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.


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

"Cannot say how great these guys were to learn with.

Two weekends under the instruction of Rob and Simon and they were fantastic. Endless patience and sense of humour with so much knowledge between them, a perfect mix of practicalness and entertainment. I was incredibly nervous for the open water dives but felt completely safe and had a fantastic time.

Why we decided to learn in February whilst the water temperature was in single digits, I'll never know - but would 100% recommend Cardiff Scuba to anyone looking to improve or learn to dive."

From Lizzie - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2018

"So we have just completed our open water diving course today. To say we had fun would be a bit of an understatement. We were initially terribly nervous but our lovely instructors put us very much at ease with their calm and reassuring manner as well as their terrible jokes (not saying ours were any better).

I would highly recommend Cardiff scuba as I feel well equipped with the background knowledge needed to dive as well as the experience needed in the water too. 10/10 :) "

From Freya Wheelwright - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2018

"Really had a great time during the course and with instructors like Rob and Simon delivering interesting and professional teaching in both the theory and practical training, it really helps me to get my qualifications with ease.

Highly recommand doing the course with Cardiff Scuba! :)"

From Derek - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"Doing the Open Water Diver Course has been an AMAZING and UNIQUE experience that I would recommend to everyone.

Being able to explore underwater and push yourself to new limits is extremely rewarding.

What can I say about the team... They are fantastic people who made the experience even more fun!

Rob and his spanish charm, Simon and his Christmas songs in the car and especially Mark for working with me during this process.

I hope to see you soon Cardiff Scuba Team! Happy Christmas!!! "

From Teresa - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"Just a quick message to say a huge thank you to Cardiff Scuba for their support and enthusiasm which made learning to dive, although at times challenging, an absolute pleasure.

Special thanks to Simon (for going out of his way to help me with transport and making the whole experiance humerous), Julia (for all you did to make my open water weekend fantastic), Rob (I need no explanation), Gareth (for helping me with my confidence and making diving fun) and Mark (for pulling me out of my dry suit at the pool when I was stuck haha).

I honestly cannot recommend this course enough with its friendly teaching style, and individual approach to learning to dive. Many thanks and hope to see you soon ;))"

From April Beech - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"I am truly grateful to Cardiff Scuba for introducing me to the world of diving. Every member of the team showed extraordinary competence and kindness.

Beyond their exceptionally friendly manner, their experience both in diving and in teaching it made the course really enjoyable and efficient.

I would highly recommend becoming a diver with Rob and his team!

Thank you, hope to dive with you again soon!"

From Attila Kiss - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"If you would like to learn to dive in a friendly and inclusive environment, I would highly recommend Cardiff Scuba.
The instructors, Rob, Julia, Simon, Matthew, Eloise and Joshua are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
I had an amazing experience and met lovely people, who I hope I get the chance to dive with again.
Only one word of advice - bring cakes and bakes if you can (they are easily placated in this way). Thank you all xx"

From Leanne - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"Thank you to everyone at Cardiff Scuba for helping me to achieve my Open Water certificate!

Everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly (despite the cold), the cake was delicious and Rob was a fantastic instructor.

I highly recommend Cardiff Scuba! "

From Emily - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"Great weekend of the 11/12 Nov at the NDAC with Rob and his team from Cardiff Scuba.
Having completed Open Water abroad, I felt it right to continue my diving education in the UK to appreciate the differences.

I am glad we chose Cardiff Scuba. With a wealth of experience and expert instruction, Rob, Simon and Mike definitely challenged us, brushing up old skills and teaching new ones. I am definately better for it.

Excellent rapport, constructive feedback and bags of patience, I would recommend to anyone.

Looking forward to continuing my progression with Cardiff Scuba. See you again soon guys."

From Rhyan Roberts - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken November 2017

"Thank you to everyone at Cardiff Scuba, especially Rob and also Simon & Mark who made my open water qualifications very enjoyable.

