Cardiff Scuba Course Comments

Below is a list of comments from the various courses held at Cardiff Scuba . If you wish to limit the courses shown to a specific course please select the course from the list below. I you have taken a course with us in the past six months then please feel free to submit your comments, we are always interested in feedback from our customers! To see a list of courses please see the upcoming courses page.

Comments

Here are some comments from our previous customers....

"My 15 year old son has just completed his PADI Advanced Open Water course with Cardiff Scuba following on from his Open Water 2 years ago.

As a non diving Mum I was wary of him wanting to learn to dive however from the first meeting with Rob at the "Try a dive" pool session all my anxieties disappeared. Rob and all the instructors that have been involved in the two courses have been meticulous with their teaching and the actual diving whether at the pool or at the NDAC.

The ratio of instructors to students is excellent. The course is delivered in a relaxed and fun way by all the team whilst the emphasis is on safety.

Thank you Rob and team - Oscar will be back for more diving at Cardiff Scuba!!"

From Siân Harrison - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken July 2019

"Completed Advanced Open Water with Cardiff Scuba this weekend.

Course was well structured, which meant that each dive of the course was adding skill to the previous dive. Plus it was great fun!

Safety was such an obvious priority. Student to Instructor/Divemaster ratio was great - two - Instructor and Divemaster - to each student.

Many thanks to Rob, Brennig, Andrew and James for a great weekend.

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From Ian Hanson - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken July 2019

"My 14yr old daughter and I have just completed this course over two weekends.

A huge thank-you to Rob and the team. We both really enjoyed the course and they couldn’t have been more supportive. My daughter absolutely loved it and we both felt we were in excellent hands at all times.

I couldn’t recommend it more. Thank you and see you soon. "

From Jon Jones - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2019

"Cardiff scuba and the whole team were first class start to finish.

Lots of focus around safety, but a lots of fun to be had whilst learning.

Rob is real professional who runs a tight ship. Be sure to pay attention to all information, otherwise you'll end up owing a lot of chocolate fines.

Would definitely recommend. Thanks you Cardiff Scuba .
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From David Atkins - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2019

"Cardiff Scuba have been fantastic.

I was initially extremely nervous and Rob was very patient and provided the reassurance I needed. The team who I have dived with have also been fantastic providing advice and tips.

Would definitely recommend!

I travelled from Essex to take the course due to their reputation and they certainly live up to their 5* rating! Thank you Rob! "

From Michael Higgins - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2019

"A challenging course, with realistic actions and scenarios. Very educational and extremely rewarding.

I couldn’t have felt more comfortable with Cardiff Scuba. With so much safety cover and experience surrounding us I felt totally at ease.

Cardiff scuba really do place you in a comfortable atmosphere. With staff and volunteers so friendly and close I really felt like part of the gang. "

From Anthony Williams - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019

"Great course - lots of ground covered but with Rob's previous experience this becomes ever more impactful. Having done first aid before I can say I feel more confident and much clearer having done it again! Really worth doing"

From Richard Godfrey - EFR Emergency First Response - Full Course, course taken May 2019

"What a course - everyone says that it's tough but rewarding....so true! The course really gets you to focus on those around you and how to be a safe and effective RD.

If your developing as a diver this is a total must as you experience things that you hope you wont have to in your day to day dives, but my word, you are you better prepared for it if it does ever happen!

Level up has been used on a previous comment - hardest and most rewarding course since doing Open Water!!!

Thanks to Rob and all the fantastic support team for their encouragement, support and patience over the last two days.

Special call out to James (DMT) who was great - good luck on your ongoing development and thanks for being challenging yet supportive!

Excellent two days! "

From Richard Godfrey - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019

"By far the most challenging, humbling but rewarding course!

I had a fantastic weekend with Rob and his gang. I would recommend the course to all divers and urge anyone considering to simply ‘do it’.

Thanks to everyone in involved for your knowledge, support and humour."

