GUE Fundamentals Part 1 & 2 *NEW*

For the first time, GUE Fundamentals can now be taken in 2 parts. The 2 part Fundamentals class is designed for three purposes:

  1. Allows students to explore GUE training before committing to a full Fundamentals class.
  2. Accommodates students traveling from out of town and/or with scheduling challenges to break the class up into 2 sections.
  3. Provides students who may require additional practice to develop a stable platform opportunity to do so.

Part 1 of this class provides students with an introduction to GUE training. Students have the option to carry on with Part 2 at a later date. GUE Fundamentals Part 1 replaces what was formerly offered as a GUE Primer.

The GUE Fundamentals program is designed to cultivate the essential skills required by all sound diving practice. Included among its course outcomes are: providing the recreational diver, who does not desire further diver training, with an opportunity to advance his/her basic diving skills; training divers in the theory and practice of Nitrox; providing divers with aspirations for more advanced diver training with the tools that will contribute to a greater likelihood of success; and providing non-GUE trained divers with a gateway into GUE training. The outcome of the GUE Fundamentals program will provide you with the capability and confidence to help you better enjoy diving in the Emerald Ocean!


Applicants for a Fundamentals course must:

  1. Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.
  2. Be physically and mentally fit.
  3. Hold insurance that will cover diving emergencies such as hyperbaric treatment, e.g. DAN Master-level insurance or equivalent.
  4. Be a nonsmoker.
  5. Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for the use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any prior medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.
  6. Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  7. Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency.

Duration: The Fundamentals Part 1 course is normally conducted over 2 days, and requires a minimum of 2 dives and at least 14 hours of instruction encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.

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