Your photos wanted for new GUE certification cards!
It’s been a while since the last redesign, and we think it’s time for brand new GUE certification cards. As a community-based organization, we’d love for GUE divers to contribute. All levels are included in the update, so anyone can participate, whether you’re a Fundamentals or a Tech 2 diver. Chosen photos will be carried in wallets all over the world, and photographers will of course be credited.


Think you have a photo that exemplifies GUE's commitment to excellence? We want to see it! 

To submit your photos, visit

New markdowns in the GUE Store

Fall is right around the corner (at least in the northern hemisphere
), and with it will come updates to the GUE apparel lineup. To make room for the new gear, we've reduced prices and made some additions to our clearance section.

Check out the GUE Store today and snag a deal on these discontinued items!


​Brand new issue of Quest Magazine out now!

Printed copies have been mailed and the electronic version is available now! GUE Members can read the newest Quest or ANY back issue at

Silver, Gold, Scholar, and Platinum members – to ensure you receive future copies of Quest, make sure your address is up to date! Make sure you are logged in to, then go to and click on the “addresses” tab to ensure your preferred address is set as the default. If you have any trouble, or if you haven't been receiving your Quests, you can email

Quest Volume 17, No. 3 features include:
  • Nohoch Pek: Adventures in Exploration – Mauro Bordignon describes an exciting new area of exploration that has surfaced in Mexico's Yucatan region.
  • Equipment Considerations in Deep Post-Siphon Diving – Anton van Rosmalen goes through the dangers and remedies associated with negotiating dry sections during a cave dive.
  • Memorization Techniques: An Unlikely Tool Benefits Diving – Ivan Wagner provides strategies for retaining critical data during a dive.
  • Are Rebreathers for You? – Gareth Lock discusses factoring one's own psychology into whether or not to pursue rebreather diving.
  • Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Seasoned technical diver Leigh Bishop discusses the benefits of GUE's Fundamentals class.


Plus, in our recurring departments: Tom McCarthy on choosing a CCR; JP Bresser on the unique, underground Croatian river, Majerovo Vrelo; Dr. Thomas Sawicki on interpreting climate change data; and Jonathan Bernot on a new generation of Cathedral Canyon exploration. 

Have an idea for a Quest article? You can contact editor Savannah Madley at with questions, pitches, or topics you'd like to see more of!

New GUE instructors

GUE is pleased to announce three new Fundamentals instructors this quarter: Per Normark in Norway, German Arango in Bonaire, and Daniel Schulte in Germany! Additionally, Douglas Mudry in Florida, USA is now a Cave 2 instructor.

Locate a GUE Instructor near you at
Project Baseline's exciting new partnerships leverage Baseline Explorer 
​to support global missions 


Throughout 2016, Project Baseline’s global mission has been supported and furthered by three unique Baseline Explorer expeditions undertaken with new partners in conservation including NOAA, Nekton, and Miami Waterkeeper. These projects allow PB to regularly execute dives in a growing number of environments and expand its locations, collaborations, types of data collected, and goals. These expeditions join over 70 Projects in raising awareness and effectiveness of the crucial documentation work carried out by PB volunteers. 
Read more about the 2016 Expeditions here:
Miss our previous installments? Check out the updates from February and May to make sure you have all the latest news.

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