From Tom - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019

"I was tempted to do this course abroad but due to my previous training with Rob and all the staff at Cardiff Scuba I felt that because of the importance of in depth, safe guidance that I have always recieved from Cardiff Scuba that I would train with these guys once again.

I knew that the course was not going to be easy but this only added to the satisfaction of passing. I look forward to fine tuning the skills that I have learned to increase my confidence and efficiency in the near future.

Once again thank you very much to Rob and his amazing team and look forward to catching up with you all soon."

From Kitt Kendell - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019

"Very well presented course.

I have been on several previous first aid courses through my employers, but this is the first time the instruction seemed to relate to actual real life situations.

The course was delivered by Rob who has a lot of background in the medical field and this showed through with interesting stories of real life past events and techniques.

Thank you Rob and Cardiff Scuba once again for an excellent course"

From Kitt Kendell - EFR Emergency First Response - Full Course, course taken May 2019

"Recently completed my Advanced Open Water course with Cardiff Scuba. Simon was instructing and was very well supported by the team.

The whole team made me feel very much at ease during the course.

Looking forward to using my new skills in the coming months and who knows, maybe another course next year."

From Gary Smith - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken May 2019

"Very grateful to Rob, Simon and all the other helpers for their teaching and guidance during the Openwater Diver course I completed recently.

The course was fun throughout and it was clear that safety was always the first priority. I’d highly recommend Cardiff Scuba to anyone wanting to do their first Scuba course."

From Matthew Soanes - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken May 2019

"A massive thank you to Instructor Simon Kirkham-Jones, ably assisted by the support team of Lauren and James for guiding me to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

The training and advice was given in a clear and relatable way not only on course topics but all manner of useful dive information was simply- Priceless.

I look forward to arranging further courses from Cardiff Scuba and extend my knowledge and experience in this fascinating activity.
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From Paul Bricknell - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken May 2019

"Really great course, went from a beginner to completely confident to go diving.

Massive thanks to Rob, Simon and all the other instructors and rescue divers that oversaw the course.

Always felt like I was in safe hands and would recommend to anyone who wants to get into the world of Scuba diving."

From Charles Bainbridge - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2019

"Huge thanks to Rob, Simon and the team for introducing me to the world of Scuba!

Great teaching techniques, never overloading you with information, allowing you to develop skills naturally. I never felt overwhelmed or unsafe.

I've had a fantastic couple of weekends and will definitely be back to do my Advanced Openwater and beyond!"

From Josh Hopkinson - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2019

"A huge thank you to Rob, Simon, and all the team at Cardiff Scuba . At every stage they were patient, knowledgable, and were a calming influence!

For sure, I’ll be back for more - couldn’t recommend highly enough!"

From Ian Hanson - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2019

"Thanks to both Rob and Brennig for a thorough and enjoyable rescue course.

Definitely the biggest jump in intensity of the courses but thoroughly interesting and very realistic and I feel I have developed greatly as a diver.

Would definitely recommend Cardiff Scuba for any scuba courses as you definitely feel you have worked for the course rather than just turning up!"

From Alex Joseph - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken March 2019

"A massive thank you to Cardiff Scuba with special thanks to Simon Kirkham-Jones. What an amazing, patient and knowledgeable instructor he is. From the classroom to the final dive Simon made the experience fun, exiting and safe.

I feel confident to dive again with a buddy and I started as a complete novice.

Thanks also to the Dive Master Brennig and TDM Andrew for stepping in to help me when I needed them.

I thoroughly recommend Cardiff Scuba's PADI Open Water course."

From Andy Reid - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken March 2019

"Such a fantastic course and experience. Rob and his team made every effort to make the training fun and informative in theory sessions, pool sessions and the final dives in the quarry. They always made sure everyone was happy and confident with what they were doing, and were very patient if anyone was struggling.

