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Price List & Terms

Diving and Course Price List - B045/0108

PRICING

Courses and activities at PDC are carried out to the customers specific request. The courses are not crowded and for most customers they have the benefit of personal tuition provided at a point in time convenient to themselves. Short notice and individual tuition are all inclusive options.

Puffin Dive Centre is able to offer most courses throughout the year. In addition to the courses shown on the price list bespoke training, special courses and tailored activities may be provided at the option of Puffin Dive Centre. All such variations must be agreed in writing with costs agreed in advance, with deposits etc as detailed.

COURSE BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Courses and diving are offered on a flexible basis, where customers can, within reason, choose dates and times that suit them. Once a time and date has been agreed however, the centre will make arrangements for the provision of staff, materials and make other arrangements, which may incur a cost to the student, should the student make, unagreed adjustments to the course dates.

COURSE BOOKING REQUIREMENTS
A deposit of usually 50% is required to secure your place and chosen dates on a course. The booking is not accepted by us, until payment has been received. The confirmation invoice and joining letter will be sent to you by email or post. Any variances should be brought to our attention within 48 hours, in writing to allow correction. If manuals or DVD's or any ancillary materials are required, they will be despatched, provided you have requested these items to be sent and there is a clear 7 working day window between your request and the start of the course.

Bookings are quite complicated and accommodation requirements and logistics for the courses have domino effect implications for other courses and instructor shared activities. The benefit of this is, that during your course, it is often possible to take advantage of additional training or pre existing activities, thereby achieving more for your ordinary course payment.

PAYMENT METHODS
We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and Maestro (Switch). You can also pay by Cash. Bank transfers are also possible and Puffin Dive Centres' bank details can be supplied upon request. Please allow at least 3 working days for the transfer to credit our account.

PRE COURSE WORK
Some courses require pre course work/home study. Where this is necessary, it becomes a mandatory part of the course. It is important that this work is completed, PRIOR to the start of the course, to ensure that the course can run on schedule and where agreed pre course preparation has not been carried out by the student, Puffin Dive Centre reserve the right to charge for remedial training.

Some courses have the manuals supplied, inclusive of the course price. This varies and students should confirm at the time of booking and in our price guide. Where not supplied as part of the course, they can be purchased separately. This can be discussed with staff at the time of booking.

IF YOU HAVE TO CHANGE DATES OR CANCEL
It is very rare, but occasionally students require changes to their booking dates. Puffin Dive Centre will assist in every possible way to accommodate the changes, however, a reasonable notice, of a minimum of 7 working days should be given for a course adjustment, as logistical considerations will have to be dealt with, for which there is a fee of £25 towards administrative costs.

Where a student or customer decides to cancel completely, Puffin Dive Centre will charge a penalty equal to the deposit paid or 50% of the course fee at our option. All alterations or cancellations should be in writing.

Where a student or customer fails to attend on the agreed time, this will be treated as a cancellation and subject to a minimum of the charge shown above.

IF WE HAVE TO CHANGE DATES OR CANCEL
The likelihood of us being forced to alter or cancel your booking, is remote. However, arrangements are sometimes made many months in advance and occasionally changes or cancellations due to weather are unavoidable. In this unlikely event, we will refund or re arrange at our option. In the case of a change in arrangements, we will always ensure that the standard of any replacement is the equivalent.

DIVING BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
It is rare that days are lost completely due to weather; (on average 2-3 days per year) however customers are encouraged to take travel insurance in the unlikely event of lost days. Puffin Dive Centre cannot indemnify the customer against the loss of courses, accommodation costs, travel arrangements, kit hire, etc due to poor weather or conditions beyond our control.

PRE PAID GIFT CERTIFICATES
Each gift voucher is valid for a maximum of 12 months unless otherwise stated. The voucher will be deemed to be invalid if it is out of date. The validity period is normally stated on the gift voucher and/or Invoice) If the customer or recipient is unable to utilise the voucher before the expiry date then upon the customer contacting Puffin Dive Centre prior to the stated expiry date and paying an administration fee of £25 (if the activity has increased in price the additional amount will have to also be paid at the time) the company will, if agreed, issue a voucher extension cover letter granting an additional period of time in which to take the goods or services. After a voucher has been extended it cannot be extended a further time. Vouchers can only be extended if they are inside their expiry date. Vouchers are representative of goods or services to the face value of the voucher. The vouchers may only be redeemed against the goods or service stated and cannot be exchanged for cash.

FITNESS TO DIVE - MEDICAL CERTIFICATION
All courses require a level of fitness consistent with the activity required. It is normally sufficient, for a general practitioner to assess and if any doubt may exist, this course of action should be taken. Most individuals tend to self certify themselves for entry level to non-professional courses and specialties. (A list of requirements for health and fitness are available from the bookings desk) Where medicals are required for professional level courses, divers may have to undergo an appropriate medical to a defined standard for diving. The training agency or the Health and Safety Executive will set the standard, details of which are available.

INSURANCE
Puffin Dive Centre has full insurance for the activities provided - This cover is made available by more than one provider and details are shown in the appropriate section of this website in the About Us section. Individual divers and groups and any participant should have their own travel or sports insurance to ensure full coverage for the activities that they are undertaking. It is also worth remembering that some insurance companies will reduce or exclude cover should certification depths be exceeded regardless of individual experience.

BRING WITH YOU
Two photographs of a passport size, any other diving certification held and logbooks. For diving activities the onus is upon the customer, to provide valid certification and make suitable arrangements for any required equipment such as diving kit etc. Where hire kit is loaned or provided, as part of a course, this will be shown on the invoice.

