Frequently Asked Questions - Classes
GUE Fundamentals may be conducted in a single tank for recreational divers; technical divers interested in advanced GUE training will use twin (double) tanks. To enter GUE Fundamentals, individuals must hold an Open Water rating from a recognized agency (most major agencies are acceptable). GUE training focuses on foundational skills, including theory and practical application of buoyancy, trim, teamwork, rescue skills, nitrox and other breathing gases, gas consumption, dive planning, equipment configuration, decompression theory, and more. GUE Fundamentals dives are video-recorded and used as a teaching tool to help improve diving skills.
- $45 for Doubles or Drysuit Primer (no certifications), Gas Blender, and Triox, Navigation, and Rescue Primer.
- $40 for GUE Fundamentals Part 1 and Recreational Supervised Diver to Rec 1 Upgrade
- $55 for GUE Fundamentals Part 2 and Recreational Supervised Diver
- $95 for GUE Fundamentals, Recreational Diver 1, 2, and 3, Documentation Diver, DPV 1, DPV Cave, Cave Sidemount, Underwater Cave Survey, Scientific Diver, and Photogrammetry Diver.
- $125 for CCR1, CCR 2, CCR Cave, and PSCR Diver.
- $150 for Cave 1 and 2, Tech 1, 60, and 2.
The next step is to create a free account on GUE.com and complete your Student Profile, located under the My Account menu. Once you have done this, you can find the class you want to take by selecting the "Find GUE Classes" button on the Diver Training menu. Once you find the class you wish to sign up for, you will be prompted to pay the registration fee. Successful payment of the registration fee applies you for the course, and both you and your instructor will receive an email confirmation.
GUE offers a wide variety of high quality, comprehensive scuba classes, ranging from recreational open water training to advanced technical and cave diving. GUE courses include:
- GUE Fundamentals, our most popular course
- Recreational open water courses
- Cave diving courses
- Technical diving courses
- Specialty training courses, including scientific diving, DPV, and photogrammetry
- CCR and PSCR courses
- Specialty primer courses in topics like doubles, drysuit, rescue, and navigation
The structure of GUE training can be found on the Explore GUE Courses page, which includes links to more extensive course descriptions.
For the most up-to-date and complete descriptions, including prerequisites, topics, required skills, and equipment, you should always review the current version of GUE Standards.
Official Training Photo/Video Policy
- Training imagery (video or photo) recorded underwater and during class must be focused on student learning and refining performance. These recordings are not to be used outside of the class setting and are to be deleted after training is completed.
- Non-training imagery (video or photo) recorded underwater may be taken after all training and evaluation is complete. In this case, all divers joining the dive must be informed and agree to public use of the imagery.
- Training imagery (video or photo) recorded above water may be released publicly under the condition that consent is given by the course instructor and all represented participants.