I am so grateful to them all and plan to be back in the future to further my training!
Couldn't recommend Cardiff Scuba more! "

From Chloe Lake - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"Had an amazing time diving with Rob and the Cardiff Scuba team! They made diving into a freezing quarry at 9am a right laugh.

Thank you to Simon & Brennig, they were amazing. I felt totally safe diving in open water even though I'd only met them a few days earlier.

Simon was an utter delight, he even went the extra mile to help me with some difficult math problems.

I don't have a single negative thing to say about the experience, I'm actually sad to see it go, and I feel confident to go diving in the future.

10/10 would recommend x "

From Lydia - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2019

"Thank you to everyone at Cardiff scuba!

Had a brilliant experience and found the team very supportive and friendly!

Special thanks to Rob who helped calm my nerves, allowing me to achieve my open water qualification!

Brilliant experience, would highly recommend "

From Emily Bellamey-todd - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2019

"Absolutely loved the course. The instructors are brilliant and very supportive!

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Thank you to the team, and a special thank you to Rob! Rob was particularly helpful in calming my nerves, and helped me ease into doing the skills in the open water dives!

Thanks again to all involved! Extremely happy to say I’ve passed and had a great time in doing so! "

From Emily Bellamey Todd - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2019

"One of the best (and not last) courses I have completed. Every session was fantastically awesome, whether in the pool or the quarry.

This has opened me to many more underwater adventures that I cannot wait to experience.

The instructors took safety and the course very seriously which made me feel more confident and secure during the course.

They were also such admirable and lovely people, which made the course extra enjoyable.

Thank you Cardiff Scuba!"

From Alexandra Radziejowska - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken February 2019

"What an experience !
I rate Cardiff Scuba and the whole team 10/10 !

The experience I had with Scuba Cardiff has been amazing , from the day me and my partner started making contact to enrol until the very last dive as part of our Open Water Course !

Rob made everything simple, objective and super easy to understand. Also assisted every time we needed in terms of practice or just having a couple of questions...

Rob also made us feel part of a diving family/community, something that grew so much in the past weeks that actually made us book the Advance Adventure Diving course already and really making me think to drop everything and pursue a diving career.

Thanks again !

Legend Rob !

See you in 2 weeks for Advanced !"

From Ricardo Torrao - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken February 2019

"As always, a big thank you to the guys at Cardiff Scuba for teaching an intense but rewarding Rescue Course.
Definitely consider taking this next step with Cardiff Scuba if you want to increase your responsibility and role within the Dive community!"

From James Preece - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken February 2019

"It was an intense course which although physically and mentally very demanding, was extremely rewarding. I think I slept 12 hours solid that same evening!

Please pass on my thanks to your team who went that extra mile to not only provide realism to the scenario based exercises, but for their superb mentoring throughout. I would like to personally thank you for your patience with us and passing on your knowledge.

Very much looking forward to continuing my development with Cardiff Scuba over the coming years"

From Richard Spence - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken February 2019

"I'd like to thank Simon and Cardiff Scuba for the training I received on the PADI Advanced Openwater course.

I look forward to using the skills I've learned. Wicked few days! Can't wait to book the next course. Thanks guys. "

From David Mc Guire - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken February 2019

"Waited two years to find the right course to get my PADI training. Best decision I ever made to complete with Cardiff scuba.

The ratio of instructors to students is amazing with 1 to 2 teaching throughout all my dives.

Special thanks to Rob, Michael, Andy and Gareth who all helped me achieve this "

From Lewis Steere - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"Thank you so much to Rob for making the course so enjoyable, his passion for what he's teaching is so encouraging and makes the whole course so fun and engaging.

It's a great experience made even better by the team who make you feel so at ease the entire way through the process - even when you have to get into freezing cold water at 9 in the morning!

I won't hesitate to get in contact if I want to pursue any further dive courses, even if it does mean I have to pay my outstanding chocolate fines, thank you again!"

From Alex Fraser - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018