There are lots of exciting things going on in GUE this quarter. Check out our September newsletter for the headlines!


The Project Baseline logo received a makeover this month! Refreshing the logo and supporting messaging is part of an effort to emphasize the important role Project Baseline carries within GUE. We want GUE and our members to be clearly identified with the success of Project Baseline's wide range of global initiatives. If you manage a local Project Baseline initiative and have not yet received your team's new logo, let us know!

Join us on Facebook LIVE tomorrow, September 6 at 14:00 GMT/10:00 EST!

​GUE President Jarrod Jablonski will announce a few recent GUE initiatives, including the newly restructured Recreational Diver Level 1 program.

Learn how this entry-level training links to the broader GUE mission and helps realize a dream Jarrod had during the founding days of GUE.
We also plan to cover a range of upcoming events, including a surprise or two for those willing to give us thirty minutes of their time. We hope to see you interacting with us during the event!



We hope to see you in Florida next month!

The 2017 GUE Conference is right around the corner! Registration is open until October 20th, but don't wait, sign up today!

The agenda, social information, and more are all published so that you can start planning your trip.

Get all of the details  HERE!
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​Brand new issue of Quest Magazine out now!

Printed copies have been mailed and the electronic version will be available on Thursday, September 7! GUE Members can read the newest Quest or ANY back issue at

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Quest Volume 18, No. 3 features include:
  • Normalization of Deviation: It's Natural to Drift: GUE Instructor Guy Shockey and Director for Risk Management Gareth Lock present a model that explains how our changing definitions of "safe" behavior can lead to predictable incidents or, with effective feedback, can be used to prevent them.
  • GUE's Lessons Learned: Gareth Lock uses incident reports from GUE instructors to demonstrate the challenges of learning from each other's mistakes.
  • No One Will Come After Me: A harrowing cautionary tale of exploring an abandoned mine by Maxim Kuznetsov.
  • The Importance of Feedback: Moving from Novice to Expert: Gareth Lock and Guy Shockey on effective debriefing as a tool for improvement.
  • Blue Creek Cave Diving: An exciting plunge into New Zealand cave exploration with Richard Harris and the Wetmules diving group.


Plus: Underwater Mapping Made Easy by Heison Chak; Fireflies: Preserving the Spirit of Summer by Sheila Hardie; Carbon Dioxide's Other Side: Ocean Acidification by Dr. Thomas Sawicki; and Back to the Light: The Mysterious Sinking of UC-71 by Dr. Florian Huber.

Have an idea for a Quest article? You can contact editor Savannah Madley at with questions, pitches, or topics you'd like to see!
New videos added to!
  • S-Drill [Italian]
  • SMB Dryruns [Italian]
  • Gear Care Series: Rebuilding a single tank valve, rebuilding a set of doubles valves and manifold, disassembling a set of doubles, and reassembling a set of doubles
  • Brand new short films of GUE's expeditions in Fiji and with NOAA in North Carolina have just been released!
  • New series "Wrecks of Bonaire" just released!


Exploration Continues in Hoyo Negro

GUE Instructor Beto Nava is part of an incredible archaeological expedition in Hoyo Nego, Mexico! You can read more about the expedition in National Geographic, and Beto will also be speaking about his work at the GUE Conference next month.

​New and Upgraded GUE instructors

​Congratulations to GUE's newest instructors: Dimitris Fifis in Greece, Dany Dulac and Jen Bush in Canada, David Watson California, USA, Jun Zhang in China, and Tae Han Jang in the Philippines! 
We are also pleased to announce our upgrading instructors: Zsolt Szilagy (Cave 2), Sander Evering (Tech 1), Gideon Liew (RB80), and Annika Persson (Tech 1).

Find a GUE instructor near you at


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