a non-profit affiliate of Global Underwater Explorers
GUE Seattle's Vision
Through community outreach programs and dedicated GUE based diver education, we will develop some of the world’s best divers, who can push the envelope in the exploration of historically and ecologically significant submerged resources in local WA State waters. Our exploration projects will have the goal of gathering consistent observational data and documenting the degradation or appreciation of our submerged resources over time. Through data analysis, we aim to drive policy changing efforts to conserve, protect and create public awareness for our local waters.
Our various projects have the goal of gathering consistent observational data and documenting the degradation or appreciation of our submerged resources over time. Through data analysis, we aim to drive policy-changing efforts to conserve, protect and create public awareness for our local waters.
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Meet the 2021 board
Meet the GUE Seattle board members and advisors!
Each of these divers bring a unique skill set from their respective professional “surface careers” to the GUE Seattle organization. Collectively they form the board of GUE Seattle.
As a team, they all ultimately share the same vision and passion: The Research, Exploration and Conservation of our local Pacific Northwest waters.
Advisors to the Board
General Board Member
Alex's first experience with diving was in the swimming pool at Underwater Sports at the ripe old age of 10. His father had purchased some new dive equipment from the store and was going to try it out in the pool. Alex was invited to come along and after just a few breaths on his dad's alternate regulator, knew this was something he would do someday. That someday finally came 13 years later in 2004, and ironically in the same pool, when Alex took his open water class soon after finishing college. At the completion of the class his instructor told him, “You’re going to be a dive instructor someday." And so, the journey began...
General Board Member
After being certified in 2009, Kees decided to seek out more experienced divers in the area. Kees did some research and was attracted to the standardization and skill offered by GUE. He was particularly attracted to the idea that a diver can “Begin with the End in Mind,” and develop skills early on that are useful at every level of diving.
We welcome new members to GUE Seattle, and we sincerely hope that you will consider joining us for some fun diving, fellowship, awesome project work, and exploration here in the greater Seattle area. As an official GUE affiliate, all members of GUE Seattle need to be current GUE members. While GUE training is required for exploration and project work dives, it is not required that you have GUE training to become a member of our affiliate organization.
Per IRS Publication 526, your membership dues for GUE Seattle are 100% tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- In addition to being in good standing with GUE, we ask that all members contribute annual dues of $30, the first installment of which is payable at time of membership application. Full membership privileges include:
- Participating in group events and activities
- Participating in diving or in-water activities at the level of certification as established by GUE
- GUE Seattle logowear (varies by year)
- Voting privileges within the organization
- GUE instructors who are situated outside of the general Pacific Northwest Region may be granted honorary membership at the discretion of the board. Honorary membership allows instructors access to online resources, and should the instructor be able to participate in a project, they may do so in accordance with their GUE certification level. Instructors receiving honorary membership will not have voting privileges within the organization.
- To be considered for honorary membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org..
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