This fall I was given the opportunity to try my hand as a student in the Global Underwater Explorers Fundamentals class. Like many in the dive industry, I had heard a bit about GUE. Like many groups whose practices stand out from the normal way of doing things, they have been labeled extremists by some, elitists by others and cliquish by still more.
So here’s what I knew:
- They had their roots in cave diving.
- They were extremely safety oriented.
- Everyone had to use the same equipment configuration.
And here’s what I thought about those things: Read more about Old Dogs & New Tricks