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WE ARE BACK! ATTEND THE GUE CONFERENCE THE WEEKEND BEFORE DEMA

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Invest in your love for diving by joining leading explorers and avid divers for a weekend of diving, informative presentations and engaging workshops  in Gainesville and High Springs, Florida 

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High Springs, FL September 22nd, 2022—GUE invites you to join us as we celebrate 23 years of education, exploration, and conservation at the Hilton University of Florida Conference center in Gainesville, Florida. The conference takes place on October 29-30 and boasts presentations from leading explorers, instructors, and dive industry professionals, along with hands-on workshops, social events, and plenty of diving.

Registration is still open, and all divers are welcome! 

The GUE conference takes place the weekend before DEMA, which will be held just down the highway in Orlando. GUE’s conference is a great way to begin your trip to DEMA. 

Conference festivities will kick off Friday morning in High Springs with a Fun Run open to everyone. Friday evening, join us for a social event to greet old friends and make new ones. 

Saturday’s presentations will take place at the Gainesville Hilton, where conference attendees will enjoy an insider’s view of GUE’s new pilot Project Diver program. This unique opportunity includes access to Core Module presentations from leading educators, scientists, and explorers. Saturday night, join us for a social with a cocktail hour and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Sunday provides the option to go diving or participate in additional educational presentations at a new venue in High Springs. Afterward, we’ll close the conference with a Halloween party and bonfire. We hope to see you here!

Photo by Kirill Egorov.

Conference Registration Includes:

  • Two days of talks, presentations, and workshops
  • Conference bag with goodies
  • Breakfast buffet and coffee Saturday morning
  • Snack & coffee breaks on Saturday
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Cocktail hour with appetizers on Saturday evening
  • Breakfast buffet and coffee on Sunday morning
  • Lunch on Sunday

Click here to learn more about the schedule and presenters or to register for the weekend.


Global Underwater Explorers, a US 501(c)(3), began with a group of divers whose love of underwater exploration grew naturally into a passion for protecting these environments. In 1998, they created a unique organization dedicated to high-quality diver education and support for aquatic conservation while working to safely expand exploration of the underwater world.

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Header Image: Petra Florence, Ava Waddell & Adalyn Olcott, all age 10 , become the three newest Dive Addicts, in Midway, Utah. Photo by Kerstin Thornton Olcott with book covers added.

🎶🎶 Predive Clicklist: Teach your Children by Crosby, Stills and Nash 

This holiday, we offer up a couple of ocean-related children’s books for your shopping list. First up is a review of Sea Shepherd founder Capt. Paul Watson’s new book, “We Are The Ocean,” by InDEPTH co-founder Amanda White. We then dive into the newly released “Girls’ Super Power Series,” authored by diver medic and trainer Chantelle Newman. Empower your progeny!

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