GUE Recreational Diver 3
Take recreational diving to it's limits! The most exciting recreational diver training available, the GUE Recreational Diver Level 3 course is a limited decompression course structured to prepare divers for deeper recreational diving while using sound equipment, efficient diving skills, and advanced breathing mixtures.
Course outcomes include skill cultivation and refinement, knowledge of relevant physics and physiology, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, correct ascent procedures, the use of double back-gas tanks/cylinders, the use of Nitrox for decompression, the use of normoxic Helium (30/30 and 21/35) to minimise narcosis, CO2, gas density, post-dive “nitrogen stress,” and the use of a single decompression cylinder for stage decompression techniques.
The Recreational Diver Level 3 course is normally conducted over five days, and includes eight dives and at least forty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.
GUE base configuration, plus:
- • GUE double tank configuration
- • Primary and back-up lights
- • Decompression cylinder
- • Small argon regulator and bottle (if appropriate for local conditions)
- • Back-up mask
Note: Prior to the commencement of class, students should consult with a GUE representative to verify equipment requirements.
Applicants for a Rec 3 course must:
- • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
- • Be physically and mentally fit.
- • Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
- • Be a nonsmoker.
- • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
- • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- • Have passed GUE Recreational Level 2 or GUE Fundamentals with at least a “recreational” pass.
- • Have completed the GUE Doubles Primer course or be proficient in doubles with at least 25 experience dives.
- • Have a minimum of 75 non-training dives.