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New Partner Centre Agreement - 18th September 2019

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.

2018 Courses and Kit Servicing - 9th February 2018

As the new diving season approaches Cardiff Scuba have once again extended their range of courses available with an awesome group of Instructors and Divemasters and a very busy Dive Calendar.

From Recreational Beginner to Recreational Instructor - Technical Beginner to Technical Instructor and now also from Rebreather Beginner to Rebreather Instructor - we can offer a wide range of experience to suit all levels of diver.

Course packages are available for both Recreational & Technical which can save you £££££££'s - see for details.

Dates and times of courses can be flexible. Call us on 029 2061 5161 where we will be pleased to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, pop into the store for a more personal chat and meet the gang.

We also offer a wide range of kit servicing with on-site facilities including our very successful Dry Suit repair service.

Visit our Kit Servicing page at

Apeks/Aqualung Regulator Servicing - 29th January 2018

We now offer a 3 working day turnaround to service Apeks/Aqualng Regulators. If a new part is required then this will extend the turnaround time. No need to book your regs in - just pop them into the shop and we will take care of the rest.

If any work is required outside the 'normal service' or any parts need to be replaced, we will call you with  the additional and timeframe to get authorisation to proceed.

Regulators are serviced in-house. Call and ask for Mark on 029 2061 5161 to discuss your needs. 

Egypt Liveaboard March 16th 2018 - 29th January 2018

We have 2 spaces available on our March Liveaboard. Leaving 16th March flying out to Hurghada and jloing the Blue OTwo fleet we will venture for 1 week on the  Northern Wrecks and Reefs Itinerary. Call us on 029 2061 5161 if you would like to join us.

Best Wishes to Jack - 29th January 2018

Another one of our Divemaster is venturing into the world of Rebreather diving.

As he starts his course, we wish him all the best with both the theory and the practical skills componenents and look forward to seeing him underwater looking amaziang.

Good Luck Jack.

2018 Scuba Courses - 29th January 2018

We are now offering a wider range of courses across several training agencies.

A wide range of Recreational Courses from Beiginner to Instructor  with both PADI & SDI

A wide range of Technical Course with both TDI and PADI TecRec.

Mark is now our full-time Techncial Instructor and is developing an outstanding reputation for the quality of his teaching.

Call us on 029 2016 5161 or pop into the shop and we can discuss either a single course or a progressive package at really attractive rates. 

Dive Packages - Feb 2018 - 26th January 2018

A range of packages fron Beginner to the more experienced diver and designed to support divers knowledge and experience are now listed on the main website. Visit the Dive Packages tab above and give us a call on 029 2061 5161.

Red Sea Liveaboard - 27th June 2015 - 10th December 2014

As in previous yeas - we are off to the Red Sea on another Liveboard in June 2015.

Flying out on Saturday 27th June, we will join our friends on the SeaQueen Fleet Liveaboard - The South Moon.

Leaving port on the Sunday morning, we will then dive for 6days on the Northern Wrecks & Reefs Route. This gives a great selection of both Reef Dives and the well visited wrecks - includng the world famous Thislegorm.

The trip is usited to all levels of cartification. 

Places are limited - so if you want to join us  - please call Rob on 029 2061 5161 for more information.

Trip to Sharm el Sheikh - March 2015 - 10th December 2014

We are co-ordinating another 7 day trip to Sharm el Sheikh to enjoy the wonderful diving of the Red Sea - going out on Friday 20th March 2105.

The trip will be hotel based staying at the Oriental Rivoli hotel in Sharm. We will be diving with Red Sea Divers International (previously Easy Divers) using their own boat. 

These are really fun trips and are suited to all levels of divers. Non-divers are very welcome to join us. 

 Please contact Rob on 029 2061 5161 for details and to book a place.

Two Schools Amalgamate! - 29th March 2014

Two schools amalgamate to become South Wales' largest provider of Scuba training...

                    Cardiff Scuba  Logo                  The National Diving & Activity Centre

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). We are especially proud of this recent developemnt and value the recognition it gives to the professional and dedicated service we offer. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many customers who continue to support us and make these developments possible. We will look upon this as an opportunity to improve our service and the range of courses available even further.

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.... 

2014 Calender - 30th January 2014

The full calender for our 2014 recreational courses is now complete and is listed on our website.

