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....

"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

"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

"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

"The course was very well set out and organised by Cardiff scuba. Rob was an excellent instructor making sure we were safe at all times and he helped us understand key skills to diving, as well as making it a fun and enjoyable experience at the same time."

From Jeremy Grout - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"Such an amazing experience, especially the quarry dives to finalise training, even if it was rather cold! Training was made fun by Rob and the team. Thank you to everyone for making it such an enjoyable experience."

From Katie Jones - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken December 2018

"The best staff, they were really helpful, gave a lot of encouragement and made me feel safe! I learnt a lot whilst having fun. Would definitely come back to do other courses. "

From Margareth Necesito - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken December 2018

"I have met a really kind and helpful team of divers, had a lot of fun and gained a lifetime experience. This was not the last course I did with them, that is for sure. :)
Thank you for everything! "

From Zsofia Toth - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2018

"It is so great to see people as passionate and experienced as Rob and his team. It made this course so enjoyable.
I am grateful for the help I've received with any problems I had during the dive, it certainly made me feel safer and more relaxed.
I would recommend this course to everyone considering it as it makes your first diving experience comfortable with lots of fun :)

From Marta Kot - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"Great Course. Great Team.
Sign up, be scared and have fun. I did. "

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

"I can’t thank the Cardiff Scuba team enough for investing all of their time, expertise and patience in us students throughout the course.

As a total novice, singing up to my first Scuba course was a big commitment (financially, time, effort etc...) but by the end of it I promise it will feel like an absolute bargain if you let Cardiff Scuba guide you through it.

I can’t praise the professionalism or enthusiasm of the entire team enough. Just beware of the chocolate monster! "

From Rhys Edwards - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"I like to thank Rob and the team at Cardiff Scuba for the training I received on the PADI 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 Dave Mc Guire - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"I had an amazing time learning all the skills for an Openwater diver with the help of some very good looking instructors (especially Rob).

They make it very fun and enjoyable along the way as long, as you are willing to put in the work and time. It is totally worth it in the end though. "

From Tom Wakeling - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2018

"I would like to say a massive thank you to the entire team at Cardiff Scuba for helping me to complete my PADI Openwater qualification. They've all gone above and beyond to accommodate me and my ears (I have suffered from ear problems all my life which make it difficult to equalise). They happily let me reschedule my dives many times due to my ears and even provided refresher pool sessions.

Their extensive knowledge on equipment means I now have the perfect mask which allows me to dive and equalise with ease. Thanks to their dedication I can actually become a marine biologist!!

THANK YOU!! :) "

From Jasmine Toole - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2018

"Just wanted to thank Rob, Mark, Simon, Julia and the rest of the team for an awesome week of training. The instruction was of very high quality and every step was delivered in a way to make the students relaxed in completing there skills. I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn to dive to do their training through Cardiff Scuba"

From Trev - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2018

"I had a fantastic time, as im sure we all did.
I found the instruction, the set up and the facilities second to none. The build up of trust with the equipment and instructors is also second to none.
Thoroughly love the diving and once again thanks for an amazing time. Kev "

From Kevan Blackburn - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2018

"Fantastic course, great instruction at own pace. Nothing too much trouble and great encouragement without unnecessary pressure. Thank you very much!"

From Ellie Day - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2018

"Really enjoyed the diver course learnt so much and feel very confident with the skills I have learnt, thanks to my instructor Rob.
I liked diving in the quarry and looking at the tanks !
Can’t wait to dive again with my sister "

From Dylan Meek - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"I have loved the PADI openwater divers course it was amazing.
Thank you to my instructor Rob, really helpful and made sure I knew all the skills needed to be a safe diver.
Can’t wait to dive again !!!!:)"

From Elin Meek - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"Had a brilliant time completing my open water. Rob, Simon, Mark, Andrew, Gareth & Julia were great instructors. Having an array of expertise really helps you find your way and just gives you more and more hints of how to be a better diver.

Thanks for all your help, excited to get out there diving again 😊"

From Lucy James - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"Had a great time completing my PADI Openwater Diver course with Cardiff Scuba. The Course was well structured and enjoyable.

Its amazing all the things you learn over the two weeks of doing the course. Looking forward to continuing to grow and develop my new skill.

Massive thanks to Rob, Simon & all the team at Cardiff Scuba :)"

From Jonathan Sharrem - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"I would like to say a massive thank you to Rob and all of team for getting myself and friends through PADI Openwater Course.

Initially I looked into completing the Open water abroad - however from previous reviews - decided to do it through Cardiff Scuba within the UK..

From the experience we had I highly recommend Cardiff Scuba.... not only will you have a fantastic time completing the dives you’ll have a fantastic time with team... they are extremely passionate and professional with what they do...

Myself and friends are going to continue diving with Cardiff scuba and looking forward to spending some hours under the water.... Thank you very much and see you soon... Chris "

From Christian Jones - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken March 2018

"Rob and Co are the most professional and friendliest team on the planet.

They're like the A*-Team. They have years of experience and I've never felt safer learning something new.

Really really grateful for helping me get my Openwater Diver certification, and I hope to dive with you more in future.

Also, thank you to Julia for helping me out of a tricky free-flow situation."

From Tom Gatley - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken March 2018

"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