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DIR- GUE Input and Advice on my GUE Training Path and GUE Courses

Discussion in 'DIR' started by OctoHelm, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    What were you <expecting> to get out of Rec2?

    Rec2 is AOW+ for students who took Rec1.
     
  2. PullYourselfTogetherMan

    PullYourselfTogetherMan Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Augusta, GA
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    I also arch my back instinctively. I'm always trying to improve it, even after getting a Tech Pass. The trick is keeping your butt flexed and round your lower back into your backplate. Keep your head up and your arms out in front. With practice (and going to Fundies) you'll see a big improvement.
     
  3. OctoHelm

    OctoHelm ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: San Francisco, California
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    Considering that I go to fundies and get my rec pass, I would be hoping to achieve the following thorough Rec 2:

    • Experience in the water in Monterey
    • Experience in doubles
    • A working, and thorough understanding of how to dive safely with hyperoxic trimix (TriOx)
    • More experience with GUE and the way they train
    • A tech pass from Rec 2
    I can go from Rec 2 to T1 if I get my tech pass from R2. I already have my AOW, but it could be useful. I might also take it with a stage for practice too.

    Cheers,

    OctoHelm
     
  4. CptTightPants21

    CptTightPants21 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NY/NC/FL
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    Did I miss a memo? Since when does Rec 2 allow one to take Tech 1?
     
  5. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
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    I’m seeing nothing about actually going diving and enjoying it. Just classes.

    you don’t need a to be in a class to dive Monterey. Or a in a class to dive doubles. Or a class to learn more about GUE and how things are done.

    I think you’ll find that class after class is just unfulfilling.
     
  6. johnkendall

    johnkendall Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: UK
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    This. Take fundies. Then go diving with the GUE community. Stop rushing towards some certification goal, and enjoy the skills that you will gain from fundies. And stop trying to pretrain for fundies - No really, stop it. It won't help you, and may well hinder you.
     
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  7. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    is it weird that I've been really enjoying my stepped back diving this year with COVID? no monstrous cave dives, only a handful of deep stuff, but stepping back and doing baby dives and mentoring people has been really refreshing this year
     
  8. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
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    Dude it is kind of nice. No stress no worries no logistics no coordinating. I even managed to do a few single tank ocean dives on the east coast that I’ve wanted to do for years but never had the time.
     
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  9. SD Climber

    SD Climber DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, CA
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    On the back-arching tangent: I'm a back-archer when I start to get cold. If I rotate my shoulders forward against the webbing (like I'm going to rip the back of a t-shirt open Hulk-style), that presses my back against the plate and stretches my back muscles out a bit. I have good posture and a natural lumbar arch so maybe that contributes to arching when the muscles tighten up.
     
  10. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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    So much this.

    I've spent about a quarter of my almost 200 dives in classes. It gets really boring, I needed time between classes just going out and diving for fun even if it is just recreational diving. In fact getting out and doing a low stress recreational dive to see fish can help break the monotony, when you are limited by a low experience level and cert level.

    Heck even now that I am at a pretty descent tech cert plateau I am still looking at planning a trip to South Florida or the Keys to putz around with a single tank/pony and my camera.

    I joined this group just to say this, I'll see myself out now.
     
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