GUE Partners are dive operators and other diving-related groups that agree to support GUE divers. These partners are ranked in relation to the services they provide, as well as according to their level of commitment to GUE training and procedures. GUE partners make it easy for divers to locate operations interested in supporting their diving goals and helps to grow local GUE dive communities, increasing the ease of locating buddies while diving locally and abroad. Additionally, each level of partner is required to develop and/or support a local Project Baseline site or an approved local environmental program, not only giving more purpose to diving, but giving back to the local community.
GUE Partner Levels
GUE Instructor Development Centers (IDC) are facilities dedicated to expanding the GUE diving community while supporting the broader goals of the organization. These facilities maintain at least one GUE Instructor mentor on staff and are sponsored by a GUE Instructor Trainer. These facilities commit to offer regular interning options for GUE instructors-in-training, as well as supporting and/or organizing GUE Instructor Training Courses when requested by Headquarters. GUE IDCs should also promote the research, exploration, and educational goals of GUE. These facilities must have all appropriate GUE standard gasses on-site as well as provide GUE dive equipment and year-round access to GUE dive training; they must also operate within GUE Standards.
GUE Dive Centers are facilities dedicated to expanding the GUE diving community while supporting the broader goals of the organization. These facilities are affiliated with a GUE Instructor sponsor and/or maintain at least one GUE Instructor on staff; they must also have at least one experienced GUE Technical or Cave Diver on staff. These facilities commit to organizing and/or hosting regular GUE courses and should aspire to promote the research, exploration, and educational goals of GUE. These facilities must provide access to all GUE standard gasses, appropriate GUE dive equipment, and year-round access to GUE dive training; they must also operate within GUE Standards.
GUE Affiliates are organizations that promote GUE’s broad global mission in support of aquatic education, exploration, and conservation. These groups advance GUE and its mission within their region and abide by GUE Standards.
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