GUE Recreational Diver 3

GUE Recreational Diver 3

The GUE Recreational Diver Level 3 course is a limited decompression course structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving while using sound equipment, efficient diving skills, and advanced breathing mixtures. Course outcomes include, but are not limited to: skill cultivation and refinement, knowledge of relevant physics and physiology, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, correct ascent procedures, the use of double back-gas tanks/cylinders, the use of Nitrox for decompression, the use of normoxic Helium (30/30 and 21/35) to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress,” and the use of a single decompression cylinder for stage decompression techniques.
  • Prerequisites

    • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
    • Be physically and mentally fit.
    • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
    • Be a nonsmoker.
    • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
    • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • Have passed GUE Recreational Level 2 or GUE Fundamentals with at least a “recreational” pass.
    • Have completed the GUE Doubles Primer course or be proficient in doubles with at least 25 experience dives.
    • Have a minimum of 75 non-training dives.
  • Course

    The Recreational Diver Level 3 course is normally conducted over five days, and includes eight dives and at least forty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

  • Equipment Requirements

    Note: Prior to the commencement of class, students should consult with a GUE representative to verify equipment requirements. Whether or not a piece of equipment fulfills GUE's equipment requirement remains at the discretion of GUE and its instructor representatives. Participants are responsible for providing all equipment or for making provisions to secure all necessary equipment before the start of the course. In general, it is better for the student to learn while using his or her own equipment. However, students should exercise caution before purchasing new equipment to avoid acquiring substandard equipment. Please contact a GUE representative prior to making any purchases. Information about recommended equipment can be obtained from the equipment considerations section of GUE's web site.

    • GUE double tank configuration
    • Primary and back-up lights
    • Decompression cylinder
    • Small argon regulator and bottle (if appropriate for local conditions)
    • Back-up mask

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