GUE Fundamentals

GUE Fundamentals

More and more divers and instructors, representatives of various educational agencies, enroll in the GUE Fundamentals courses stimulated by the desire to improve their diving skills and to discover the pillars of the most imitated system in contemporary scuba diving activities.
- Bruno Borelli / GUE Instructor

Applicants for a GUE Fundamentals course must:

  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • Be a nonsmoker.
  • 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.
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Be a certified GUE Rec 1 diver or be certified as an open water diver from a recognized training agency.
  • Submit a completed registration form, a medical history, and a liability release to GUE Headquarters.

Prior to the commencement of class, students should consult with a GUE representative to verify equipment requirements. Anyhow the students are not required to have their own equipment to take the course as rental of all or part of the major components is included in the course fee. This allows the student to try out the equipment prior to making any purchases and to avoid acquiring substandard equipment which not fulfills GUE’s requirement.

At the end of the GUE Fundamentals course the candidate who demonstrates a good level of capacity in all components of the training may obtain the Fundamentals Tech pass to access the GUE Tech and Cave training programs.

Additional Required Equipment for a Fundamentals Tech rating:

  • Double tank configuration
  • Primary light system
  • Back-up lights
  • Drysuit

GUE's Fundamentals course combines lectures, land drills and underwater training sessions to develop and to strengthen the basic skills required for safe diving, and to increase the fun by reducing stress.

Diver's efficiency is improved by the use of appropriate practices in the following areas:

  • buoyancy control & horizontal trim;
  • propulsion and maneuvering techniques;
  • equipment managment;
  • teamwork;
  • standardization;
  • situational awarness;

To the experieced diver with aspirations for more advanced dive training the course provides the tools that will contribute to a greater likelihood of success.

To Instructors and dive professionals is the best way to take a challenge, to improve their diving skills and to learn about the very forefront of diving techniques, also for the benefit of their own courses.

Training limits:

  • Student-to-instructor cannot exceed 4:1
  • Critical skills may only be performed up to a maximum depth of 9 meters
  • Two dives must be at a depth of at least 25 feet/8 meters
  • Maximum depth during training cannot exceed 18 meters
  • No overhead diving
  • Minimum decompression

The GUE Fundamentals course is normally conducted over four days, requires 6 dives and at least 30 hours instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills and in-water work.

The GUE Fundamentals Part 1 course has been developed for those who prefer to participate in only two days of introductory training and later on be able to integrate their educational path with additional two days of training through the GUE Fundamentals Part 2 course. The GUE Fundamentals Part 1 course is conducted over 2 days, it includes 3 dives and at least 16 hours of instruction encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.

All-inclusive course price

Instruction, dives and gas refills

GUE Fund. part 1

450

  • 2 days

GUE Fundamentals

850

  • 4 days

GUE Fund. part 2

500

  • 2-3 days

packages with accommodation available on request

starting at 30€ per night