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Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire becomes first GUE dive center in the Caribbean and South America

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Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire has announced it has become the first and only training facility in the Caribbean and South America to provide courses from Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). Recently the resort became an official GUE dive center.   

According to German Arango, also known as ‘Mr. G’, Buddy Dives’ Technical Diving Coordinator, this is a great new asset for the Caribbean region: “GUE provides the highest quality of diver education by teaching to refine your diving on a level no other training organization does. By taking a GUE course you will increase your safety and control during your dives and consequently your dives will be more enjoyable and fun.”

GUE dive center

As a GUE dive center Buddy Dive Resort has a full time GUE Instructor that takes care of maintaining what is needed to support both GUE recreational and exploration grade dives by providing standard gasses, appropriate GUE dive equipment and year-round access to GUE dive training. Buddy Dive Resort is committed to regular GUE courses, including but not limited to Fundamentals, Tech 1, Tech 2, DPV and Primers.  At the same time Buddy Dive promotes the research, exploration, and educational goals of GUE  via ‘Mr. G’.

GUE training

GUE is committed to developing safe, skilled and knowledgeable divers (recreational and technical). The GUE system stands for the highest quality of diving education by teaching solid fundamental skills. Most difficulty in diving relates to poorly developed basic skills such as good buoyancy control and the use of inefficient equipment. This could cause unnecessary exhaustion, stress and degradation of the dive site, even for the more experienced diver. By emphasizing solid fundamental diving skills, GUE training provides greater enjoyment and safeguards the integrity of the fragile marine ecosystems.

TeK event

Every year in October Buddy Dive TeK hosts the Bonaire TeK event, a week fully dedicated to technical diving. ‘Mr. G’: “Divers can immerse themselves in the world of tec diving through demonstrations, presentations, training and workshops. Instructor trainers of GUE, NAUI and PADI will be present to answer all questions. We welcome divers from around the world to this event.” This year’s Buddy Dive TeK event will take place from October 7 till October 14, 2017.

For more information visit www.buddydive.com.

 

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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

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When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Good luck to everyone! D.S.D.O James


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Liquid Sports announce NEW colours of Hollis F1 LT Fin now in stock

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Liquid Sports has announced that the NEW Colours of the Hollis F1 LT fin are now in stock at LS warehouse and ready to ship.

Already available in Grey, the NEW White & Yellow Hollis F1 LT fins have the following features:

• Short blade for easier finning in confined spaces
• Angled strap mounts for comfort & a better transition of power
• Spring heel straps with easy-grip heel tab
• Multiple strap mounting positions for a fine tuned fit
• Vented blade reduces stress while accelerating water over blade
• Generous foot pocket

F1 LT Yellow RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2207.xx 

F1 LT White RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2211.xx 

For more information visit the Liquid Sports website by clicking here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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