If extending your limits and exploring deeper for longer is what you want to do, this course is for you.  GUE Rec 3 certifies you to 39m using trimix (21/35 and 30/30) plus the use of a decompression bottle. 

Exploring wrecks such as the ex-HMAS Adelaide and the Pyrmont II here in Sydney are just the beginning.  If you want to travel overseas to Truk Lagoon, the Solomon Islands or other diving destinations around the world, Rec 3 opens up so much more beyond the limits of normal recreational diving.  Rec 3 is also an invaluable stepping stone to Tech 1.  It bridges the gap between Fundamentals and the much more challenging Tech 1 class by introducing valve failures, decompression procedures and deeper ascent protocols.

What's involved

GUE Recreational Diver 3 is conducted over 5 days and includes a minimum of 8 dives (but generally 10 or more) and 40 hours of instruction encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.  The 5-day course is generally split into 2 parts: Sat-Sun (part 1), and the following Fri-Sun (part 2).  It’s best not to break up the flow too much, hence two weekends with a Friday included works well with busy work/life schedules.  Days 3,4 and 5 are all boat diving days.

More information

Applicants for GUE Recreational Diver 3 program must:

  • Have passed either the GUE Fundamentals course at the “recreational” level or GUE Recreational Diver 2
  • Have completed the GUE Doubles Primer course or be proficient in doubles with at least 25 experience dives
  • Have a minimum of 75 non-training dives
  • Be non-smokers
  • Course cost: AUD$1,950 (includes all tuition fees, boat and nitrox and trimix gas)
  • Your GUE Registration Fee is paid separately via the GUE website.


The class can also be conducted over 5 straight days (eg for divers visiting Sydney for a limited time) or around a schedule that works for a group of candidates. For more information and to book a place on our next GUE Recreational 3 Course send us an email or give us a call on (02) 9369 3855.

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