Wreck and Cave was started by Rich Walker in 2005. He is a full-time instructor with Global Underwater Explorers . Before that he was a biomedical scientist studying blood flow in the human body. Rich’s knowledge of physiology and physics gives him a unique position as a diving instructor.
Rich has been diving since 1991. He is a wreck diver and spends much of his time diving the wrecks around the UK coastline. More recently, he has become fascinated by the wartime wrecks around the Norwegian coast, and tries to dive over there at least once a year.
Rich Walker only teaches the curriculum offered by Global Underwater Explorers. GUE classes cover buoyancy, trim, equipment configuration, nitrox, oxygen, trimix, helium, decompression, teamwork and a host of other important topics. The quality of the GUE curriculum produces competent, confident and comfortable divers, which is what it’s all about!
Rich offers GUE training in the UK and worldwide for Recreational, Fundamentals, DPV and Tech 1 & 2 classes. He has taught over 100 Fundamentals classes and 50 Tech 1 classes. Rich is also an instructor evaluator, and takes a significant role in developing new instructors for GUE, instructor training courses and instructor evaluations around the world. He is the Director of Technical Training for GUE, where he manages the development of the technical diver curriculum.