TERMS & CONDITIONS for Dive South

COURSE DEPOSITS

Your place on a course is only confirmed following receipt of a deposit comprising either 50% of the total cost of the course, or if the total course cost is less than £100 then a minimum of £50 OR the total cost of the course.

FITNESS TO DIVE

Any student/diver joining Dive South Ltd for a course/local diving/club trip MUST complete a successful Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) Medical Statement. The student (or parent/guardian) must fill in the RSTC medical statement participant record (pages one and two), writing the words 'Yes' or 'No' where indicated.

If a student provides a YES answer to any question on the RSTC Medical Statement then the student/diver CANNOT take part in any in-water activities (including pool activities) until the entire document has been reviewed and completed by a suitable physician/GP and they have been signed off as fit to dive on the RSTC Medical Statement. This RSTC Medical Statement is valid for one year unless your Medical circumstances change within that period, whereupon a new form/sign off from GP/Physician may well be required.

If the form is incorrectly filled in, then a new form must be correctly filled in, and a sign-off may be required from the physician/GP.

CERTIFICATION

No certification is guaranteed, as all courses are performance based and dependent on the student being able to prove understanding of the theory and demonstrate mastery of skills. Some students may take longer than the allocated time set for the course. Dive South Ltd will do their best to ensure all courses finish on time, however due to students learning at different rates courses may overrun. We would therefore recommend that you leave yourself extra time at the end of the stated course or agreed completion schedule, in case this should be necessary.

We are committed to all of our students learning to dive and therefore we will provide whatever reasonable training is required to complete your courses/diver training at minimal extra cost. However, please note that if the course falls below the minimum of two participants and becomes one to one tuition/instruction, or falls outside the original agreed schedule, additional costs will be incurred.

TRAINING

Students agree to be present at all training sessions between the times communicated. If a student is late for the beginning of any session the course will begin in their absence and any additional training required may incur extra cost.

Students under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian for all elements of the course. The parent/guardian must sign any required paperwork, and should the accompanying adult change during the course, then the new parent/guardian must sign new copies of the paperwork.

Students must agree to make adequate travel arrangements to ensure they arrive before the course start time. This includes downloading maps of locations, checking public transport, allowing for traffic hold ups etc.

It is a mandatory requirement that students have their own training materials for each PADI course. These materials are included in your course fees unless otherwise stated. Please ensure you bring these materials to each session. Course materials will be sent out to you or be available for pick up by arrangement once we have received your 50% deposit to confirm your place on your course, prior to the start of your scheduled dates.

Where applicable, please allow enough time for self-study and complete the required pre-study materials in advance of the course start date, ready for submission at the start of the course. Failure to do this may incur re-scheduling along with associated cost.

Where possible we keep our course numbers to small groups, comprising a maximum of four people, and operate all courses based on needing a minimum of two participants. We do offer one to one training by prior arrangement and additional cost.

Full payment must be received on completion of the course according to the originally agreed schedule for completion. If, for whatever reason, a student is unable to complete a course within the originally agreed schedule, full payment must be received on the originally agreed date of completion. If additional training/rescheduling is required, this will need to be discussed with Dive South Ltd., but please note this may incur additional costs.

All courses must be completed within a 12 month period of starting otherwise all course fees are forfeit. Where a course has not been completed and the 12 month period has elapsed the course may be offered to the student for a reduced rate of the current course fee at the discretion of Dive South Ltd.

EXCURSIONS

When booking a trip/excursion, the person booking the place is committed to pay the cost of that place. If, for whatever reason, you cannot fill a space you have previously booked, Dive South Ltd will endeavor to fill that space, but if it cannot be filled then the cost remains your responsibility.

CANCELLATION

Dive South Ltd reserves the right to vary or cancel at their discretion any excursion/course or related content where circumstances or conditions necessitate or if if the minimum number of participants has not been met.

If an excursion (or part thereof) has been cancelled by Dive South Ltd., then you will be entitled to reimbursement of the cost of the excursion (or part thereof), less any costs already incurred by Dive South Ltd.

Students/divers providing notice of cancellation more than 14 days before the scheduled course start date will receive a full refund, minus any costs already incurred by Dive South Ltd.

Students/divers providing notice of cancellation less than 14 days before the scheduled course start date will not be entitled to any refund. A course can be rescheduled to an alternative date, but a fee may apply. This includes courses that are partially completed.

EQUIPMENT

Students/divers renting or borrowing Dive South Ltd equipment are responsible for returning that equipment in the same condition in which it was rented/borrowed. Loss, damage or theft of equipment will result in replacement or repair costs for the person renting/borrowing the equipment.

WEBSITE

Images on the website are either the property of, or used with permission by, Dive South Ltd. and its affiliates. The use of these images by you is prohibited unless expressly authorised in writing by Dive South Ltd. Unauthorised use of the images may violate copyright, trademark or privacy laws. Dive South Ltd neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the website will not infringe rights of third parties.

If consent has been obtained from Dive South Ltd to download material from this website, such content is for one copy only, for personal use. Commercialisation, sale, or publication on your website or otherwise, is not authorised. The party downloading such material shall ensure that the copyright notice is also downloaded and not removed from the material. If no copyright notice is evident, then the downloading party shall add the following notice to the downloaded material: © Dive South Ltd 2013. All rights reserved.

All information on this website, including photographs, logos, and trademarks are the property of Dive South Ltd, its affiliates or subsidiaries, unless stated otherwise. Except as expressly authorised by Dive South Ltd., no part of the Dive South Ltd website content or any materials may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, or retransmitted, in whole or in part. Any unauthorised reproduction in any form without the prior written consent of Dive South Ltd. is prohibited.