Take time to have a look at the variety of courses and dates. If you don't see something that suits your needs or time available - come talk to us. We are very flexible with dates. Call Rob or Ian on 029 2061 5161.

Dry Suit Repairs - Febuary 2014 - 30th January 2014

I will be on holiday from 3rd February - 10th February.  

Any Dry Suit repairs during that week will still be accepted by Ian, but will not be dealt with until I return on 11th February.

Aplogies if this causes anyone any inconvenience.   Rob.

DRY SUIT REPAIRS - 23rd January 2014

For several years now we have offered a quick, efficient and high quality repair service for Dry Suits. In 2013 we carried out over 400 repairs to different Dry. The feedback we have from our customers shows a very high level of satisfaction with our service.

If you have a torn Latex neck or wrist seal, we can replace those for you very quickly and at very competitive rates.

If you prefer a Neoprene seal (Neck or wrist) then we will make those for you on a made-to-measure basis. We will ask you to re-visit us to try the seals for comfort and fit before we attach them to the suit. We want the replacements to be absolutely right for you.

Do you need new latex socks for your sailing suit - then we can also do this for you.

All of our work is carried out on site in our own workshop so you are assured of our personal attention at all times. As we do not send your suit off to another supplier, you don't have to pay additional carriage charges - thereby saving you £'s, £'s, £'s.

Unlike other suppliers our Pressure tests are free-of-charge if your suit proves to need a repair.

Our turnarounds times are normally 72hours, but if you need your suit urgently then we do offer an overnight service by arrangement. This however will incur an extra charge.

Our range of repairs include: Leak tests; Hole patch/repair; Wrist Seals Latex/Neoprene; Neck Seals Latex/Neoprene; Latex Socks; Boots; Braces and now also zip replacement on Membrane suits. (Unfortunately we do not have the specialist sewing equipment required to replace a zip in a Neoprene Suit. However, we can arrange to have this type of repair carried out for you). 

Call Rob or Ian to discuss your needs.

EFR UPDATE SPECIAL - 23rd January 2014

Do you need to renew/update your current EFR certification?

CARDIFF SCUBA are offering you the opportunity to renew your EFR skills by enrolling in one of our update session. Dates are listed on our 2014 calendar.

These sessions will focus on the practical apsect of Emergency First Response together with a brief update on current changes in practice and last for approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

Various dates are available and the cost is £55.00 per person inclusive of re-certification.

Call Rob or Ian on 2061 5161.

Cardiff Scuba Terms & Conditions - 1st November 2013

1              Fees

  • A £100.00 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 at the start of the course.

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

2              Cancellation by Customer

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

  • More than 6 weeks prior to the course commencement              

    • Loss of deposit only

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

    • 75% of the FULL course fee

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

    • 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.


CARDIFF SCUBA - 1st November 2013

Special Offer.... - 23rd June 2011

Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures

SPECIAL OFFER....!!  £300 per person (£50 OFF!!)
If two people or more book together, all gases included for free also.

Either of these courses can be earned in their own right. However, they actually serve to complement each other very well and by putting the two together, you are taking the first step along the road to technical diving.

During the three day course, you will be introduced to the basic principles of dives requiring staged decompression.

The course serves different purposes for different people. For some, it can be to learn how to safely extend their current diving in the 30-40 metre range. But, for others, it can mark the start of a progression towards extended range trimix diving or the use of rebreathers. Wherever you see yourself heading, Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures is your starting point.

The course will largely focus on equipment considerations, dive planning and diving techniques.

Full Information can be found on the website (listed as two separate courses)

RESCUE Diver & EFR SPECIAL - 28th October 2008

We are offering a VERY SPECIAL deal on these two courses. 

A two-for-one price to show our appreciation for the loyalty of our customers. Does it stop there, well NO it doesn't. The offer gets even better.

If two people BOOK & PAY at the time of booking (non-refundable) for the RESCUE COURSE, then you will be charged for only one person. That is a MASSIVE saving of 50% or in money terms an unbelievable saving of £162.50 PER PERSON.

IN ADDITION, as the Emergency First Response Course is a pre-requirement for the Rescue course we are also offering the EFR course at only £45 per person - a FURTHER saving of 52% or £50 PER PERSON.

