🌊 GUE Fundamentals

The GUE Fundamentals course provides all divers with an opportunity to advance basic diving skills. It provides the non-GUE trained divers (divers who are already certified with another recognized diving agency) with a gateway into GUE training.

It is a prerequisite for all GUE courses (apart from entry-level courses, Drysuit and Doubles primers).

Official GUE Page Course Document - Turkish

What will you learn?

Course outcomes include, but are not limited to:

This course will supplement training that divers may have already received and will give them more confidence in their basic skills even if they do not desire to go on for more advanced training. The course also includes the theory and use of nitrox.


Applicants for a GUE Fundamentals program must:

minimum age
swim test
be certified


The Fundamentals course is normally conducted over four days; it requires at least six dives and at least 30 hours of instruction and encompasses classroom time, land drills, and in-water work.

Price Expence item
$95 GUE Registration Fee
€600 Instructor Fee
depends Dive Center Costs(equipment rental, gas filling, boat, logistics)
depends Instructor Expenses(flight, transportation, accomodation, gas/boat)
depends Personal Expenses(flight, transportation, accommodation, restaurant, grocery)


GUE base equipment configuration as outlined in APPENDIX A for the recreational level; In addition to these for technical level:

⚠️ Prior to the commencement of the class, students should consult with a GUE representative to verify equipment requirements and appropriateness of any selected equipment.

Academic topics

  1. Introduction: GUE organization and course overview (objectives, limits, expectations)
  2. Building a solid skill base: buoyancy, trim, balance, and propulsion
  3. Fundamental diving skills
  4. Streamlining and equipment configuration
  5. Situational awareness
  6. Dive planning and gas management
  7. Breathing gas overview
  8. Nitrox diving
  9. Decompression overview and minimum decompression procedures
  10. Diving safety and accident prevention
  11. The GUE system