How much does GUE Fundamentals cost? There are two elements to the course fees. Firstly, there is an administrative fee payable to GUE and then you can choose the best payment option for you from one of our pricing plans. Put the two together and you have your total fees.
GUE Registration Fee + DiveDIR Pricing Plan = Total Course Fees
Firstly, there is a $95 (yes, US Dollar!) administration fee that is payable to GUE when you register for the course on the GUE website. This is the same for every GUE course and every one of our pricing plans. This reserves your place on the course, gives GUE the money it needs to produce your certification card should you earn one and perform the administration required for the course. The remaining tuition fees are payable directly to your instructor. This amount is £500.
Do I have to pay in one go?
Ordinarily yes. We usually ask for the 50% at least 14 days prior to the start of your course and the balance must be paid on the first day of the course. If you cancel within 7 days of your course starting the balance will still require you to pay the balance in full; however, we will reschedule your course to new dates.
Having said that, it's a tough old world at the moment. What with the credit crunch and the global financial meltdown, it can seem difficult to get the funds together for a diving training course. We understand this, so we've tried to make things easier. If would rather, you can pay over three installments. There's a little extra charge for this, but it means you don't need to come up with the entire course fees at the beginning. As long as you pay the GUE registration fee, and a deposit on the course, we can come to an agreement about payment of the balance - including spreading it over several months to make it less painful. If you are interested in doing something like this, email us using the ask a question tab and we'll discuss the options.
So, what next?
If you are happy with the pricing then you can go straight to this page, which will tell you how to go about registering for a course. In the meantime, if you have any questions or worries, and you haven't found the answer here, you can always contact us.