2017 is well underway and we're back with more headlines about all the exciting things going on at GUE HQ!
DiveGUE.tv discounts now available for GUE students and members!

DiveGUE.tv is excited to announce two new offers for GUE members and students!  DiveGUE.tv was founded to provide divers with high-quality educational videos and a repository of informational and inspiring underwater films and documentaries. Each subscription enables us to grow our library and supports GUE’s global nonprofit mission of education, conservation, and exploration. 

Check out the details of these offers here



Brand New Recreational Materials

We've completely revamped our Recreational Diver program, making GUE coursework more accessible than ever. Two brand new courses, GUE Discover Diving and GUE Recreational Supervised Diver, plus the complete Recreational Diver 1 program ensure that there is a class that's perfect for every new diver, no matter what their diving goals.

Find a Rec 1 instructor here!
GUE Standards Version 8.0 

An updated and expanded version of GUE's guiding document, the General Training Standards, Policies, and Procedures, is now available at GUE.com! We encourage all GUE divers to remain up-to-date on the Standards. A Change Log is available so you don't miss anything!

Access the complete Standards or the Change Log at http://gue.com/standards-and-procedures.



New Equipment Configuration Series Available at DiveGUE.tv!

Subscribe to DiveGUE.tv to enjoy this series, which will feature a wide variety of equipment videos including Backplate Assembly, BC/Wings, Lighting, Regulators, Full Kit Assembly, and much, much more.

In the first video of our Equipment Configuration Series, GUE Instructor Kirill Egorov details the different types of backplates available to divers today and what factors should be considered when purchasing a new one.

Anyone can sign up for a free 3-day trial at www.divegue.tv, and make sure you  follow us on Facebook for updates on new content and even free videos!

​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 http://www.gue.com/quest

Silver, Gold, Scholar, and Platinum members – to ensure you receive future copies of Quest, verify that your address is up to date! Make sure you are logged in to GUE.com, then go to https://www.gue.com/user 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 orders@gue.com.

Quest Volume 18, No. 2 features include:
  • Dive Destination: Thousand Islands: GUE Instructor Bob Sherwood shares the many adventures available to divers on the St. Lawrence River.
  • My Rec 3 Course in Krnica: Katja Blueggel recounts her valuable experience with a post-Fundamentals, pre-Tech 1 or -Cave 1 course that many divers underestimate.
  • Bell Island Mine: Explore a time capsule from Newfoundland's industrial past with Gemma Smith.
  • Building Community: Christopher Locker of GUE British Columbia shares proven strategies for enriching your diving community.
  • Lineater: Cave divers Jon Bernot and Charlie Roberson share exciting updates from their exploration of a massive cave system in North Florida.


Plus: Cave Training beneath the Arctic Circle by Eirik Kjos; One Thousand Hours Under the Earth by Phil Short; The Impact of Harmful Algal Blooms by Richard Long; and The Legend of CPR 694: Part 2 by Terry Irvine.

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


Details coming soon for the 2017 GUE Conference!

To ensure you don’t miss out on new information about registration, accommodations, or agenda details, please visit our Conference updates page and sign up for our Conference mailing list.

​New and Upgraded GUE instructors

​Congratulations to GUE's newest instructors, Mattias Miller in Sweden, Przemyslaw Modrzewski in Poland, Bruno Espinosa in Mexico, Kees Beemster Leverenz in Washington, USA, David Lee in Korea, Andrew Couch in Hong Kong, and Russell Hughes in New Zealand. 
We are also pleased to announce our upgrading instructors: Chris Le Maillot (RB80), Stefano di Cosimo (CCR), John Kendall (CCR), Jamie Obern (Tech 2), and Jesper Kjoller (Tech 1).

Find a GUE instructor near you at http://www.gue.com/gue-instructors.


Are you getting the benefits of GUE Membership?

GUE Members get access to Quest, discounts at the GUE Store, and other benefits including free exclusive apparel, personalized gear stickers, access to course materials, and more.

Find the level that's best for you at www.gue.com/membership!
Miss our previous installments? All of our HQ Updates are archived at gue.com/updates so you can make sure you have all the latest news.

Have feedback about HQ Updates? Email savannah@gue.com.