Welcome to Cardiff Scuba

  Scapa Flow

May 2020

 

We have limited spaces available on
our liveaboard trip to Scapa Flow on the 8th May 2020 aboard the MV
Valhalla for 7days.

 

This trip is open to both technical
divers, including CCR and twinsets, as well as recreational divers.

Any technical divers must hold a

minimum of Advanced Nitrox and decompression procedures (or equivalent) or be
qualified to 45m.


Recreational divers must hold, at a

minimum, Advanced Open Water with Dry Suit speciality and with experience of
diving in UK waters. Deploying DSMBs in mid water plus Deep Diver certification
and Wreck Diver certification would be advantageous
.


If you would like to join us diving

the iconic WWI wrecks in Scapa Flow or have any questions about the trip then
please call us on 029 2061 5161  for
costs and further information.

 

Visit the links below to view the MV
Valhalla as well as some of the wrecks available to us for the week of diving.

 http://www.mv-valkyrie.co.uk/the-boats/mv-valhalla/


http://www.mv-valkyrie.co.uk/diving/german-fleet-wrecks/

 

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Celebrate with us

To celebrate the end of another great year we are offering savings to you on several of our courses during December, January and February.

Although the water may be 'fresh' the welcome and the teamwork will be Super hot.

Open Water Diver   

Normally £400.00     Save £75.00     Pay only £325.00

 

Advanced Open Water Diver

Normally £300.00     Save £75.00       Pay only £225.00

 

Dry Suit Diver 
Normally £165.00     Save £30.00      Pay only £135.00

Other course may be subject to discount. 

Ask and you could be surprised.

Call us on 029 2061 5161

 

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 Update - 20th October - We are having on overwhelming response for the trip in 2021. If you are interested please contact us as soon as possible as we may need to book a 3rd boat. 029 2061 5161.

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Posted 16th October 2019 

We are exploring a trip to the Philippines / Indonesia / Thailand area as a liveaboard for mid - late 2021. We are having a significant repsonse and we are keen to test the water for others who would want to join the trip.


Basically, the trip will consist of 1 week liveaboard followed by an extension of up to 1 week land based (with diving). The trip will be with Blue Otwo. We cannot give a definitive price yet because of fluctuations in oil price and exchange rates.


This initial message is to find out how many people would be interested and then when we have more details be asked to commit to the trip.
Please call us on 029 2061 5161. 

 

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                        West Wales - Friday 27th October

 

Places available on the One Day Boat Dive Trip to West Wales.

 

Out of Milford Haven - 9am ropes off - for a couple of great dives around the West Wales coast.

 

Cal 029 2061 5161 for a place.

 

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 Does a unique Diving trip in Scapa Flow while gaining further diving certifications appeal to your sense of adventure?

Cardiff Scuba is offering a unique dive experience in the Orkney Isles at Scapa Flow from 10th - 15th May 2020.

This offer is targeted at those divers who wish to broaden their experience of diving while at the same time expanding their knowledge in the sport.
We are offering a 3 course package which includes:
  • Enriched Air Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Wreck Diver Certification
These courses will be offered through the training agency 'Scuba Divers International' (SDI) with our experienced Instructional and support staff.
The general plan will be to complete all of the theory components of the courses at our / your home-base, either through classroom presentations or through e-learning and then to undertake the practical diving components from a liveaboard in Scapa Flow.
It must be emphasised that there is no crossover of courses while taking any of the dives. Each dive will focus only on the components of the individual course that you are on. Because of the location this will mean that you are completing all of the courses while diving the famous World War 1 wrecks of Scapa Flow.
The aim would be to complete all three courses over the first 3 days of the trip, thereby leaving a further 3 days for 'open' diving.
To facilitate this proposal we will use the services of Orkney & Shetland Charters on either the MV Valkyrie or the MV Vallhala. We will be looked after by the owners of the Charter - Helen & Hazel who have the most amazing reputation for looking after their guests and their food reputation is second to none.
If this type of trip appeals to you then please contact us, either directly or through e-mail and we will send you details of the cost and planned programme.
Costs to be considered will be:
  1. Course costs - These will be offered as a package deal
  2. Boat charter liveaboard cost - reduced for this trip
  3. Food cost - full or half board available
  4. Travel to Scapa - to include the Ferry - Car sharing beneficial
  5. Air fills are included in the price
  6. Nitrox is not included in the price and has to be paid for at the end of the diving week direct to the boat charter

 

The costs for the trip and courses will be available to those who express an interest. Please come back to us as soon as possible as places are limited.

