LAUE and a friend on the wreck of The Infidel
A couple of teams from LAUE had quite the dive on the weekend.
The University of Queensland Dive Club (UniDive) spent the weekend at North Stradbroke Island recently as part of our Point Lookout Ecological Assessment (PLEA) Project, mapping and monitoring sites at Shag Rock and Manta Bommie. Unfortunately weather stopped us visiting Flat Rock this time.
Underwater photos of Ryan © Chris Roelfsema 2014
Other photos © Ryan Booker 2014
Its a common question when deciding what new dive light to buy, how can I distinguish the power or amount of light produced by the dive light?
A lot of different definitions fly by in the descriptions of the manufacturers, the most common used are Lux and Lumen.
Lets start taking a closer look at both of them……..
LUX vs. LUMENS
When purchasing (or considering) a dive light we commonly want to know: “how can I distinguish the power or amount of light produced by the dive light?”
A lot of different terms are used by manufacturers and sales staff to describe how powerful or bright a dive light is. The most common are Lux and Lumen.
This short video looks at the difference between the terms and what it means to us as divers.
This class has been developed to teach divers as (well as interested non divers) the theory and practical application of blending diving gasses in both a shop- and expedition environment.
A detailed course description can be viewed on the GUE website at: https://www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org/content/gas-blender
GUE Fundamentals may be conducted in single tanks for recreational divers whereas technical divers interested in advanced GUE training will use twin tanks. To enter GUE Fundamentals individuals must hold an Open Water rating from a recognized agency.
The course focuses upon fundamental skills including theory and practical application of buoyancy, trim, teamwork, rescue skills, Nitrox, breathing gases, gas consumption, dive planning, equipment configuration, decompression theory and more.Training dives are video-recorded which are used as a teaching tool to help improve diving skills.
The boys are looking forward continuing their own training and introducing GUE to their shop @ Mooloolaba.
The ocean is an infinitely fascinating, and at the same time infinitely terrifying, place. The deep ocean is often considered the last true unexplored frontier on earth. Unfortunately unexplored does not necessarily mean untouched.
Excuse the narrator calling the Mariana Trench the “Marinara Trench” for a while.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Underwater Cave Survey. This course is currently taught by Fred Devos who is based in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
You can view the course details at:
or view the information directly in the GUE Standards Document (Version 7.2) at:
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