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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: Save-A-Dive-Bearded Edition

You showed up to dive but forgot to tame your inner Wookie. No problem. GUE’s Rich Denmark’s on the job with some face saving tips. Got your “Save-a-Beard” kit handy?

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Love your beard, but not how it breaks the seal on your mask? Well, bearded diver, Rich Denmark has a few tips in store for you on how to prevent your beard from interfering with your next dive.

His recommendation? Use a mask with a short skirt and carry a “Save-a-dive” beard kit that has all of the tools you need to groom with before a dive.

The kit includes:

  • Leatherman
  • Razor with a single blade on top
  • Silicone lubricant (no petroleum aloud!)

Richie has been creating content with GUE since early 2009 and has been a GUE diver for over 5 years. At a young age he fell in love with the lakes, springs, and oceans of Florida and now, with 10 years experience in HD video production, is proud to combine his passion and skills for GUE. Rich is the creative drive behind many GUE HQ video projects and also excels at photography, graphic design, voiceovers, video editing and effects, and much more. His primary goal within the organization is to use his diverse media skill set to bring our global GUE community and the general public closer together. When he isn’t working for GUE or out diving he regularly films with ESPN and other national TV shows, as well as for local artists and businesses.

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