TERMS & CONDITIONS
This website is operated by Scuba Courses. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Scuba Courses. Scuba Courses offers this website, including all information, tools, and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here.
By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page.
We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Our store is hosted on Wix.com. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Section 1: Online Store Terms
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of 18 or above in the UK or at least the age of majority in your country, state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependants to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorised purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in immediate termination of your Services.
Section 2: General Conditions
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
Section 3: Accuracy, Completeness & Timelines of Information
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site.
You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.
Section 4: Modifications to the Service & Price
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Section 5: Products or Services (if applicable)
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colours and images of our products that appear on the on-line store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any colour will be accurate.
We reserve the right but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
Section 6: Accuracy of Billing & Account Information
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgement, appear to be placed by dealers, re-sellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
Section 7: Optional Tools
We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
Section 8: Third-Party Links
Certain content, products, and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
Section 9: User Comments, Feedback, and Other Submissions
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website.
You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
Section 10: Personal Information
Section 11: Errors, Inaccuracies & Omissions
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
Section 12 – Prohibited Uses
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, Uk regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
Section 13: Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitations of Liability
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Scuba Courses, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Section 14: Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Scuba Courses and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
Section 15: Severability
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
Section 16: Termination
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgement you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
Section 17: Entire Agreement
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
Section 18: Governing Law
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Section 19: Changes to Terms of Service
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Section 20: Contact information
Additional Terms & Conditions: Courses & Experiences
Scuba Courses offer a wide range of recreational and technical dive courses, experiences and diving holidays. Please ensure that you read and agree to these additional terms of business prior to enrolling onto any program or trip. If you are unsure or have any questions regarding any of these terms and conditions, please contact us.
This document must be read and agreed to prior to the commencement of your course/experience/trip with Scuba Courses.
Scuba Courses reserves the right to vary or cancel, at their discretion, a course or its content, where the circumstances or weather necessitate without incurring any liability.
For PADI Discover Scuba, PADI Discover Snorkelling, PADI Bubblemaker & PADI Re-Activate programs, full payment is required at the time of booking. Payments for these programmes are strictly non refundable, however the session may be transferred to another date if a minimum of 7 days notice is given and an alternate date is booked. If less than 7 days notice is given, this will be deemed as a cancellation and no alternate date or refund will be issued.
For all other PADI programmes a minimum deposit of £100 (per course) is required at the time of booking. Deposits for these programmes are strictly non-refundable, however the course(s) may be rescheduled to another date if a minimum of 14 days notice is given and alternate date(s) are booked. If less than 14 days notice is given, this will be deemed a cancellation and the full course fee will be payable with no alternate dates offered. Any relevant course materials will be issued upon receipt of the course deposit(s). The full balance of the course(s) must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to the start date of the course(s).unless otherwise agreed in writing by Scuba Courses.
All outstanding balances must be paid to Scuba Courses prior to receiving certification.
All course administration forms, including, but not limited to these Terms & Conditions, Learning Agreement, Course Booking Form, Medical Statement and PADI Safe Diving Practices must be completed prior to undertaking any training. Failure to complete the necessary documentation correctly will delay training and will be subject to our rescheduling fees as outlined below.
All students participating in PADI programmes that include in-water training are required to complete a PADI Medical Statement. Any known medical condition(s) must be declared and notified to Scuba Courses prior to the start of any water based dive course/experience. Failure to declare medical conditions in accordance with the PADI Medical Statement which then later becomes known will result in student suspension from the course until a satisfactory medical certificate has been obtained. If medical clearance by a physician is required, it is the students responsibility to ensure that this obtained in advance of the course/experience start date. Failure to obtain medical clearance in time for the course/experience start date will delay training and will be subject to our rescheduling fees as outlined below.
Any costs incurred by Scuba Courses, including, but not limited to facilities hire, course materials, equipment hire, travel or accommodation will be deducted/charged to the student upon cancellation of any course/program or trip/holiday, regardless of notice period given.
Scuba Courses does NOT provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Any costs payable to third parties in connection with your training will be your responsibility, unless otherwise stated. These include (but are not limited to), travel, dive site entrance fees, boat fees, food, drink & accommodation
Transfer of course dates requested by the student prior to the start date of the course will incur a £50 (per student) handling fee. Transfer of course dates requested by the student on/after the start date of the course will be either:
Deemed a cancellation & will incur the full course fee including the cost of any supplied course training materials.
or; charged at the rates outlined in the Learning Agreement.
If any event outside of Scuba Courses control, including, but not limited to, weather, war, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, epidemic/widespread illness, industrial action or insolvency causes any course/trip to be delayed, cancelled or changed, Scuba Courses will not be held liable for any consequential loss or expense incurred by the student and any refund made will be subject to the deduction of reasonable expenses incurred by Scuba Courses.
For all recreational courses, we will provide all the required basic equipment, unless specifically stated otherwise. This includes weight system, exposure suit (Open Water only), Cylinder, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Hood & Gloves. Additional equipment requirements will be supplied if available, otherwise you will be responsible for supplying any equipment needed to complete training. This includes (but is not limited to), Torch, Compass, Computer, SMB, Reel, Camera, Lift Bag & Slates.
Lost or damaged equipment whilst under the responsibility of the student must be paid for by the student at the full market value.
Where students wish to supply their own equipment (either wholly or in part) for use during training sessions, it must be fit for the conditions in which it will be used and it must be in current service. Failure to provide proof of current service or is deemed to be unsuitable will prohibit you from using the equipment during training sessions.
Personal Possessions - Scuba Courses will not be held responsible for the loss/damage of any personal possessions during any activities at any location.
Enrolling & paying the course fee does not guarantee that the student will meet the required standards for certification within the schedule of the course. In the event that certification requirements are not met, no refund will be given. If additional training sessions are required to enable the student to meet the required standards for certification, the student agrees to pay the following additional charges -
£20 - Theory (Per Hour)
£30 - Confined Pool (Per Hour)
£150 - Open Water (Per Day)