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Guy Shockey is back with more diving tips and tricks, but this time it applies to more than just cold water diving. In this month’s video he covers some tips for helpful things to keep in your wetnotes and to keep in your pockets. It just might save you from having to call a dive. Check it out and let us know what you keep in your pockets by sending an email or video to indepth@gue.com.

UPDATE: Guy saw the video and realized he misspoke. Wetnotes belong in the right pocket! We are all human. We’ve corrected the video as well.

Want more tips and tricks? Watch more here.

Header image by Peter Gaertner.


Guy Shockey is GUE instructor and trainer who is actively involved in mentoring the next generation of GUE divers.  He started diving in 1982 in a cold mountain lake in Alberta, Canada. Since then he has logged somewhere close to 8000 dives in most of the oceans of the world. He is a passionate technical diver with a particular interest in deeper ocean wreck diving. He is a former military officer and professional hunter with a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science, as well as an entrepreneur with several successful startup companies to his credit.

He is a former competitive rugby player and also a past magazine editor for Mountain Hunter and a regular contributor to Quest journal. He spends much of his time involved in projects intended to grow the technical diving communities in the Pacific Northwest. He has participated in multiple diving expeditions and is now focussing on using photogrammetry techniques to help document our underwater world. When not found underwater you can probably find him at one of many skydiving dropzones….

Diving Tips and Tricks

Diving Tips and Tricks: Stowing your Fins

What to do with those fins during that long march from the parking lot down the stairs to the wharf to find your boat? Ricardo Constantino has a trick that will make your life easily and have you saying finny! Check it out.

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In this diving tips and tricks video, GUE instructor Ricardo Constantino shows you a handy way to carry your fins…not in your hands or on your feet…

Stowing your Fins

  • Unclip SPG from left hip D-ring
  • Weave SPG & hose through fin straps
  • Reclip SPG to D-Ring

Ricardo Constantino studied engineering in South Africa and now leads the R&D department of a Portuguese petrol retail technology company. Actively involved in a number of diving projects worldwide, he manages a Project Baseline cave initiative on the major Portuguese caves. He enjoys diving for scientists and contributing to the growth of knowledge by exploring new cave passages, and he serves on the board of directors of two prestigious Portuguese scientific associations with links to underwater research.

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