I highly recommend doing your scuba diving qualifications with these guys, all really great teachers and really good fun. "

From Hannah Watts - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"I'd like to thank the entire team for an amazing experience.

The course was highly professional accompanied with some good banter. I'll be continuing my scuba education with this school.

I'd highly recommend their courses to anybody. 5*."

From Neal Williams - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"Rob, Julia and Simon are highly experienced, knowledgable and professional instructors who rapidly build confidence and never let you feel unsafe or out of your depth (pun intended).

It helps that they are also lovely people and make the course great fun! I look forward to diving with them again soon! "

From Alun Rees - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"I had such a fantastic weekend and course learning to dive with Rob, Simon and Julia. The team are so much fun and there were lots of laughs while also being very professional, concise and safe.

I was slightly anxious to begin the course however Rob and Simon were very helpful and easing making sure I was happy and comfortable with all the skills and tasks that needed to be completed.

Couldn't recommend enough!"

From Becky Davies - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"Great course with Rob and his team at Cardiff Scuba. They took us from nervous wannabes at the start of the theory session to confident divers at the end of the course.

Everyone was encouraging and friendly but made sure we got our core skills right.

I would thoroughly recommend Cardiff scuba to anyone thinking of doing their PADI training."

From Dafydd - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"I have had an amazing last couple of weekends learning to become an open water diver. Rob, Simon, Julia and the team are so passionate about diving and teach in a professional and friendly way.

The Cardiff Scuba team are a brilliant laugh, and I can't wait to see them under the water again. If you want to learn to dive, and have fun doing it, I highly recommend Cardiff Scuba. "

From Tamina Piscopo - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"Well done guys.Thank you very much for the best experience ever.

Thank you for each one that helped me not get panic underwater and for believing that I could finished the course and enjoy at the same time.

Well done 👌🏻 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

See you soon - From a new diver - Daniele Gomez 😂😂"

From Daniele Gomez - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"What a Blast this weekend was. So much fun, and so professional! Rob and the team are all friendly, helpful and with a great sense of humour.

Fantastic Instructors, all very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about diving.

Every time I was in the water I always felt extremely safe and confident, despite my bladder being an issue on the first dive.

"Emptying your bladder before a dive is always a good move - trust me".

Hopefully, this won't be the last they'll see of me - looking forward to doing more dives and getting more comfortable underwater.

Can't stress enough how much fun I've had and how much I've learnt; such an awesome course!

Thank you, Rob and the Team! "

From Daniel Gomez - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"Well what can I say............Thank you Rob you big ball of Scottish love for teaching me to dive.

The course was phenomenal from start to finish. The delivery was fun but serious all the way. The banter from the all the instructors made the course feel more relaxed and calmed the students while in the water.

Rob is an absolute belter of an instructor and Simon is a gem to compliment. The knowledge they have to pass on to students is beyond, and how they involve everyone into the group is a gift.

If anyone has any doubt about this course, don't, you'll love it from start to finish.

Can't wait to do my Advanced. Cheers guys. "

From Ryan Jones - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"Rob and his team have been fantastic teachers.

During my last training dive I became panicked and, although it was difficult, I was able to get through it due to the tutelage and support provided by Cardiff Scuba.

Rob's competence and confidence are exactly the qualities you need in a dive instructor in order to get you out of those stressful situations."

From Thomas Woolley - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"Thank you for looking after Maddie so well and giving her an excellent introduction to Diving.

She hopes to do the Advanced course with Rob, Julie, Simon and Eloise after her GCSE's next summer.

PS Sorry about hitting Simon with a fin the chocolate is in the post.

Cheers Coral and Owen"

From Coral And Owen - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken September 2017

"Another excellent course delivered by Cardiff scuba!

Mark and Julie have been superb in supporting our learning and bringing their technical knowledge and expertise to supplement this PADI specialty.

Thank you once again!"

From Fotis - PADI Deep Diver, course taken September 2017

"Cardiff Scuba was the perfect choice for learning to dive.

