GUE Fundamentals is the gateway to further GUE training, and the entry point for divers who already have a qualification. It's not a technical course, it's a course designed to turn basic skills such as buoyancy, trim and propulsion into rock solid reliable tools, and turn you into a confident, skilled diver.


Whether you aspire to do deeper, longer dives; explore caves or reduce stress; Fundamentals provides a solid platform on which to build capacity to learn increasingly challenging tasks.


Sometimes, we don't need a reason to do a course other than "I want to be better". What's wrong with that? GUE, like all agencies, promotes improving personal skills, and Fundamentals is no exception.


Building confidence is a key element. Developing your awareness, standardising equipment and procedures removes confusion, encourages a team ethos and you become a stronger, safer diver.

What's fundamentals all about

Fundies is the course GUE is famous for. We take already qualified divers and hugely improve them. We take your basic skills such as buoyancy, trim and balance, and dial them up to 11. We develop your capacity in the water so you become more and more aware of what's going on. We enable you to deal with problems underwater, and dive without stress or worry. We make your dives last longer and your gas go further. We put YOU in control of your diving. Held over 4 days or two weekends, fundamentals is without exception described as the best value diving education people ever take. Give us a call and we'll talk to you about how Fundies can change your diving.

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Who are GUE?

Founded by divers who push boundaries in exploration, underwater research & diver education; GUE created the first global diving club. We simply shake hands and go diving.

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  • Gareth coached me to the point that I finally believed I wasn't going to actually kill myself under water!
  • I've had both GUE training and individual coaching from Garf and Imogen. Faultless, the pair of them. Professional, patient top class divers and educators. Sign up, you won't regret it.
  • You both helped me so much - not just in terms of making me an AWESOME diver....I am now able to pursue my love and passion of underwater photography
  • I found Gareth an extremely passionate instructor - his attention to detail was simply awe inspiring.
  • I have had the pleasure of taking both GUE fundamentals and individual coaching with Gareth...The transformation in my diving, particularly management of ascents, has been incredible
  • Gareths patience, passion, energy and 'third all seeing eye' is absolutely key to creating some very competent and happy divers.