Terms & Conditions
Before the scuba diving fun begins, you should understand that by signing up for or if you participate in a course booked through Sai Kung Scuba, you agree to the following:
Sai Kung Scuba is a registered PADI Dive Centre, registration code 27632.
Sai Kung Scuba is a trading name under Sai Kung Industries (HK Company Number: 2932122) and any or all references to Sai Kung Scuba in this document represent Sai Kung Industries.
The participant/guardian/financially responsible party, herein referred to as "diver," understands that diving with compressed air involves certain inherent risks; including but not limited to decompression sickness, embolism or other hyperbaric/air expansion injury that require treatment in a recompression chamber. The diver further understands that the open water diving trips which are necessary for training and for certification may be conducted at a site that is remote, either by time or distance or both, from such a recompression chamber.
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any scuba diving course, the diver hereby personally assumes all risks of this program, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall them while they are a participant in this program including, but not limited to, the classroom, confined water and/or open water activities.
The diver also understands that skin diving and scuba diving in the pool and the ocean are physically strenuous activities and that the diver will be exerting themselves during this course, and that if the diver is injured as a result of heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, drowning or any other cause, that they expressly assume the risk of said injuries and that they will not hold Sai Kung Scuba and their Professional Staff, or PADI and their agents, responsible for the same.
Course and Fun Dive Bookings
1.1. All divers listed on a Course booking will be included in the booking and the charges will be applied to all spaces booked.
2.2. A deposit of the full agreed fee will be charged to confirm the booking. This deposit is non refundable. Any outstanding balance for the course shall be due upon qualification or upon cancellation by the participant.
1.2. Candidates using equipment supplied to them through Sai Kung Scuba or 3rd Party Company for any course are responsible for that equipment and will be charged for any loss or damage howsoever caused by the participant.
1.3. Candidates may not participate in diving activities without a satisfactorily completed medical statement and statement of understanding and assumption of risk. Any delays caused to the course by failure to complete these administrative and medical requirements will be chargeable at the missed session rate.
1.4. Any non attendance of scheduled sessions will be charged at the missed session rate.
1.5. If students fail to meet the performance requirements on any dive or knowledge development session during courses, or ignore the instructions and briefings of SKS staff during any dive, at the sole discretion of the instructor/DM Sai Kung Scuba reserves the right to charge for repeating that dive or session, the rate for this will be based on the missed session rate at that time and depend on the nature of the dive or session missed.
1.6. Neither Sai Kung Scuba its employees or contractors can be held responsible for damage to or loss of any personal equipment caused prior to, during or after any diving activities.
1.7. Course Cancellations or Rescheduling made by you:
You are entitled to cancel or reschedule your Course at any point. All cancellations or rescheduling can be made by the following methods: 1) emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation will take effect from the day this notice is received and receipt will be confirmed in writing via email. Cancellations or rescheduling must take place at least 24hrs before the original session is due to take place, or missed session rates may be charged.
1.8. Course Cancellations or Rescheduling made by us:
It is highly unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your Course arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes (for example, a pool location change may be necessary or Dive Site for training) and we reserve the right to do so at any time.
1.9. We also reserve the right to cancel your Course arrangements, for example, if the instructor falls ill and a replacement cannot be found in time. However, in the unlikely scenario we ever would cancel we will reschedule your booked Course to another planned Course in the future.
1.10.IMPORTANT NOTE: Refunds or any compensation payments do not apply for reschedule your Course or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure). We can cancel or reschedule your Course in the following circumstances: war, threat of war, riots, civil strife or terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disasters, fire, technical problems with transport, technical problems in general, airport closures, bad weather conditions and similar events beyond our control.
1.11. Any charges incurred during the course will result in suspension of training and the withholding of certification until paid in full.
1.12. All Courses must be commenced within 6 months of the booking unless by prior agreement of Sai Kung Scuba, Courses not commenced within 6 months of booking will forfeit any fees paid.
1.13. Participants agree to abide by the rules and decisions of Sai Kung Scuba, its staff and subcontractors in all diver-training matters.
1.14. Any refunds after the deposit has been paid AND all course materials received are at the discretion of Sai Kung Scuba.
Special Covid Note
By signing up to one of our dive course or fun diving events the participants confirm that
You are not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
You have not travelled internationally within the last 14 days.
You do not believe you have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavrus/COVID-19.
You have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 any time this year.
You hereby release and agree to hold Sai Kung Industries Ltd. harmless from, and waive on behalf of yourself, your heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to yourself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of the salon, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Sai Kung Industries Ltd.
You understand that this release discharges Sai Kung Industries Ltd. from any liability or claim that you, your heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the dive center with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Sai Kung Industries Ltd.