The teaching and practical experience were both very professional and fun, and the shop is very accommodating as I was able to have a flexible schedule for my open water dives.

I would recommend Cardiff Scuba for anyone learning to dive or continuing their diving experience. "

From Jessica Sweeney - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"With Cardiff Scuba, I felt I got everything and gained a lot of experience.

The staff's knowledge is second to none. Helped me a lot through my dives and making me wanting to progress further and expand my skills.

Can't wait to dive again soon and do future courses with them."

From Joshua Cook - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken September 2017

"Brilliant weekend at NDAC Chepstow this weekend. Couldn't ask for better instruction or a better team.

After a long 5 year break I came back to Cardiff scuba because of the 1st class instruction I received on my open water course and progressing onto the advanced open water course after a dive abroad was a no brainer.

A fantistic weekend with a lot ... and I mean a lot of learning which I will be definitely taking with me onto all the other courses I will be partaking in.

Thanks to the team at Cardiff scuba and I promise I will work on my tremendously bad kicking ability under the water. "

From Jordan Williams - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken September 2017

"I did this course as an introduction to Scuba diving. Since completing and passing it have dived in the UK and overseas and found out just how addictive our hobby/sport really is. Thanks to Julia for the theory and to Rob and Simon for the practical diving at the N.D.A.C site.

Since doing the Open water course I have, this weekend, completed the S.D.I. Advanced Adventure Diver course and with the help of Rob, Mike, and Jack have passed the course. Therefore I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Rob and all the staff and instructors at Cardiff Scuba. "

From Dave Jones - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken May 2017

"Have just completed my PADI Open Water with Cardiff Scuba. Thanks to Rob and Simon for two great weekends.

The team are really caring and very diligent. I felt safe in the water at all times. The teaching was excellent and enabled me to really enjoy the experience. Looking forward to doing more!"

From Reuben Wallace - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"Rob and Simon gave me a fantastic experience doing my PADI open water diver course.

It's something I've always wanted to do but have always been a bit apprehensive.

They both helped me through this and I can't wait to go back in the water.

They are both lovely guys and they would always give me a bit of fun and a good laugh. I would highly recommend this course!


From Henry Fisk - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"If you're thinking of doing your Drysuit course - look no further than Rob & the team at Cardiff Scuba!

The course itself is, surprisingly, one of the most enjoyable specialities I've done to date! Given where I am on my diving journey the dives allowed me to hone some of my buoyancy skills and learn to make the most out of the Dry suit.

If you've learnt in a Drysuit, or maybe have some dives under your belt in one, please do not think that you can skip this course! I learnt a lot... not just the stuff in the book but also some really practical tips, advice and input that will make my Drysuit diving even better!!

Rob was as always fantastic; his serious yet fun approach to teaching means that you feel that you have worked for the right to have that speciality. You leave feeling safe and confident that you can go forward, and with more practice, become a truly competent Drysuit diver.

Thanks Rob! :) "

From Richard Godfrey - PADI Drysuit Diver, course taken August 2017

"Having started my PADI journey with Cardiff Scuba last year it was about time that I did the Dry Suit Course!

As always Rob was on hand to help, support and encourage all the way through the course.

The course itself focused on my buoyancy skills and left me feeling more confident after the two dives! I learnt some great techniques and as always with the team at Cardiff Scuba I knew I was learning from the best.

If your thinking of doing your Dry suit course - don't look anywhere else. Thanks - Amy xx"

From Amy Godfrey - PADI Drysuit Diver, course taken August 2017

"This was my very first time diving with a Dry suit, and also diving in the UK.

Rob our instructor was both patient, attentive and very professional. The group size was kept small and we were provided excellent support and guidance throughout the course by both Rob our instructor and Fotus (sorry if I spelled this wrong) our DM.

The dry suit course was presented with the perfect mix of professionalism and fun and I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course.

I will definitely be returning for further PADI courses. "

From Martin Duffy - PADI Drysuit Diver, course taken August 2017