Fancy seeing what you look like in the water? - Only £25
Interested or curious about GUE but never had the opportunity to see what the fuss is about or ask questions from people that will give you straight answers? Then this day is for you.
For only £25 you will receive guidance on your diving skills, video feedback and tips on how to improve your diving skills, and an insight into the GUE style of diving, without having to make a heavy investment in time or money. We'll show you how to make your fin kicking more effective, how to take the stress out of ascents, and even how to swim backwards.
This day is aimed at recreational and technical divers looking into GUE for the first time. You don't need any specific gas, any specific equipment. As long as you have an open water qualification then you can just turn up and take part :)
We will create an environment where people feel free to ask whatever questions like they like, and to watch demonstrations of the skills we teach, and even get some video feedback and advice on their own skills.
In addition, in the evening I will be giving a talk on avoiding incidents and how to get out of the typical incidents that divers encourter which everyone is more than welcome to attend.
NDAC will aos be running Easter Egg hunts with prizes over the the weekend.
Location and Date
This event is being held from 0830 on Saturday the 30th March at NDAC in Chepstow.
We will be covering the following.
Discussion - The origins and goals of GUE
Discussion - The strengths and techniques of buoyancy control
Dive 1 - Demonstration of trim and buoyancy control
Dive 1 - Practice and video of trim and buoyancy control with in water feedback
Dive 1 - Ascent with stops practice
Discussion and hands-on - Kit configuration
Discussion - Why team diving
Dive 2 - SMB demonstration
Dive 2 - Valve drill demonstration
Dive 2 - Ascent with stops practice
Video Feedback for all divers
Organising several of these events throughout the year costs a significant amount of time and money. Nonetheless, I feel it important that these events continue to be run as non-profit. So the small registration fee is there to encourage those who sign up to turn up, and also to cover some of the direct costs of organising the event. Other than these direct costs, all proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI. Please note that all participants must be non-smokers.
What people said about the last one...
I just could not believe the skill level of these divers. It's one thing to know you are below the bar, it's quite another to realise the bar can be set far higher than you thought possible.
I presumed the GUE instructors would be boot-camp military types, but they were just very relaxed and laid back divers - albeit divers with incredible knowledge and skill, and the ability to pass on that knowledge. In all honesty I went to prove a point, but after an hour realised I had a lot to learn.
These events have become so popular that I have had to limit the registration to keep the numbers small. This enables us to answer everyone's questions, and also to have time to look at everyone in the water. So, registration for this event is limited to 10 people.
Registration is now open. If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to drop me a line. Please note that this is a non-profit event. all proceeds beyond direct costs go to the RNLI.