This is an offer that you cannot miss. Both courses for only £207.50. You cannot afford not to take advantage of this offer!!

Dates are as follows:

Rescue Theory: Wednesday 12th & 19th November     6pm - 9.30pm 

Rescue Pool:    Thursday 20th November               7pm - 9.30pm            

Rescue Open Water:  Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November

EFR: Friday 14th & Friday 21st November    6pm - 9.30pm

Places are limited - so don't delay. BOOK your places now.

Assistant Instructor Course - 9th September 2008

We are pleased to announce our next Assistant Instructor Course / OWSI programme in conjunction with West Wales Divers as follows:

Assistant Instructor course

Course tutors:     Rob & Ian of Cardiff Scuba - both IDC Staff Instructors

Course dates:     30th October - 2nd November (4days)

Location:            Cardiff Scuba Dive Centre

Costs:                £395 including VAT

There are addditional materials required for this programme as per PADI Standards:

IDC Crew Pack (Paper version) £POA. If you prefer the Digital version the cost is the same but plus VAT.

Recreational Dive Planner - Multi Level (Replaces the Wheel).

Registration Fee with PADI on successful completion of the AI course is £41.13 plus VAT


Course tutor:      Karen Flannery - PADI Course Director

Course dates:     5th - 9th November (5 days)

Location:            West Wales Dive Centre, Haverfordwest

Costs:                £595.00 Resdiential cost is based on course fee plus half board (Bed, Breakfst and Lunch) for 5 nights.

Application/Registration Fee with PADI on successful completion of the IDC is £94 incl VAT.

For those who wish to continue to full OWSI then PADI have an Instructor Examination scheduled for 14th November. The IE fee is £381.88 incl VAT.

Congratulations - 4th September 2008

31st August 2008. We have 5 newly certified Junior Open Water Divers: Chloe Seabourne, Natasha Hood, Sean Duggan, Connor Rees and Sam Butcher. All 5 students were superb throughout the course and we send our warmest congratulations to them all.

Welcome to the world of SCUBA.

Northern Diver Drysuit Offer... - 9th August 2008

CNX 25 Compressed Neoprene Drysuits...
We have recently taken delivery of a selection of top-of-the-range Northern Diver Drysuits which we are putting on special at £150 off RRP....!!! 
These CNX25 Suits would normally retail at £799 but will be put on special offer while our limited stocks last. 
As if that wasn't good enough, we will also offer the PADI Drysuit Diver Speciality to anyone who purchases a suit for ONLY £25 !! (A saving of £95) !!!
Some of the suits have already been sold and the offer will end when they have all gone...!

Aqualung Titan Recall - 9th August 2008

Titan Din Screws Recall - IMPORTANT
Aqualung have issued a recall notice that will affect some owners of Titan Regulators with a DIN connection.
It is importent that all owners of these regulators check to see if their equipment is affected. All first stages whose serial no is LOWER than 6062501 are requested to return their regulator to us at the shop for a FREE upgrade.
If you are unsure if your regulator is affected, please give us a call and we can assist you.  


Places are now available for the Junior Open Water Course.

Dates are: Monday 18th August - Theory

                Tuesday 19th August - Pool work

                Monday 25th August - Theory

                Tuesday 26th August - Pool work

                Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st August Open Water Dives

Cost is £299 plus £25 Certification plus Admission costs to the NDC (If used). Weather and tides permiting we may use St Brides Bay in West Wales.

Call Rob on 2061 5161 to reserve a place. Note: Places will be limited to 6 students on this course in the interests of safety.


PACKAGE DEALS - SAVE ££££££'S - 20th May 2008

Cardiff Scuba invite you to celebrate the continuing success of our Dive School with some really HOT deals

We keep costs down and save you money at the same time!!

These packages are available for all appropriate courses booked between  1st June to 30th September 2008


Package 1 Open Water Diver & Advanced Open Water Diver

Book and pay for both courses at the same time and get the Advanced Open Water for ½ price.

Price you pay £400 Saving £100

Package 2 Rescue Diver Course & Emergency First Response (EFR) plus Dry Suit Specialty

Book and pay for all courses at the same time and get the EFR & the Dry Suit Specialty for ½ price each.

Price you pay £435 Saving £110

Package 3 Wreck Course Specialty plus Dry Suit Specialty and Enriched Air (Nitrox)

Book and pay for both courses at the same time and get Dry Suit & Enriched Air Diver for ½ price each.

