GUE Fundamentals, June 12–15
Our next GUE Fundamentals class is running from June 12–15 in Brisbane. GUE Recreational Training Director Jesper Berglund will be joining us on the course—a great opportunity to dive and train with one of the best.
Who: For anyone with an open water certification from a recognised agency.
Features: Academics, land drills, pool and open water sessions. Focuses on advanced buoyancy, trim & propulsion techniques. GUE equipment configuration, team diving, nitrox. Can be taken in single or twin tanks.
When: 12th to 15th June, 2013
Instructors: Ryan Booker, Jesper Berglund
More info: email@example.com
Q:When and which courses are you running in Queensland/Brisbane this year?
We run Rec 1 and Fundies courses locally whenever numbers permit (at least two students are required). The next scheduled course is early June. We can also facilitate (and possibly run locally) Tech 1 and Tech 2 courses. If you’d like to get in touch directly, you can reach us on info@ this domain.
PET CEMETERY 27 February 2013
Pet Cemetery is one of the most beautifully decorated caves we had the opportunity of diving. We did this dive as a double stage dive, dropping one stage when jumping off the main line. We switched stages on our return to the main line and continue our dive, once again jumping off the main line into some amazing side tunnels.
Thanks to Gideon Lieu and Echo Rowe for a wonderful and unforgettable dive.
JAILHOUSE 25 February 2013
We arrived to Jailhouse to find a group of American/Mexican scientists preparing for a sample collecting dive. Their sampling regime required undisturbed water so we only started our first dive at 1pm.
The cenote is a rather uninviting mud pond and you are literally blindly hanging onto and following the line into the cave through a green-brown soup. Once inside the cave the water becomes crystal clear again and the cave opens up into dark passageways with some large dark chambers.
Very spooky until you descend through the substantial halo-cline into the underlying salt water. Here the cave passage becomes narrower but is beautifully white and highly decorated in places.
Ascending back out through the mud-hole to find a full moon rising was eerily thrilling and beautiful……
Thanks to Ali Perkins and Echo Rowe for a great day (and evening) of diving.
MAYAN BLUE B-E-F-LINE 24 Feb 2013
This is a re-visit from our Cave 2 course however this time round, without being harassed by Fred and with a stage, we got allot further into the cave. Thanks to Gideon Liew and Echo Rowe for the great dive.
Q:Awesome clips of Quintana Roo environment. Going myself end of march. Wondering if I should take my gopro... What kind of setup did you film nohoch nah chich and Fenomino?
It’s beautiful in QR. We don’t have much of a set up: A GoPro Hero 3 and our 21W HID primary lights. Having some video lights or reflectors for the 21s, would make for nicer footage, but it’s difficult to match the convenience and simplicity of just taking a GoPro.
Have a great trip!
NAHOCH NAH CHICH 20 February 2013
FENOMINO 19 February 2013
Awesome dive at Fenomino with Ali Perkins and Karen Cleveland.
Fenomino is one of those rare caves that has it all - spectacular decorations, large open cave, small and winding restrictions and archeological artefacts. All of this in crystal clear water.
CALAVERA/TEMPLE OF DOOM
Dived Calavera or Temple of Doom today with Echo Rowe. The small cenote leads into a spectacular cave system. We jumped off the Madona line onto the Old Florida Line where we were treated to a double halo-cline and some very dark tannic water. Getting into and out of the cenote was allot of fun. Getting in one launches off of the cenote rim into the water 2 meters below. Clambering up the rickety ladder in full tech gear is another kind of “fun”.
NAHOCH NAH CHICH
Another amazing dive today this time with Ryan Booker. We spent 3 hours in Nahoch Nah Chich, which is another of our favourites. The cave is mostly big and open with allot of decorations. There are however some areas off the main line where the cave has an entirely different personality and is allot smaller and narrower.
The video has been edited and is awaiting upload…….