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GUE instructor Steve Millington scooter diving among the kelp
Bob Sherwood taught an outstanding GUE JJ-CCR class. We had over 750 minutes in the water with dives from shore and also on three beautiful wrecks. Bob went above and beyond in teaching this course. He’s an amazing instructor. For those qualified (GUE Tech 2), I highly recommended taking this class.

Steve Millington, Los Angeles, CA

GUE Tech 1 Instructor

GUE instructor Heison Chak with students
I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Bob beginning with Fundamentals and continuing through Instructor training. His dedication and commitment to helping students be successful has produced some of the best divers and instructors out there.

Heison Chak, Toronto, Canada

GUE Instructor

GUE student Chris Malinowski cave diving
Bob took me from a novice diver to a technical diver confident in all types of situations, and he did it like I was a friend more than a student. You know that Bob cares about you, not just that you take a course.

Chris Malinowski, Columbia, MD

GUE Tech 1 and Tech 2 student (Photo courtesy of Dave Sheard)

GUE student Mario Saenz in drysuit standing by the water
I consider myself fortunate to have taken GUE Recreational 1 (GUE’s open water class) with Bob, one of the best divers and teachers in North America. More than that, however, I am very grateful for Bob’s generosity. He wants his students to succeed at their highest level, and he gives so much of himself, his time, his knowledge, his enthusiasm, and sense of humor, that it is virtually assured that the committed student will become a much better diver than he or she could ever imagine.

Mario Saenz, Syracuse, NY

GUE Recreational 1 Student

GUE student Vince Mallardi cave diving
Bob is a phenomenal instructor who has the exceptional ability to present new information in a way that facilitates a student’s learning, not just memorization, of the material. The training doesn’t end at the successful completion of the course; Bob always makes time to mentor his students and provide advice.

Vince Mallardi, Washington, DC

GUE Tech 1 and Tech 2 Student (Photo courtesy of Warren Lo)

Andrew Driver at the helm of the Blue Foot Diving boat
You can be assured that if you take a class with Bob there will be no shortcuts. Bob teaches with unrelenting enthusiasm and a great deal of skill, experience, knowledge, and expertise. He is a first rate instructor who gives great value for money.

Andrew Driver, Alexandria Bay, NY

Owner, Blue Foot Diving

GUE instructor Gideon Liew
Bob is an excellent instructor. He is passionate about his work, great at what he does, and highly capable in all situations. He taught me a thing or two about scuba!

Gideon Liew, Singapore

GUE Instructor Evaluator (Photo courtesy of BK Chin)

Ken Liu diving
Bob Sherwood always goes above and beyond for his students. I think that’s why his students are always so loyal. You can’t force someone to care, and he certainly takes great pains to pass along his knowledge to his students.

Ken Liu, Toronto, Canada

GUE Tech 1, Tech 2 Student

GUE student Nate Kwiatek in dive gear

For me the decision was easy. Bob Sherwood, one of the founding GUE instructors, is not only a pioneer in technical diving, but he actively and continuously uses the technical skills he teaches during Tech 1 and Tech 2 classes. While teaching he has the unique ability to convey the information needed to learn in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. I can without question recommend Bob Sherwood as the premier teacher for any GUE class from Primer to Tech 2.

Nate Kwiatek, Washington, DC

GUE Tech 1, Tech 2, and CCR Student

Photo of underwater photographer Warren Lo in dive gear on surface
As a scuba instructor, Bob has an innate sense of what each student needs to work on. This allows him to elevate everyone he works with to the next level of diving skill and ability, which is a quality that is not often seen in very many instructors

Warren Lo, Toronto, Canada

Owner, Warren Lo Photography

Photo of Samantha Auyeung in dive gear on surface
Bob’s classes are demanding, but the skills gained make all future dives safe and fun. He has been known to make grown men cry underwater, which can be worth the price of admission.

