It is possible for a student who has passed the Fundamentals class at the recreational level to be re-evaluated at a later date after they have had an opportunity to work on various skills etc, in preparation for taking further GUE technical or Cave classes. In this way, the Fundamentals class operates as the "gateway" for further training. Prior to an official evaluation students usually have the opportunity to dive with other GUE divers and even with their GUE instructor in a non-formal setting. This is a terrific opportunity for "osmosis" and skill building after their intial GUE training.
I have to give honourable mention here to one student who had recovered from knee surgery and had been working hard on tweeking a few things that needed tweeking. Way to go larry for your dedication and hard work. It was a pleasure to watch your work ethic in action! And as usual, thank you to the GUE community in Seattle for supporting our newest members.