The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential skills required for sound diving practice. Included among its course outcomes are: to provide the recreational diver, who does not desire diver training beyond the recreational level, with an opportunity to advance their basic diving skills; to train divers in the theory and practice of Nitrox; to provide divers with aspirations for more advanced diver training with the tools that will contribute to a greater likelihood of success; and to provide non-GUE trained divers with a gateway into GUE training.
4 days format: The GUE Fundamentals course is normally conducted over four days. It requires a minimum of six dives and at least thirty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom lectures, land drills, and in-water work.
Part 1 & Part 2 format: Has been designed for those who prefer to take the class in two parts either because of time available as well as to allow time between the two sessions for them to further experfirst half and an introduction and the second half (part 2)
The GUE Fundamentals Part 1 course is normally conducted over two days. It requires a minimum of two dives and at least fourteen hours of instruction, encompassing classroom lectures, land drills, and in-water work.
The GUE Fundamentals Part 2 course is normally conducted over three days. It requires a minimum of four dives and at least twenty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom lectures, land drills, and in-water work.
Certification is awarded after completion of course and a pass mark of 90% or more is achieved.
If a passing mark isn’t achieved the first time round, students may retake the exam.
Must be able to swim at least 275 m in less than 14 minutes without stopping.
Must be able to swim a distance of at least 15 m on a breath hold while submerged.
At the computation of the course candidate who have met the certification criteria may be awarded with a Rec or Tech pass, respectively. Tech pass eligibles candidates to enrol into GUE Tech and Cave training programs.
Equipment Requirements for a GUE Fundamentals – Technical Rating