What We Offer

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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....


Terms and Conditions below 




Cardiff Scuba prides itself in the quality of the training it provides, in the classroom, in the swimming pool and on Open Water dives. 

Our main focus is on providing a safe environment where students can learn and develop, secure in the knowledge that they are being supported by knowledgeable and experienced Instructors committed to providing a high quality service.

We are recognised locally and nationally for both the quality and frequency of our many courses. Our programme is planned for a full year so that individuals can look ahead and undertake courses on dates that suit their lifestyle. (See our course calendar for courses offered and places available).


To ensure continuity of quality, each course has a lead Instructor who oversees the course from start to finish. The instructor is supported by Divemasters and other experienced staff.

We are a busy school and as such we have 8 Instructors and 2 Course Directors available to us ensuring the highest standards of quality are maintained on all of our courses.

We also enjoy excellent working relationships with Statutory Agencies together with the support of the local HSE executive who have provided us with sound guidance and advice on all aspects of Health & Safety.

We follow PADI, SDI, TDI and EFR standards requirements for all of our courses. This ensures that our students have access to SCUBA diving with certifications that are recognised worldwide.

We also work in collaboration with several other local dive schools and where required deliver servies on a joint basis so that we share the vast range of experience available across the full range of courses offered.


CARDIFF SCUBA - Updated 1st January 2018


1. Fees


·       A £200.00 non-transferable and non-refundable deposit will be required [per person] per course to reserve a place on any course offered by Cardiff Scuba. The outstanding balance of any course will be payable 7 days before the start of the course.  Any courses under £200.00 will require payment in full upon booking.


Once the course has started, the course fee is non-refundable


2. Cancellation by Customer


·       Any cancellations must be submitted to Cardiff Scuba in writing and in such cases the following charges will apply:


·       More than 6 weeks prior to the course commencement


o   Loss of deposit only


·       Between 6 weeks to 4 weeks prior to the course commencement


o   75% of the FULL course fee


·       Less than 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course


o   FULL course fee is payable


·       Cancellation related to illness or injury may be considered for either a refund (Less the deposit) or the offer of a place on a future course. This is at Cardiff Scuba’s discretion. Any such request must be in writing, accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the individual’s inability to undertake Scuba Diving training at that time.


3. Cancellation by Cardiff Scuba


·       Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that courses run as advertised, we reserve the right to vary course date[s] or cancel any course. If this should become necessary due to dangerous and/or unsuitable diving conditions, alternative arrangements will be offered and no refund is available.


·       In the most unlikely event of cancellation by Cardiff Scuba, monies will be refunded in full or alternative course dates offered. Should it be necessary to cancel course as a result of client cancellation thereby the course failing to reach a workable minimum, Cardiff Scuba will endeavour to advise customers as soon as possible before the commencement date of the course.


4. Safety


·       All customers must comply with Safety Regulations and instruction whilst with Cardiff Scuba. Should an instructor find that a course member[s] is/are being disruptive or jeopardizing the safety of others, then that person will be asked to leave the course.


·       Due to the nature of Scuba Diving, we strongly recommend that our customers have an insurance which provides cover for diving related incidents / cancellation, etc.


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