I had been struggling with my trim for years.
Ten minutes in the water with a GUE instructor and it was sorted
out. Best £25 i ever spent on diving.

 

" presumed the GUE instructors would be boot-camp military types,
but they were just very relaxed and laid back divers – albeit divers
with incredible knowledge and skill, and the ability to pass on that
knowledge. In all honesty I went to prove a point, but after an
hour realised I had a lot to learn.

 

"I was fascinating to have so many myths busted in one day,
and also feedback on my buoyancy control which has taken
all the stress out of ascending


"I realised two things in the first hour. Firstly, the bar set
by GUE standards is like nothing I have experienced before.
Secondly these guys do not preach – but they are incredibly
well trained to teach


"As a single tank diver, I expected to feel like an alien,
but was welcomed to the crowd. Forget about the fact
it was a GUE day. It was just a bunch of divers enjoying
the sunshine.

We hope to see you there.

Franklin’s lost expedition – A Free Presentation at the View Cafe Bar

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Franklin Expedition

Franklin’s lost expedition – Scurvy, cannibalism and death in the arctic

A free talk by GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows

7pm on Saturday the 26th October 2013
In the View Cafe Bar, NDAC, Chepstow

In 1845, the British empire equipped two large, modern ships and
sent them into the arctic with 129 men to put to rest once and for all the question of the northwest passage.

They were never seen again.

They left behind mummies, bones, and a mystery that has
persisted 150 years.

Gareth Burrows presents the horrific story of the expedition, explains how the men lived and died in the extreme cold, with images and video of the latest research and theories.

This free presentation is not for the faint of heart, but demonstrates the lengths men will go to survive against the odds, and the tenacity of life in the extreme places of the world.

Join and share this FREE event on Facebook here >

View Cafe BarWith breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

Location of the View Cafe Bar, Chepstow>

Accommodation is available in our Wigwam Village >

If you would like to host an event at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

 

The Summer GUE Experience Day 27th July 2013

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

GUE Training Day at NDAC

Interested or curious about GUE but never had the opportunity to see what the fuss is about or ask questions from people that will give you straight answers?
Have an annoying issue with buoyancy or confidence in the water?
A little rusty after the winter?

Then this day is for you.

Global Underwater ExplorersFor only £25 you will receive guidance on your diving skills, video feedback and tips on how to improve your diving skills, and an insight into the GUE style of diving, without having to make a heavy investment in time or money. We’ll show you how to make your fin kicking more effective, how to take the stress out of ascents, and even how to swim backwards. Afterwards you can attend a talk titled "pushing the easy button – taking the stress out of diving". You can bring any equipment, dive any gas.

This day is aimed at recreational and technical divers looking into GUE for the first time. You don’t need any specific gas, any specific equipment. As long as you have an open water qualification then you can just turn up and take part. You can take what you want from the day and leave the rest.

We will create an environment where people feel free to ask whatever questions like they like, and to watch demonstrations of the skills we teach, and even get some video feedback and advice on their own skills.

Register online now>

Location and Date
This event is being held from 0830 on Saturday the 27th July 2013 at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow (Location Map).

We will be covering the following
  •  Discussion – The origins and goals of GUE
  •  Discussion – The strengths and techniques of buoyancy control
  •  Dive 1 – Demonstration of trim and buoyancy control
  •  Dive 1 – Practice and video of trim and buoyancy control with in water feedback
  •  Dive 1 – Ascent with stops practice
  •  Discussion and hands-on – Kit configuration
  •  Discussion – Why team diving?
  •  Dive 2 – SMB demonstration
  •  Dive 2 – Valve drill demonstration
  •  Dive 2 – Ascent with stops practice
  •  Video Feedback for all divers
  •  Q&A

Evening TAlk- "pushing the easy button – taking the stress out of diving" in the View Cafe Bar at NDAC.

Pricing
Organising several of these events throughout the year costs a significant amount of time and money. Nonetheless, I feel it important that these events continue to be run as non-profit. So the small registration fee is there to encourage those who sign up to turn up, and also to cover some of the direct costs of organising the event. Other than these direct costs, all proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI. The last event we ran ended up with over £150 donated to the RNLI.

Registration
These events have become so popular that I have had to limit the registration to keep the numbers small. This enables us to answer everyone’s questions, and also to have time to look at everyone in the water. So, registration for this event is limited to 10 people.

Registration is now open. If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact Gareth (Garf) Burrows. Please note that this is a non-profit event. all proceeds beyond direct costs go to the RNLI.

To attend this event, all you need to do is register at DiveDIR.

Logistics
If you need accomodation there are Wooden wigwams on site at The National Diving & Activity Centre.