ARRIVAL TIME
The arrival time is shown on your invoice and applies to the first day. Separate daily arrangements will be made and specified by the course instructor. It is good practice to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the course, to allow adequate time to complete final payments for the course and prepare for the start. For planning purposes we allow 30 minutes, usually at lunchtime, therefore please bring food as appropriate. There are a variety of vending machines at Puffin Dive Centre, as well as a Burger Van, which operates most days of the week.

HOMEWORK
During courses, homework for the evening may be assigned, which becomes an integral part of the course.

FINISHING TIME
The courses normally run to approximately 1600hrs however the very nature of diving, boat trips and tuition sometimes render this necessary to change.

SUGGESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS
In the unlikely event of you being dissatisfied with your course in any way we would ask you to inform our instructor or Admin Manager, so that the matter can be addressed as soon as possible.

VIEWING THE DETAILS FOR YOUR COURSE
Select the item shown below which acts as a link to the detail page(s) relevant.

KEY: A=Max Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics

PADI CORE COURSE £ABCDEF
Scuba Diver4252YY32Y
Open Water Diver6994YY54Y
Open Water (Executive)8995YY58Y
Open Water (Executive +)10995YY510Y
Advanced Open Water3992NY05Y
Advanced Open Water - (Boat)4892NY05Y
AOW (Executive +) - (Boat)5593NY05Y
Emergency Response2351NY00Y
Rescue Diver5994NY04Y
Rescue Diver (Executive)8395NY08Y
Master Scuba Diver2991NN02Y
Dive Master * see notes7996NN412Y
Dive Master (Executive)10996NN26Y

Notes: Divemaster candidates require: 40 logged dives to start and 60 logged dives to certify plus qualifying prior course certification. Also a Divemaster pack is required at a cost of approximately £230.46 (correct 01//01/18)

Fees for Divemaster membership are also payable direct to PADI of approximately £78

KEY: A=Max Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics

PADI SPECIALTIES COURSE £ABCDEF
AWARE Diver2251NN02Y
Altitude Diver3751NN02Y
Boat Diver2491NN02Y
Boat Handler4753NN00Y
Cavern Diver3751NN02Y
Deep Diver3252NY04Y
Drift Diver3051NN02Y
Dry Suit Diver2491NN12Y
Enriched Air Diver3002NY02Y
Enriched Air (Non Diving)2351NY00Y
Equipment Specialist2251NN00Y
Fish Identification2251NN02Y
Ice Diver4751-2NN02Y
Multi Level Diver2301NN02Y
Night Diver2302NY03Y
Oxygen Provider1991NN00Y
Peak Performance2251NN02Y
Search and Recovery2752NY04Y
Self Reliant Diver2551NN03Y
Under Water Naturalist2251NN02Y
Under Water Navigator2251NY03Y
Under Water Videographer2551NY03Y
Under Water Photographer2551NY02Y
Wreck Diver3252NY04Y

KEY: A=Max Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics

DSAT COURSES £ A B C D E F
Gas Blender2491NYN0Y
Gas Blender (non diver c/w nitrox, O2 supplements)2851NYN0Y
Gas Blender including Helium Upgrade3252NYN0Y

KEY: A=Max Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics

TDI COURSES £ABCDEF
Nitrox4352NY02Y
Advanced Nitrox4252NY02Y
Decompression Procedures3952NY02Y
Gas Blender2991YY00Y
Extended Range6993NY04Y

KEY: A=Max Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics

HSE AND RELATED £ABCDEF
Non Diver289921NY13021
Non Certified Diver259919NY13021
CMAS 3* Equivalent*239910NY01515
FAW3794NY00Y
EFAW1851NY00Y
FAWR2992NY00Y
AED & CPR1651NY00Y

KEY: A=Max Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics

* Subject to Puffin Dive Centre assessment criterion

BOATING AND RELATED £ABCDEF
RYA Level I and II Combined Course5253NN--Y
RYA Level I2451NN--Y
RYA Level II3452NY--Y
RYA Powerboat4853NN--Y
RYA Advanced Powerboat5503NN--Y
GMDSS/SRC17510h-N--Y
GMDSS/SRC Examination (Payable to the RYA)602h----N
Basic Navigation and Safety2252-N--Y
Day Skipper Shore Based/Theory 6604-N--Y
Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Offshore Theory7205-N--Y
RYA First Aid1851-Y--Y
Personal Tuition/ 1:1 and Private Instruction+60%------
Commercial Endorsement (RYA level II) Gratis with course25------
Commercial Endorcement (Advanced Powerboat and above) Exam1851-----

KEY: A=Min Days B=Kit Inc C=Manual Inc D=Pool E=Sea Dive F=Academics G=PADI Fees Included

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RELATED£ ABCDEFG

Assistant Instructor (As a stand alone course)

5753NN12YN
Instructor (AI course, Full IDC ) (requires 60 dives + certified 6 months)8957NN23YN
IDC (As a stand alone course based on prior knowledge AI) 6304NN00YN
EFR Instructor4502NN00YN
DSAT Gas Blender Instructor2752NN00YN

*        PADI fees, AI, IDC, IE and EFRI are NOT included in the above prices.
**      PADI IDC Packs or PADI EFRi Packs containing manuals and decal NOT included in the above prices.-an IDC pack is required at a cost of approximately £606.34 (correct 01//01/18) & an EFRi Pack is required if relevant at a cost of approximately £211.37 (correct 01/01/18)

PADI feesPayable Directly to PADI at the start of the course or Exam

Course referrals price are available upon request based on % of course completed and type of tuition provided.

DIVING AND MISCELLANEOUS£
Double RIB Dive - inc tanks, weights and air59.50
Try A Dive89.99
Guided Dive (Instructor) - per dive85.00
Guided Dive - per dive75.00
Instructor Hire - based on 8 hour day

235.00

Staff Diver - per hour40.00
Staff Buddy - per hour30.00

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