Schedule

What Type of Class Suits You?

Location Availability
Learn-to-Dive
Recreational Classes, including GUE Fundamentals
Advanced Recreational Classes, including Tech Upgrades
Cave Training
Technical Training
Group Trips & Private Travel
Speaking Engagements
In-Class Schedule

Scheduled Classes

Want a class scheduled at a different time or a different location?
Want to book a guided dive, mentoring session, or buddy dive?
Classes can be booked on demand. Email Mer

Or see Mer’s availability in calendar view. Calendar view shows remaining spots and classes that are proposed (i.e. could be moved to fit students’ schedules.) Also, calendar view is often more up to date than the page below…

N. Florida (no travel fee): March 2017-Jan 2018 and March-Dec 2018; also available for US and Caribbean classes
Hawaii (no travel fee): Now – all Feb 2017, early 2018

To see Mer’s scheduled classes on the GUE website: click here and scroll down.

LEARN TO DIVE COURSES – Pre-reqs: Non-smoker
Course Title Date Location Instructor
GUE Conference Oct 27-29, 2017 Gainesville, FL
High Springs, FL
GUE
Rec 1 – Learn to Dive
includes Nitrox, Boat, Drift, Wreck, Rescue
Dec 23-28, 2017 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Brownie’s Southport
Meredith Tanguay
Rec 1 – Learn to Dive
includes Nitrox, Boat, Drift, Rescue
Feb 4-9, 2018
dates negot.
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
Rec 1 – Learn to Dive
includes Nitrox, Boat, Drift, Wreck, Rescue
May 6-11, 2018 High Springs, FL and
Ft. Lauderdale area, FL
Meredith Tanguay
Additional Rec 1 classes added on demand.

RECREATIONAL COURSES – Pre-reqs: Certified diver
Course Title Date Location Instructor
GUE Conference Oct 27-29, 2017 Gainesville, FL
High Springs, FL
GUE
GUE Fundamentals Nov 15-18, 2017
FULL
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Annika Persson
GUE Fundamentals Dec 23-26, 2017 Ft Lauderdale, FL
Brownies Southport
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals Jan 16-19, 2018
one seat remains
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals Feb 11-15, 2018
dates negot.
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals-Part 1 Feb 22-24, 2018
dates negot.
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals Mar 26-29, 2018
FULL
Luraville, FL
Cave Excursions
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals Apr 1-4, 2018
dates negot.
High Springs, FL
OR Luraville, FL
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals May 21-24, 2018
dates negot.
Stuart, FL
Stuart Scuba
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals-Part 1 If requested Raleigh area, NC Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals
Add’l weekend class offered on demand
June 5-8, 2018 Raleigh area, NC Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals
Specific location negotiable.
Email if interested in this location.
June 24-27, 2018
dates negot.
Boston area, MA Meredith Tanguay,
Boston-native!
GUE Fundamentals
Specific location negotiable.
Email if interested in this location
July 8-11, 2018
dates negot.
Gilboa, OH Meredith Tanguay
GUE Fundamentals
Specific location negotiable.
Email if interested in this location
July 15-18, 2018
dates negot.
Chicago area, IL Meredith Tanguay
GUE Doubles Primer
Can be combined w/ Fundamentals Upgrade
July 27, 2018
dates negot.
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Fundamentals Part 1 or Part 2 added on demand.
Doubles & Drysuit Primers added on demand.

ADVANCED RECREATIONAL COURSES – Pre-reqs: GUE Fundamentals or Rec 1 certification
Course Title Date Location Instructor
GUE Conference Oct 27-29, 2017 Gainesville, FL
High Springs, FL
GUE
Recreational Diver 3
Recreational Deep & Trimix
Feb 26-Mar 3, 2018
dates negot.
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
DPV Level 1
Scooters
Feb 17-19, 2018
Presidents’ Day weekend
dates negot.
One seat remains
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
Documentation Diver
w/ Bonus Day to Dry Cave
In Lava Tubes
Interest List Forming
for Winter/Spring 2018
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
and TBD
DPV Level 1
Scooters
Graduation dives in S Florida an option
Winter-Spring 2017/2018
April 7-9, 2018
dates negot.
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Triox Primer
Part of Recreational Diver 2
June 9-10, 2018
dates negot.
Raleigh area, NC Meredith Tanguay
Fundamentals
Prov/Tech Upgrade
June 11, 2018
And other select dates
in early June 2018
Raleigh area, NC Meredith Tanguay
Fundamentals
Prov/Tech Upgrade – Can be combined w/ Doubles Primer
Jul 27, 2018
dates negot.
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Rec 2, Rec 3 & DPV1 added on demand.

Cave 1Apr 15-20, 2018
dates negot.High Springs, FLMeredith Tanguay

CAVE COURSES – Pre-reqs: GUE Fundamentals-Tech certification
Course Title Date Location Instructor
Cave 1 Aug 7-12, 2017
FULL
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Cave 1
**GUE Conference 2017: Oct 27-29**
Oct 21-26, 2017
one seat remains
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
GUE Conference Oct 27-29, 2017 Gainesville, FL
High Springs, FL
GUE
Cave 1 Nov 21-26, 2017
dates negot.
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Cave 1 Dec 11-16, 2017
one seat remains
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Cave 1 Dec 23-28, 2017
dates negot.
High Springs, FL Meredith Tanguay
Add’l Cave 1 classes added on demand. FL or Mexico

TECH COURSES – Pre-reqs: GUE Fundamentals-Tech certification
Course Title Date Location Instructor
Tech 1 Sept 1-4, 2017
Nov 10-12, 2017
one seat remains
TX & FL Guy Shockey
Meredith Tanguay
GUE Conference Oct 27-29, 2017 Gainesville, FL
High Springs, FL
GUE
Tech 1
After GUE Conference/DEMA trade show
Nov 4-9, 2017
dates negot.
Ft Lauderdale, FL Gideon Liew
Meredith Tanguay
Tech 1 May 14-19, 2018
two seats remain
dates negot.
Ft Lauderdale, FL TBD
Meredith Tanguay
Tech 1 classes added on demand. FL, HI or Worldwide.