Food and drink is available at the View Cafe Bar

These events are always a great laugh, and people seem to get a lot out of them. Here’s what they have said in the past…

"I just could not believe the skill level of these divers. It’s one thing to
know you are below the bar, it’s quite another to realise the bar can
be set far higher than you thought possible.

 

" presumed the GUE instructors would be boot-camp military types,
but they were just very relaxed and laid back divers – albeit divers
with incredible knowledge and skill, and the ability to pass on that
knowledge. In all honesty I went to prove a point, but after an
hour realised I had a lot to learn.

 

"A day’s education from two GUE instructors for £25?
whether you were interested in GUE or not a lot of people
must be kicking themselves for missing this


"I realised two things in the first hour. Firstly, the bar set
by GUE standards is like nothing I have experienced before.
Secondly these guys do not preach – but they are incredibly
well trained to teach


"As a single tank diver, I expected to feel like an alien,
but was welcomed to the crowd. Forget about the fact
it was a GUE day. It was just a bunch of divers enjoying
the sunshine.

We hope to see you there. If anyone has any questions, please contact garf at gue.com

Free Presentation at View Cafe Bar: “pushing the easy button – taking the stress out of diving”

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Tips and tricks for diversGUE

Pushing the easy button
Taking the stress out of diving

Saturday 27th July 2013
A FREE presentation in the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow
Starts at 7pm – all welcome
GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows

A multi media exploration of stress in diving, and how to eliminate it

In a free presentation, Instructor Gareth Burrows explains how divers make life difficult for themselves and, more importantly, how to avoid the same mistakes and push the easy button to remove all stress from diving. Uses video and practical demonstrations.

We are also hosting a GUE Experience Day

Equipment Selection

How to avoid the same purchasing mistakes made by everyone else, save a fortune,
and ensure your equipment never lets you down when you need it most.

How to decide what you need, and what to buy.

How to select emergency and backup equipment.

How to become totally relaxed with your equipment.

Diver Trapped in a Wreck

In-water skills

How to become a buoyancy control god andtake the fear and worry out of ascents and SMB work.

Learn how to hugely reduce the amount of gas you use.

Learn how to minimise the risks of panic and rapid ascents and have longer, more relaxed dives.

Diver entangled in fishing line

Eliminate surface stress

How to take the stress out of dive planning, kitting up, kitting down, and moving equipment around.

How to work as a team to plan and execute completely stress free dives

scuba diver run out of gas

View Cafe BarWith breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

Accommodation is avaialable in our Wigwam Village >

If you would like to host an event at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

The Easter GUE Experience Day 2013

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

GUE Training Day at NDAC

Interested or curious about GUE but never had the opportunity to see what the fuss is about or ask questions from people that will give you straight answers?
Have an annoying issue with buoyancy or confidence in the water?
A little rusty after the winter?

Then this day is for you.

Global Underwater ExplorersFor only £25 you will receive guidance on your diving skills, video feedback and tips on how to improve your diving skills, and an insight into the GUE style of diving, without having to make a heavy investment in time or money. We’ll show you how to make your fin kicking more effective, how to take the stress out of ascents, and even how to swim backwards. You can attend a talk on avoiding diving incidents and even take part in an underwater easter egg hunt. You can bring any equipment, dive any gas.

This day is aimed at recreational and technical divers looking into GUE for the first time. You don’t need any specific gas, any specific equipment. As long as you have an open water qualification then you can just turn up and take part. You can take what you want from the day and leave the rest.

We will create an environment where people feel free to ask whatever questions like they like, and to watch demonstrations of the skills we teach, and even get some video feedback and advice on their own skills.

Location and Date
This event is being held from 0830 on Saturday the 30th March 2013 at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow as part of our Easter weekend of events (Location Map).

We will be covering the following
  •  Discussion – The origins and goals of GUE
  •  Discussion – The strengths and techniques of buoyancy control
  •  Dive 1 – Demonstration of trim and buoyancy control
  •  Dive 1 – Practice and video of trim and buoyancy control with in water feedback
  •  Dive 1 – Ascent with stops practice
  •  Discussion and hands-on – Kit configuration
  •  Discussion – Why team diving?
  •  Dive 2 – SMB demonstration
  •  Dive 2 – Valve drill demonstration
  •  Dive 2 – Ascent with stops practice
  •  Video Feedback for all divers
  •  Q&A

Evening – Talk on avoiding incidents in the View Cafe Bar at NDAC.

Pricing
Organising several of these events throughout the year costs a significant amount of time and money. Nonetheless, I feel it important that these events continue to be run as non-profit. So the small registration fee is there to encourage those who sign up to turn up, and also to cover some of the direct costs of organising the event. Other than these direct costs, all proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI. The last event we ran ended up with over £150 donated to the RNLI.

