I am about to place an order online. What are my shipping options?
Our standard shipping method is USPS, and depending on the weight of your order, you will probably be able to choose from First-Class (less expensive, but takes longer) or Priority (costs more, but arrives sooner). We also offer UPS, which includes a tracking number, but this generally costs quite a bit more for international orders.
If you are looking for less expensive shipping options, there are a few that we suggest:
- You can consider choosing USPS First Class Mail, which takes a bit longer but can cost significantly less for international orders.
- You can get together with other GUE divers in your area and place an order together, then split the shipping when you work out the individual costs among yourselves. This can be a very cost-effective way to get merchandise if you want a number of items and/or you know multiple other people who also wish to order merchandise from GUE HQ.
- You can time your order with a dive trip you or a friend plan to take to the U.S., then have your items shipped to your temporary address or, if you are visiting High Springs, pick them up from GUE HQ. In order to make sure your items are in stock and can be shipped at the appropriate time to arrive during your travel window, we recommend placing orders no later than one month before your/your friend's arrival in the U.S. This gives us time to order and receive any out-of-stock items, and to time the shipment of your order accurately so that it arrives during your specified window. If you plan to use this method, as always, we suggest contacting GUE HQ's shipping representative at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to get the best possible results.
- A final option is to see if there is a GUE Affiliate in your country or in a country closer to yours than the United States who sells the item you want to purchase. You can get contact information for these centers by clicking on their logos on the GUE Affiliates page, and then call or send an email asking if they have your desired item in stock. Please note that stock at GUE Affiliate dive centers and IDCs can be VERY limited and is chosen entirely at the discretion of the Affiliate itself. They are under no obligation to fill orders they are not prepared for, and this is listed only as a resource for the convenience of our customers and the promotion of our Affiliates.
If you have any further shipping or merchandise questions, please email email@example.com.