GUE Recreational Diver 1


If you want to take GUE scuba diving lessons in Dubai or Fujairah and explore the underwater world this is where it starts. The Recreational Diver 1 course (GUE Open Water Diver + Nitrox course) is the first course that allows you to dive without a dive professional.


No prior experience with scuba diving is required but if you are already as GUE Supervised Diver, then simply this class will be a continuation of what you have learned before. This course will build the foundations for your diving so you can explore and play underwater in the safest possible way.


  • Develop the essential skills required for all sound diving practice.

  • It allows the non-diver to cultivate a platform that supports comfort, confidence, and competence in the water, as well as more advanced training in the future.

  • Use of Nitrox 32% gas, you get this as part of your course.

  • How to dive safely to 21 meters depth


Applicants for a GUE Recreational Diver 1 program must:

  • Be a minimum of 14 years of age.

  • Be physically and mentally fit.

  • Be a non-smoker.

  • Be able to swim.

  • Obtain a physician’s prior written authorization for use of prescription drugs, except for birth control, or for any medical condition that may pose a risk while diving.


6 days


10 pool dives + 6 open water dives


21 meters maximum


4800 AED


Dubai & Fujairah


Nitrox 32


  • The registration fee (around 95 USD) has to be paid to GUE from GUE’s website directly.

  • All payments are non-refundable.

  • If there are two students or more in the same class the price will be 650 AED per student per day instead of 800 AED per day

  • The price is exclusive of the diving expenses, students will have to pay those fees directly to the dive operator. Expect around 200 AED to 300 AED per day for the dive operator

  • Instructor's diving and travel expenses to be shared equally by all students


  • GUE is the first and only to prohibit smoking

  • GUE is the first and only to introduce nitrox in all classes

  • GUE created industry wide awareness of proper buoyancy and trim

  • GUE is first and only to mandate standard equipment and protocols

  • GUE is first and only to require certification renewal and Instructor requalification

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