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GUE Prospect

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by RTC'83, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. RTC'83

    RTC'83 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
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    I appreciate the advice of the most recent posts. All have been very educational.

    I have been in contact with a GUE instructor, he has been available both by phone and e-mail (btw he has been awesome, and has answer many questions and he has contribute enormously to my understanding of the GUE philosophy) . I am following his lead and advice to the letter.

    The reason that I am looking forward to the Fundies class, is purely for self improvement. I am aware of the possible graded outcomes of the class: Fail, Provisional or Pass. My primary goal is to become a better and safer recreational diver. I strongly believe that the outcome of the fundies class for me, will be that I will improve as a diver, regardless of the fail, provisional or pass.

    At his time, I am not interested in tech or cave diving. I am extremely happy as a warm water recreational diver.
     
  2. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    The class goes through a gear inspection and a ‘how to set up the gear’ on the first morning. The class is usually at or near a dive shop so any issues can be resolved.

    I temd to think that the best way to learn about how to use a new piece of complex gear is from an instructor, so to avoid ingraining bad habits.

    I was told that DGX isn’t as great a deal as it used to be, but should be fine for class.
     
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  3. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
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    That should tell you everything that you need to know about the DIR crowd
     
  4. sunshower

    sunshower DIR Practitioner

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    OP, good luck with your class. I just finished and found it to be extremely valuable; on to more stuff in the future. You've gotten a lot of great responses already, I'll just give one more plug for the webbing; those H's come in handy.
     
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  5. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Toronto, Canada
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    That it's users opt in. Yup.
     

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