Registration
These events have become so popular that I have had to limit the registration to keep the numbers small. This enables us to answer everyone’s questions, and also to have time to look at everyone in the water. So, registration for this event is limited to 10 people.

Registration is now open. If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact Gareth (Garf) Burrows. Please note that this is a non-profit event. all proceeds beyond direct costs go to the RNLI.

To attend this event, all you need to do is register at DiveDIR.

Logistics
If you need accomodation there are Wooden wigwams on site at The National Diving & Activity Centre.

Food and drink is available at the View Cafe Bar

These events are always a great laugh, and people seem to get a lot out of them. Here’s what they have said in the past…

"I just could not believe the skill level of these divers. It’s one thing to
know you are below the bar, it’s quite another to realise the bar can
be set far higher than you thought possible.

 

" presumed the GUE instructors would be boot-camp military types,
but they were just very relaxed and laid back divers – albeit divers
with incredible knowledge and skill, and the ability to pass on that
knowledge. In all honesty I went to prove a point, but after an
hour realised I had a lot to learn.

 

"A day’s education from two GUE instructors for £25?
whether you were interested in GUE or not a lot of people
must be kicking themselves for missing this


"I realised two things in the first hour. Firstly, the bar set
by GUE standards is like nothing I have experienced before.
Secondly these guys do not preach – but they are incredibly
well trained to teach


"As a single tank diver, I expected to feel like an alien,
but was welcomed to the crowd. Forget about the fact
it was a GUE day. It was just a bunch of divers enjoying
the sunshine.

We hope to see you there. If anyone has any questions, please contact garf at gue.com

Free GUE Presentation – Tips and tricks for divers 30th March 2013

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Tips and tricks for divers

GUE

Getting out of the Sh*t

Tips and tricks for surviving diving’s little dramas

Saturday 30th March 2013 A FREE presentation in the View Cafe Bar at the

National Diving & Activity Centre, Chepstow

Starts at 7pm – all welcome

GUE Instructor Gareth Burrows

A multi media journey around the world discussing diving incidents and how they were survived.

In a free presentation, Instructor Gareth Burrows explains how divers get themselves into trouble and, more importantly, how they get themselves out of it.

We are also hosting a GUE Experience Day as part of our various Easter weekend of events.

Trapped inside a Wreck

A horrifying tale of what happens when overconfidence
leads to disaster, Gareth explains
how a diver found themselves trapped inside a
wreck at 45 metres, alone and without a torch,
and involves the audience in answering the

question “how could this have been avoided”.

Diver Trapped in a Wreck

Entangled in the shallows

Imagine how terrifying it must be to be totally
entangled in fishing line, unable to get free,
able to see the surface only a few feet away.
Learn what tools to take with you, and what to
leave at home. Learn how to get yourself free if
you become entangled, and how to avoid
getting into trouble in the first place.

Diver entangled in fishing line

Sucking the Reg dry.

It’s everyone’s nightmare, but it’s still the
biggest cause of diving fatalities. Learn the
truth behind how it feels to run out of gas,
what to do if it happens, and how to avoid it
happening in the first place. Learn how to keep
cool and save your life, or someone else’s.

scuba diver run out of gas

View Cafe BarWith breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar serves an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar.

If you would like to host an event at the View Cafe Bar in Chepstow, please get in touch

SDI/TDI Crossover Course – 21st & 22nd February 2013

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

SDI/TDI Crossover Course with Mark Powell at NDAC Chepstow. 21 & 22 February 2013

SDI TDIWe have a SDI/TDI crossover course running at the National Diving & Activity Centre over the 21st & 22nd February 2013 with Mark Powell. Mark is the resident Technical Instructor at Dive-Tech and author of Deco for Divers: Decompression Theory and Physiology.

The SDI crossover course is open to any recreational instructor.

The TDI course is only open to those that meet the prerequisites. You would need to be a tech instructor with a TDI recognised agency, i.e. IANTD, NAUI or GUE. In addition you can only cross over to a TDI Instructor level if you meet the prerequisites for each level.

These include:

•   Online crossover course

•   2 day cross over course

•   Full set of SDI/TDI Instructor manuals

•   SDI/TDI Standards and Procedures

•   Full set of student materials for the courses you can teach

•   2013 SDI/TDI Instructor registration

For the SDI crossover you will only need to do the 21st February which will be classroom based.

If you want to do the TDI crossover you will need to do both days with 21st being in the classroom and then 22nd being an evaluation of skills and teaching techniques.

If you are interested in the SDI/TDI crossover course at the NDAC Chepstow then email Mark Powell via: mark@dive-tech.co.uk .

 

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