ABout gue

Global Underwater Explorers began with a group of divers whose love of underwater exploration grew naturally into a desire to protect those environments. In 1999, a unique organization was formed that would be dedicated to high-quality diver education with the goals of supporting aquatic research that advances conservation and safely expanding exploration of the underwater world. 

GUE has become a global leader in scuba education. One inspiration for GUE’s creation was to provide the highest quality diver training programs possible to produce divers who are skilled, competent, and safe—and having fun! Enhanced diving skills increase diver safety, reduce damage to fragile marine ecosystems, and open the door to expanded opportunities for exploration and conservation of diverse underwater environment.

GUE's leaders and members have advanced scuba experience that enables them to safely reach depths and locations that many divers never could. This means we can offer much-needed assistance to researchers around the world, as well as launch our own unique initiatives.

Global Underwater Explorers emerged out of a shared desire to safely explore and protect the underwater world and to improve the quality of education and research in all things aquatic. In line with the original vision of its founding members, GUE is committed to:

  • Developing safe, skilled, and knowledgeable divers

  • Undertaking and promoting underwater research

  • Pursuing global underwater exploration

  • Safeguarding the integrity of the underwater world

  • Providing the public with a comprehensive resource on all things aquatic.


Working to redefine the ties binding the average underwater enthusiast to underwater explorers, conservationists, and scientific researchers, GUE is committed to the overall goal of promoting the interests of the underwater world and of those who seek to engage it.