As an added bonus, we will offer the Dry Suit course for the cost of the 'manual and certification only' to any customer who does not already have their Dry Suit Certification. This must be competed prior tp the trip.

Kit hire at reduced rates will be available if required.

Of special interest for you will be the 'German Fleet Wrecks of Scapa Flow button. Click this one and see what is in store for you.

We offer a variety of trips and excursions and while you have expressed an interest in this particular trip, there may be others that are of interest.  Check out our current trips and excursions behind the View Trips button.

We are excited about having you diving with us and look forward to a really memorable trip. 

Call us on 029 2061 5161 

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Cardiff Scuba is now a Partner Centre with Orkney and Shetland Charters!!

By booking your trip to Scapa Flow through Cardiff Scuba, and using the world renowned Orkney & Shetland Charters - The Valkyrie and The Valhalla - with owners Hazel & Helen, you can get the most amazing experience of diving the famous World War 1 Wrecks of the German Fleet.

Also available are also trips that take you to the most picturesque underwater of areas in the Shetlands for another unique dive experience of both wrecks and reefs.

By booking your trip through Cardiff Scuba you can enjoy a discount for your group or on an individual basis. This offer will not be not available anywhere else - it is unique to Cardiff Scuba.

You will be well looked on your trip - from making your initial booking to enjoying the actual dives themselves. Orkney& Shetland Charters have a reputation - second to none - for looking after their guests and the food is truly awesome. We have had many fantastic trips with Orkney & Shetland Charters and have thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality.

Included in your booking are
  • the boat cost, accommodation on a shared bunk room basis
  • 6 days diving [weather and conditions permitting]
  • 2 dives daily except where there are more technically challenging deeper dives
  • All airfills
 Not included
  • Mixed gases - payable at the end of the week of diving
  • Food - There is a large selection of food available on the charters at an additional cost. Meals can be either half-board or full-board. Advanced notice of any specific dietary requirement allows to be meet individual needs
  • Travel to and from your home-base to Scapa. We can assist with the booking process if required.
Availability for 2020 is becoming more limited, so don't delay choosing a vacant date. Availability currently stands as:
  • April 19th - 24th        MV Valhalla   12 spaces available
  • May 17th - 22nd       MV Valkyrie   8 spaces available
  • July 4th - 10th           MV Valhalla  6 spaces available
  • Sept 6th - 11th          MV Valhalla   4 spaces available
  • Sept 27th - Oct 2nd  MV Valhalla    7spaces available
Should you require to hire any kit then this can be arranged with either Orkney & Shetland Charters or Cardiff Scuba. Costs will agreed depending on the amount of kit required. 
 
Of special interest for you will be the 'German Fleet Wrecks of Scapa Flow' button. Click on this to see what is in store for you!!

In the interim, should you have any questions click on the Questions button and let us know.
 

We are excited about sharing our news with you and look forward to really memorable trips. 

 

Call us on 029 2061 5161 

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TWINSET Try - Dives - Pool based

Due to the success of these sessions we are extending availability.

 
The experience is only open to those who are already certified divers. Certification confirmation will be required.
  
The session will cost £35.00 per person. This includes entry to the pool, use of the twinset kit and instruction.
 
                                      Call us on 029 2061 5161.  
 

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New for 2019

Openwater Diver Course over 2 full weekends

Responding to requests from our customers, we are now offering the Openwater Course - both SDI & PADI over a 2 weekend period.

For those who cannot commit to the evening courses we currently offer then this is a welcome addition to our schedule, to suit the time you have available to learn to Scuba Dive.

1st Weekend

1st Saturday - theory will be at Cardiff cuba Shop - mostly 9am - 3pm

1st Sunday - Underwater skills at the Cardiff International pool - times of the sessions will vary - usually a morning session or an afternoon session.

2nd Weekend

The 4 Openwater dives will be held over the Saturday and Sunday at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow. 

Please visit our calendar page for more informaion on dates, costs and availability.

We look forward to hearing from you on 029 2061 5161

 

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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 Nitrox & Decompression procedures.

Package deals will be available.

Call 029 2061 5161 and speak to Simon 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) Technical Divers International 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! 

Here are some quick links to get you started....

 

 PADI Open Water Course   

Continuing education  

Equipment Servicing  

 Dive trips and travel