Samantha "Scuba Sam" Auyeung, High Springs, FL

GUE Fundamentals Student

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From Beginning Open Water to Advanced Technical Rebreather Diving

All About Scuba will train you to the highest standards in the industry
Recreational Diver 1 student with instructor Bob Sherwood

Recreational Diver 1 student with instructor Bob Sherwood

GUE Technical Diver 2 students on a decompression stop midwater

GUE Technical Diver 2 students

Learn to Dive

All About Scuba, located in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River in Upstate New York, is a provider of GUE instruction and committed to producing divers who are knowledgeable, skilled, competent, and safe. GUE diver training is supported by an unprecedented quality control system including regular re-qualification of instructors, mandatory student renewals, and quality assessment of all GUE students.

Are you ready to explore the underwater world? Here are just a few of the benefits of choosing All About Scuba to certify you to dive:

  • Over twenty years of experience in the dive industry
  • We can work with your schedule and in your location
  • Classes taught in New York in the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River or at a location of your choice
  • Our open water scuba classes have the highest standards in the industry
  • Develop good buoyancy and trim from the beginning. No need to take special buoyancy classes.
  • Learn finning techniques that eliminate coral damage and silting
  • Use beautifully streamlined, effective gear from the start. You’ll never outgrow it!
  • Connect with a network of safe, fun divers

Start your underwater education today! Call 607-765-3942

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Are you already certified to dive? Do you want to work on your skills or take your diving to the next level?

Some of the benefits of advanced training with All About Scuba North:

  • One-on-one sessions to work on specific issues
  • Our technical diving classes have the highest standards in the industry
  • Connect with a network of safe and skilled technical divers
  • Become involved with our St.Lawrence River conservation projects and in GUE conservation and exploration projects around the globe

Our Classes

For more information about each course, click a class above.

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Diver on the wreck of the AE Vickery

A. E. Vickery photo courtesy of Warren Lo

About All About Scuba and Bob Sherwood

All About Scuba director of education, Bob Sherwood, has more than 25 years of experience as an exploration diver, educator, and instructor trainer and is considered by his peers to be one of the top dive professionals in the United States.

Bob worked closely with Jarrod Jablonski during the formation of GUE and is a member of the GUE advisory board and the only GUE Instructor Trainer/Instructor Evaluator in the Northeast United States and Canada. He is the founder of the GUE affiliate Northeast Underwater Explorers.

At the 2014 Global Diving Conference, Bob and other key GUE people were recognized for their involvement with the organization

At the 2014 Global Diving Conference, Bob and other key GUE people were honored for their involvement in the organization

As a member of the Woodville Karst Plain Project (WKPP), Bob was a support diver for Jarrod Jablonski and George Irvine on their world record cave dive of 18,000 feet at a depth of 300 feet. In 1999 Bob was a member of an elite team of divers on the prestigious GUE expedition to the wreck of the HMHS Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic) located in approximately 400 feet of water off the coast of Greece. This project included the first extensive penetration into the wreck.

In 2011, Bob initiated and led a project to document the condition of the wreck of the A. E. Vickery, a popular dive site in the St. Lawrence River. This NEUE project is also supporting the efforts of Project Baseline.

Bob continues to share his passion for exploration, teaching, and community-building with divers from all walks of life, from professional athletes to open water divers, in the United States and abroad. Bob’s reputation as an accomplished dive instructor has resulted in invitations to train divers in Egypt, Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Japan, the Philippines, and Mexico. Students trained by Bob have gone on to become exploration divers, scientific divers, and GUE instructors.

Bob is based in Cape Vincent, New York, on the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

Contact Bob to schedule a class or a private training session. Call 607-765-3942.

Photo of GUE instructor Bob Sherwood geared up on dive boat

Photo of Bob Sherwood courtesy of Blue Foot Diving

We dive it. We recommend it.

At All About Scuba we can supply you with everything you need to be safe, comfortable, and sufficient underwater, without submerging you in unnecessary costs, unsafe equipment, or gear that you will outgrow.

We have collaborated with major players in the dive industry to provide you with the most reliable and robust dive gear available. Through our relationship with these manufacturers, we are able to offer you unparalleled support and service.

All About Scuba has a wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help you select the gear that will make your diving a joy.

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