TERMS & CONDITIONS
A deposit of £200 is payable at time of booking for the Open Water and £150 for Advanced and Rescue course with any balance due 2 weeks before course completion.
Specialty course fees are payable in full on booking.
Deposits and/or fully paid fees are binding and non-refundable. We strongly suggest that students take insurance should the need arise to make claim for cancellation.
Cancellation, Late Payments & Refunds
You should be certain that you meet all the medical criteria for the course of your choice prior to studying the manual or using other materials, since once these are used a refund can only be made on the course fees less £150 to cover any used manuals or materials and other administration, and provided cancellation is received in writing no less than 7 days prior to course commencement.
Late payments will incur a further charge of £10.00 per seven days.
Any correspondence regarding late payments will incur a charge of (£5.00) five pounds per correspondence.
Two breaches of a repayment scheme will lead to mandatory payment of all course fees in addition to all incurred charges in full.
Diving is weather dependent; hence we reserve the right to change the dive site or dive date at short notice. Cardiff Scuba, is not liable for any loss due to cancellation as a result of inappropriate weather conditions. Students are advised to take out insurance to mitigate any such circumstances leading to loss of payments.
Changing course dates
Should the students need to make a change to the original course date, it may be possible to transfer dates once at no extra charge - if places are available on other courses. However, any subsequent postponement or cancellation will incur loss of all fees paid.
Administration and Self Study
You will be required to complete and sign various course documentation before each course including, but not limited to a course learning agreement, a safe diving practices statement, a liability release and a medical form to include a Covid-19 statement. Copies of these may be obtained ahead of time from Cardiff Scuba.
As we follow and e-learning programme for the theory component of courses you will be required to complete pre-course work in readiness for the theory review session. This is carried out using a Zoom online session/s. Your booking deems that you agree to complete the pre-course work by the relevant deadline.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Course Materials & Certification are included in your course fee. Divemaster Registration Fees are not included and are payable directly to SDI / PADI.
Equipment and gas fills are not provided for any course other than Experience Programmes, and Open Water Diver. Equipment hire for other courses is available at a reduced charge of £25 for the course duration. We must stress that you are liable for the cost for repair or replacement of equipment you damage or lose during your course or during a period of hire.
Course fees do not include travel, entrance fees, accommodation costs or boat fees - if applicable.