One of the most competent open water courses in the industry. If you want to start good, you go full throttle! Use of Nitrox, max 21m, SMB deployment, basic navigation, basic rescue skills.
GUE’s Recreational Diver Level 1 course is designed to provide non-divers with sufficient knowledge, skill, and experience to dive within the limits of similarly qualified scuba divers. Qualified GUE Recreational Diver Level 1 divers are able to dive under conditions equal to or better than those in which they were trained with appropriate surface support and with individuals holding the same or a higher level of certification while using Nitrox 32 or air within minimum decompression limits.
The Recreational Diver Level 1 course is normally conducted over five days. It requires a minimum of ten confined water sessions, six open water dives, and at least forty hours of instruction, encompassing classroom lectures, land drills, and in-water work.
Part 1: 3-4 full days; 4 confined open water dive and 2 open water dives and lectures
Part 2: 3-4 full days; 6 confined open water dive and 4 open water dives and lectures