Price List & Terms

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

PADI CORE COURSES  £  A  B  C  D E F
SCUBA DIVER £425 2 Y Y 3 2 Y
OPEN WATER DIVER £699 4 Y Y 5 4 Y
OPEN WATER DIVER (EXECUTIVE) £899 5 Y Y 5 8 Y
OPEN WATER DIVER (EXECUTIVE +) £1099  6 Y Y 5 10 Y
ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER £399 2 N Y 0 5 Y
ADVANCED OPEN WATER (WITH BOAT) £489 2 N Y 0 5 Y
ADVANCED OPEN WATER (EXECUTIVE+ & BOAT)   £559 3 N Y 0 7 Y
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE - FIRST AID £235 1 N Y 0 0 Y
RESCUE DIVER £599 4 N Y 0 4 Y
RESCUE DIVER (EXECUTIVE) £839 5 N Y 0 8 Y
MASTER SCUBA DIVER £299 1 N N 0 2 Y
DIVE MASTER * see notes £799 6 N N 4 12 Y
DIVE MASTER (EXECUTIVE) £1099 6 N N 6 16 Y



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

PADI SPECIALTY COURSE  £  A  B C D E F
AWARE DIVER £225  1 N N 0 2 Y
ALTITUDE DIVER £375 1 N N 0 2 Y
BOAT DIVER £249 1 N N 0 2 Y
BOAT HANDLER £475 3 N N 0 0 Y
DEEP DIVER £325 2 N Y 0 4 Y
DRIFT DIVER £305 1 N N 0 2 Y
DRYSUIT DIVER £249 1 N N 1 2 Y
ENRICHED AIR DIVER £300 2 N Y 0 2 Y
ENRICHED AIR DIVER (Non Diving) £235 1 N Y 0 0 Y
EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST £225 1 N N 0 0 Y
FISH IDENTIFICATION £225 1 N N 0 0 Y
FULL FACE MASK DIVER £325 1 Y* N 1 2 Y
ICE DIVER £475 2 N N 0 2 Y
MULTILEVEL DIVER £230 1 N N 0 2 Y
NIGHT DIVER £249 2 N Y 0 3 Y
OXYGEN PROVIDER (First Aid) £199 1 N N 0 0 Y
PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY £225 1 N N 0 2 Y
SEARCH & RECOVERY £275 2 N Y 0 4 Y
SELF RELIANT DIVER (SOLO DIVER) £225 1 N N 0 3 Y
UNDERWATER NATURALIST £225 1 N N 0 2 Y
UNDERWATER NAVIGATION £225 1 N Y 0 3 Y
UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER £275 2 N Y 0 3 Y
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER £255 1 N Y 0 2 Y
WRECK DIVER £325 2 N Y 0 4 Y



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

COMMERCIAL HSE AND RELATED £ A B C D E F
HSE SCUBA DIVER (ENTRY NON DIVER) £3299 21 N Y 1 30 21
HSE SCUBA DIVER (OW+ CERTIFIED DIVER)  £2899 19 N Y 1 30 21
HSE SCUBA DIVER (CMAS 3* + CERTIFIED) £2699 10 N Y 0 15 15
COMMERCIAL DIVING TENDER TRAINING £575 2 N Y 0 0 Y
FIRST AID AT WORK (FAW) £379 3 N Y 0 0 Y
EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (EFAW) £185 1 N Y 0 0 Y
FIRST AID AT WORK REFRESHER (FAWR) £299 1 N Y 0 0 Y
AED DEFIB & CPR £165 1 N Y 0 0 Y

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

DSAT GAS COURSES £ A B C D E F
GAS BLENDER  £249 1 N Y N 0 Y
GAS BLENDER (non diver c/w nitrox theory)   £285 1 N Y N 0 Y
GAS BLENDER Including Helium Upgrade £325 2 N Y N 0 Y


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. 

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.