Rec 1

This is the way GUE believe people should learn how to dive. The Rec 1 class teaches someone with no scuba experience to become a comfortable, confident and competent diver and provides a solid platform on which to build further training. We believe in maintaining the connection between training and reality, so when qualified you can get the most enjoyment from your diving. If you are already a qualified diver, then check out GUE Fundamentals


What better adventure than exploring the underwater world. Peace. Freedom. Colour. Unseen life. History. Tell us that's not your idea of adventure. 


Learning new skills, making new friends, spending time in the water, sharing your stories and experiences with others - what could be better. 


Diver safety is at the forefront of the minds behind GUE. We believe the team ethos maximises safety, as well as being an enjoyable experience. 

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Learning how to handle an out of gas


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Practice reaching those valves!


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Learning to back kick


What's Rec 1 all about then

Rec 1 takes a minimum of 5 days. In that time we put you through the most comprehensive introductory scuba diving training program available. You'll spend everyday working hard, but having a great time, and will emerge as a safe and competent diver ready to continue your passion for the underwater world. You'll experience over forty hours of instruction from world class educators with years of experience. You'll do at least 14 dives mastering skills such as buoyancy control, trim and how to effortlessly move around in the water.

Contact us about the Rec 1 courseDownload the factsheet


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.