GROUP TRIPS & PRIVATE TRAVEL
Course Title Date Location Leader
N Florida & Mill Pond Caves Interest List Forming
for Summer/Fall 2017
Florida Meredith Tanguay
GUE Conference Oct 27-29, 2017 Gainesville, FL
High Springs, FL
GUE
Mexico Caves Interest List Forming
for Fall/Holidays 2017
Mayan Riviera Meredith Tanguay
Bonaire Rec/Tech Trip Interest List Forming
for Fall/Holidays 2017
Bonaire Meredith Tanguay
Hawaii Rec/Tech Trip Interest List Forming
for Winter/Spring 2018
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
Documentation Diver
w/ Bonus Day to Dry Cave
In Lava Tubes
Interest List Forming
for Winter/Spring 2018
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Meredith Tanguay
and TBD
Travel available worldwide. FL, HI or Worldwide.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Talk Title Date Location Speaker
2016 R/V Baseline Explorer Missions March 4, 2017 Seattle, WA Meredith Tanguay
2016 R/V Baseline Explorer Missions Sat May 6, 2017 Blue Heron Beach, FL Meredith Tanguay
2016 R/V Baseline Explorer Missions June 13, 2017 Cary, NC Meredith Tanguay
R/V Baseline Explorer, Project Baseline,
Port Everglades FL Baseline Project,
and Value of High Capacity Diving
July 20, 2017
6PM Thursday
Orlando, FL Meredith Tanguay
R/V Baseline Explorer, Project Baseline,
Port Everglades FL Baseline Project,
and Value of High Capacity Diving
July 23, 2017
5PM Sunday
Stuart Scuba
Stuart, FL
Meredith Tanguay
2016 R/V Baseline Explorer Missions TBD
Late Fall/Early Winter
West Palm Beach, FL
and Orlando
Meredith Tanguay
Email us to book a talk by Mer. FL, HI or Worldwide.

LOCATION AVAILABILITY
Course Title Date Location Instructor
Available for Cave Guiding
Private or Groups
Ala carte or full service logistics
Mar 2017 – early Jan 2018
Spring and Fall 2018
Florida:
High Springs Area
Tallahassee Area
Indian Springs
Mill Pond/Marianna
Guide: Meredith Tanguay
NOW BOOKING
Primers, Fundies, Rec 1/2/3,
DPV, Cave 1
Mar 2017 – Dec 2017
Spring and Fall 2018
N & S Florida Meredith Tanguay
NOW BOOKING
Primers, Fundies, Rec 1/2/3
Late Spring/
Summer 2018
Raleigh, NC
Mid-Atlantic
Boston area, MA
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO
Meredith Tanguay
NOW BOOKING
Primers, Fundies, Rec 1/2/3,
DPV, Lava Tube Cave Guiding
Rec/Tech or DPV Guiding
Feb 2018 Hawaii Meredith Tanguay
GUE Week Kona:
Rec & Tech Dives, Shore & Boat,
Group Condo, Volcanoes, Shenanigans
Interest List Forming
for Feb 2018
Kailua-Kona
(Big Island), HI
Hawaii Underwater Explorers
Will travel to other locations on request!

Mer is available in Kona, Hawaii in winter-spring and High Springs, FL in summer-fall, generally. Dates in each location are flexible and depend on demand, conditions, and Mer’s whim.


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In-Class Schedule

Mer’s super detail-oriented, so why isn’t there a day by day schedule published for my class? Short answer is that each class is unique; we customize each class based on the experience, goals, and daily progression of each team, which often requires day-to-day or even mid-day adjustment. Then there’s mother nature and other logistics that can mess with an otherwise perfect plan. So rather than have your heart set on a specific schedule, here are some guidelines to help you prepare for your class:

  • Before scheduling a class, we will discuss your goals and local logistics to determine ideal course length (number of days).
  • During class we’ll go over our anticipated schedule one day at a time.
  • You’ll receive emails outlining first day location, time, and stuff to bring.
  • Class days will run approx. 10 hours if we’re diving close to our classroom/overnight location. 11 hours if we have ~45 mins drives to sites (typical for FL classes). Total class day time includes travel time, lunch, breaks, learning, hilarity, and good times!
  • Class will start fairly early each day, but this depends on local logistics. 
  • You should expect to have lunch on-site. Pack lunch, bring plenty of snacks, and water.
  • You will have some homework at night. Pre-class preparation as assigned by your instructor will reduce homework amounts.
  • Class days are rather full, unless an alternate schedule has been selected.
  • Start class well-rested, if possible.
  • Classes with shorter days (but more of them) are available for additional fee.
  • Remain flexible if weather or other logistics throw us a monkey wrench: this means also bring your classroom materials when we think we’re going diving and also bring your dive gear when we think we’re going to the classroom.

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