Sunday, September 24, 2023
DEMA Show CoverageGlobal Underwater Explorers Return To DEMA Show

Global Underwater Explorers Return To DEMA Show


The folks at Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) returned to DEMA Show after over 15 years, but that does not mean they haven’t been making their mark on education, conservation, and exploration of the underwater world.

GUE have added in a few courses and re-released their recreational program with an updated curriculum. Interested in getting into diving? Then the Discover Diving course provides an introduction to GUE as a whole, their style of diving, and what their organization does outside of education, and also gets new divers exposed to diving without having to take a full GUE course.

Interested in pursuing your dive education, but need to take courses over shorter periods? The Recreational Diver 2 has been broken into rescue, triox and navigation so you can choose not to take all at once.

Their newly implemented NextGen Scholarship has recently announced its first winner. This scholarship helps bring in new divers to get them passionate about exploring, conservation or whatever they are interested in, and then get them the training necessary to feel more confident in pursuing it. They require at least advanced open water or equivalent to apply. The winner then gets a year long access to training in addition to a travel and equipment budget, DAN Insurance, GoPro, and GUE membership.

A new online dive blog, InDepth, or GUE TV, also available as an app, is a great way to keep up with the GUE community.

Find a local GUE dive center or go to for further information.

Nola Schoder
Nola Schoder
Nola discovered her love for breathing underwater in San Diego, CA where she is a regular diver. An underwater photographer, she is rarely diving without her camera as though it has morphed to her being. Being an avid traveler, scuba diving has multiplied her bucket list by infinity so when she’s not looking for a macro critter hidden on the reef, you can be sure she is plotting her next dive adventure.