Scapa Flow Ghost Fishing 2015
In September of this year, 12 divers from the UK and the Netherlands gathered together in the Orkney Islands, off the North coast of Scotland. Nestled within the archipelago lies Scapa Flow, the world famous venue for wreck diving. However this week was to see a change in focus: the Ghost Fishing Team arrived to remove lost fishing gear from the waters of Scapa Flow...
Why We Cave Dive
'Why?' is probably the most common question that any cave diver is asked. How do you explain to your family and friends what you are doing down there? It's cold, dark, deep and apparently a hostile environment. There is almost no animal life, just walls of stone and water surrounding you. But for those who practice cave diving it is a way of life, the passion to discover new hidden worlds overcoming all else.
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Documentation Contest 2016
Documentation Contest has a new edition, this time a Cave edition. In September 2016 the French caves are waiting for some of the best GUE teams from all around Europe!
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2016 Membership Changes
Last year we conducted a survey of GUE students, members, instructors, and anyone else we could reach to learn more about what you want from GUE. We are in a unique position as both a training agency and a global nonprofit organization... continue reading.
GUE Project Nuttlar 2013
It was 1878 in the Sauerland, Mid-Germany, when miners started tunnelling the first adit in a mountain, to get to the deposits of slate inside. For over 100 years the slatemine expanded its business and became famous all over the world for its good quality slate. But in 1985 the company suddenly had to close its doors.... continue reading
MCEP 2013 Project Report
This past December, MCEP and CINDAQ have again brought together GUE divers from 13 different countries to participate in the bi-annual Science and Survey Project along the Caribbean Coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This particular project concentrated on... continue reading
Lost Island Project: Summer 2014
The Lost Island Project will kick-off again in May 2014 with 22 weeks of exploration and research in the Aeolian Islands Archipelago.
Participation is open to GUE divers of Fundamentals and higher rating. Click the image to the right to learn more about the project or visit the Projects Page to view scheduled projects and to sign up!
Mystery of First Americans Solved
GUE Divers Alberto Nava and Susan Bird transport the Hoyo Negro skull to an underwater turntable so that it can be photographed in order to create a 3-D model.Photo credit: Paul Nicklen/National Geographic This amazing discovery will be featured in National Geographic magazine and on a National Geographic/NOVA special that will air on PBS in 2015. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VIDEO AND ARTICLE
2014 Canadian Invasion
We all have our reason(s) for finding our way to the water, for some it is a bucket list experience, for others it is a hobby to enjoy from time to time, and finally there are those it is a life changing part of who they are and it embeds into their DNA. I will admit I fall into this last category. This isn’t a review of one training program versus another, but how once a fear of... read more
Project Sardinia 2014
We are in Cala Gonone Bay, East Sardinia, where several underwater caves have already been explored and mapped by local and foreigner cave divers but with low work on scientific aspects; the elements that could help in understanding the evolution of these caves and how they have and continue to interact with...read more
Divers Discover 2,000 Year Old Sacrificial Altar
Divers from the non-profit Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) discovered a 2,000 year old sacrificial altar while exploring an ancient wreck in 400 feet of water. The artifact is one of many unique discoveries that promise to help redefine what we understand about ancient trade routes and commerce in the third century B.C.
2015 Image of the Year
Congratulations to Stephane Paziente, whose photo was chosen for the 2015 GUE Image of the Year!
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In May 2015 Krnicadive held its first international Documentation Contest where teams of divers explore, document, and create a presentation of a randomly assigned wreck.
Read the write-up here!