GUE Scuba Gear Configuration vs. Jacket-style Configuration

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Episode 1 – Introduction: The guests are entering the stage
In this episode, GUE Instructor Dorota Czerny introduces the two different equipment configurations, outlining the main components of a single tank system on both of them. You will learn the main reasons for creating this video, what the advantage of a jacket-style BCD is, and what the big advantage of the GUE system is. You’ll also get a glimpse of how Dorota got to know the long-hose, backplate configuration and what her first take was on that!

Video and editing: Dimitris Fifis
Instructor: Dorota Czerny

A short story about the differences

In our new, five-episode equipment series, GUE Instructor Dorota Czerny discusses the differences between a GUE-configured equipment set, consisting of a single tank, backplate, harness, wing, and long hose regulator system, and a jacket-style system that is most common in recreational diving. The comparison covers general components and goes into detail about streamlining, fit, and function; weighting options; managing out-of-gas situations in the two regulator configurations; and offers some advice for GUE-trained recreational divers.

The purpose of the series is not only to differentiate the two equipment configurations, but to provide GUE-trained recreational divers with an overview of an equipment set they may need to use when traveling to a destination where GUE-configured equipment is not available and they are not able to travel with their own system.


Bogy 1 Kinoby says:

Hey guys, just a friendly reminder – it’s 7ft long not 6ft.

CheekyMonkey888 says:

The wing adds buoyancy to the tank, not the diver – what stops it from pushing the diver’s face into the water if the diver is no longer conscious and surfaces on bcd lift alone?

Dunning Kruger says:

I almost died with PADI training.

LiquidGF says:

Very nice video, well made!
Happy new year. 🙂

Paul Duffy says:

I’d put the alternative air hose on the left side .. if someone wants to uses it, it won’t have a twisted/ tension hose trying to pull the regular out of their mouth..if they pull your regulator out of your mouth , as an instructor you should be okay with that your hose is twisted/ tension haven’t run out of air.or panicked

Smaghed says:

at 7:19 … are those split fins on the left? 😀
Sillyness aside; I feel like wing and backplate are getting more common over the last couple of years. At this point, if a dive center shows it is unfamiliar with this setup, I would walk away.
Hopefully in a couple of years, more organisations will adopt it as standard training equipment.

hany hassan says:

How can I do a cross over to GUE rec diver ?

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