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An Introduction to Technical Diving

Wednesday 26th September @ 7pm in Cardiff Scuba premises. 

Have a look at any dive site, or any dive boat over the past few years, it is clear that an increasing number of people are making a move into the realms of 'technical diving'. 

But what is this all about? Most important of all... what do we actually mean by technical diving? What are the reasons for making this change? What are all those cylinders for? What are the new challenges it brings? Are there new skills and equipment considerations?

Cardiff Scuba are pleased to announce an "Intro to Tech" evening, with a talk from our technical diver and instructor, Mark Culwick. Mark will try to address all of these questions and more.

There will be examples of typical equipment set-ups involved and an open question and answer session, We can also and arrange try dives - these can be pool or OPenwater based - as well as formal training courses for anyone that might be interested in finding out more! 

 
Please phone Rob or Mark at Cardiff Scuba (02920 615161) to book your place. 

PLACES WILL BE LIMITED 

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 Wreck Course

1st & 2nd September 2018

Names being take for our Wreck Course to be held in Plymouth on the weekend of 1st & 2nd September.


This is a 2 day course covering many of the basic aspects of knowledge and skill development in this popular specialty.

Call us on 029 2061 5161 for further information and to reserve a place.

 

Course now full  - Call us for next available dates 029 2061 5161

This course is now full 

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Egypt Liveaboard

13th October 2018

We have 2 spaces left on our Liveaboard out of Sharm el Sheikh following the Northern Wrecks and Reefs itinerary - departing 13th October 2018 for 7 days on Seaqueens Fleet South Moon.

Cost is £992.21 and includes, flights, Egypt transfers, accommodation, all food, soft drinks and dives - up to 4 a day. 

 Not included is transport to and from Gatwick (we can arrange).

If interested, please contact us on 029 2061 5161 with a deposit of £350.00.   

 Only 1 space remaining 

 

This trip is now full 

 

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Shetland Liveaboard August 2018

ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT 

Following our very successful trip to Scapa Flow in April on the MV Valkyrie owned and operated by Hazel and Helen with their crew of Orkney & Shetland Dive Charters, we have booked with them again for the week of the 11th August 2018.

The Shetlands are an amazing place to dive, with wrecks for all levels of experience. The initial plan is to have one boat for experienced divers  to take deeper dives and the other boat will house the less experienced divers and offer dives of suitable depths.

For this trip ALL divers must be at least Advanced Openwater (or equivalent), with Deep, Wreck and Dry Suit certification. Enriched Air certification would also be advantageous. We need divers to have a minimum of 50 verifiable dives in UK waters. You must also be proficient in the deployment of an SMB.

Experienced technical divers on OC or CCR are very welcome.

The general plan will be to drive to Aberdeen, take the overnight Ferry to Lerwick, be met at the Ferry by the Dive Charter and have an week of amazing diving. 

Travel to Aberdeen can be organised as a group or individuals can make their own arrangements.

Please don't miss this opportunity, let us know you are interested and we can add you to our list and keep you informed so that you can make a final decision to commit to a place. 

For any further initial information, call Rob or Simon on 029 2061 5161

 2 spaces available

This trip is now full 

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Cardiff Scuba – Apeks/Aqualung Kit Servicing

As of January 2018 we are a fully accredited Apeks/Aqualung Technical Diving and Service Centre. As such we now offer a full Apeks/Aqualung Regulator servicing programme.

Additionally, we can source any general dive kit supplied by Apeks/Aqualung as well as a wide range of kit specifically used for Technical Diving.

Our planned turnaround time for regulator servicing is 3-5 working days. However, there may be occasions where, due to a heavy workload, Bank Holidays, Annual Leave, etc., this could be longer (we will advise you at the time of receiving your equipment).

The Manufacturers advice is that Apeks/Aqualung Regulators should be fully serviced on a 2 yearly basis – or – when they have been exposed to 300 dives – whichever is the earliest. However, depending on the care taken with regulators following use, it maybe that they will require a full service earlier than the time specified. On that basis it is advised that you should have them ‘Health-checked’ after 12 months – or if you feel there is an issue.

 As part of the Full Regulator Service we will:

  • Do a full pre-strip Diagnostic inspection and advise you of any unexpected fault/s that we find (Wear & Tear, Leaks, etc)
  • Ultrasonic clean all relevant components, service and then re-assemble the set
  • Strip and clean any gauge console/s, checking swivel pins and hoses. If during our initial inspection of your equipment we find a fault - we will contact you in advance and advise of any parts that need to be replaced. Items such as hoses, swivel pins and mouthpieces will incur an additional charge and so we need your authorisation to proceed and so avoid any unexpected charges.
  • All equipment is then fully reassembled and tested to the manufacturer’s specification before being “tank tested” to check for any leaks.

 Annual Health Check

As a service to our customers we offer an annual health check on your regulators. (The 12 month initial FREE health check will apply to customers who have purchased a new set of Apeks/Aqualung regulators from Cardiff Scuba since 1st January 2018).

This means that we will:

  •  Inspect the set for general condition
  • Leak test the set
  • Inter-stage pressure test and reset where indicated
  • Cracking pressure test
  • Identify and notify you of any items that need to be replaced with your authorisation

Automated Service reminders will be sent to you via email so you will never miss a Health check or Full Service.

For any other information or any questions you may have, do not hesitate to contact us on 029 2061 5161

 

 

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Technical Diving

During the past few years there has been an explosion in interest in the field of technical diving. Have you ever wondered why people jump into the water with so much complicated looking dive kit? Why they do it? Where are they going? How do they manage it?

 Well wonder no longer!!!

We now have our full Technical calendar for 2018 available so visit our Cardiff Scuba Technical information page on the link page above or call 029 2061 5161 and prepare to take the next step in your continued Scuba experience. 

We are pleased to offer TDI courses from Intro to Tech which is invaluable for those just starting in Technical Diving to Advanced Trimix as well as the PADI TecRec from Tec40 to Tec Trimix.

Package deals will be available.

Call 029 2061 5161 and speak to Mark our Technical Instructor

 

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WELCOME to the website of Cardiff Scuba, South Wales' leading 5* Dive Centre offering training with both Scuba Divers International (SDI) and PADI

Please take some time to browse around our website where you will find details of all the services we offer - Recreational and Technical courses, Equipement Sales, Servicing and Hire, and Dive Trips both in the UK and abroad. We aim to have something to offer everyone. If you need more details, please feel free to get in touch on 029 2061 5161 and ask for Rob or Simon 

Look Forward to seeing you! 

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Two schools amalgamate to become South Wales' largest provider of Scuba training...

                    Cardiff Scuba  Logo     The National Diving & Activity Centre             

We are pleased to announce that Cardiff Scuba have now formally taken over ALL Scuba training  - both Recreational and Technical  - on behalf of The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).

What does this mean for you?? Well, it means we are now able to offer even more flexibilty in the course dates and locations available. For those of you for whom weekends are more convenient, or for whom Chepstow is an easier location, this news will be good news!! Currently, in the course calendar both Cardiff Scuba and NDAC dates are listed together. Please look carefully at the course locations to see where the course that interests you is being run....