Price you pay £310 Saving £100

Package 4 Advanced Open Water plus Peak Performance Buoyancy & Dry Suit Diver specialties

Book and pay for these courses at the same time and get PPB and Dry Suit for ½ price each.

Price you pay £310 Saving £110

Package 5 Deep Diver Specialty plus Dry Suit Specialty and Enriched Air (Nitrox)

Book and pay for both courses at the same time and get Dry Suit and EAN for ½ price each.

Price you pay £250 Saving £100

Package 6 Purchase your Dry Suit from Cardiff Scuba and get your Dry Suit specialty for just £25.00 (Certification Fee)    

Saving £95 on your course

Package 7 Purchase your BCD from Cardiff Scuba and get your Dry Suit Diver & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty for ½ price each

Saving £110

Package 8 Purchase your FULL dive kit from Cardiff Scuba: Exposure Suit – Semi-Dry or Dry Suit, BCD, Regulators, Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Weight Belt

THEN get a Speciality of your choice for just the cost of the Theory pack and Final Certification (approx £50 – dependant on your chosen course).

NOTE 1: For the Wreck Diver and Deep Diver Specialties you will be required to have your own Primary underwater torch with a secondary back up as well as a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy. These can be purchased from Cardiff Scuba when you book your course. You will have a 15% discount on list prices.

Note 2: There is a wide selection of dates available for all courses. Customers can book into the dates of their choice. See our calender for details.

Breathe Free !!! - 7th March 2008


We are very pleased to announe the return of the promotion on Aqualung regulators that we ran last year....

For a limited time only you can purchase any one of a selected line of Aqualung Regulators (the Legend and Titan LX included - our two most popular regs) and recieve a compatible octopus COMPLETELY FREE !!

This offer is valid for a limited time so get in touch soon if you are keen to save yourself money !!!

Red sea Trip October 2008 - 22nd February 2008

In line with our comittment to offer a wide range of services, we are organising yet another trip to Sharm El Shiekh - this time in conjunction with Cardiff Phoenix Divers. Our most recent trip saw 50 people all having a fantastic time.


Destination: Sharm El Shiekh

Dates: 2nd to 9th October 2008

Cost: £572 per person (diving) plus cost of coach to Gatwick. The price may vary depending on the availabilty of seats on the plane. The longer you leave it the dearer it becomes.

Flight: Ex Gatwick on Thursday 2nd October @ 13.35 Returning 9th October 20.45 (into Gatwick 00.50 on Friday 10th October)

Accommodation: Staying at the Viking Club.

The trip will suit all levels of divers and will be the Northern Reefs and Wreck route.

Call Rob or Ian on 2061 5161 to reserve a space.

As flights have to be paid when booked we will require an intial payment of £272.00. Should you need to cancel this money will only be refunded if your place is sold on - less £75.00 - this is a charge levied bythe airline operator - NOT Cardiff Scuba.


Red Sea Trip January 2008 - 3rd February 2008

Another successful trip was enjoyed by all 50 divers on the latest Cardiff Scuba dive trip to the Red Sea.

Supported by Rob, Majid and Matthew, 12 colleagues successfully completed their Adavanced Open Water certification. Brynada did a fantastic Peak Performance Specialty, with Marilyn adding Night Diver Speciality to her growing list of ceertificatioins.

Of special note and achievment was Samantha Spragg and William Jones who completd their Junior Advanced Open Water certification. They continue to excel in their diving skills, impressing all those who shared the boat with them.

Congratulations to everyone. EFR and RESCUE diver next!!!!!

The trip was the first visit to Egypt by some the group. No doubt it wont be their last.

The next trip will be at the end of October. Bookings open soon.

MASTER SEAL Success - 21st December 2007

The 20th December saw the completion of another very successful MASTER SEAL course.

Congratulations to Jonathan Kidby, Thomas Nevens, Ellie Jones, Elliott Gregory, Kye LeFeuvre, Keiran Headon, Fraser Gregory and Owain Atkins.

All of the students were presented with their Master Seal Certification cards, Wall certificate and badge.

A BIG thank-you to all of the support divers who helped make the course a roaring success. 

New Weekend Open Water Course Programme for 2008 - 9th December 2007

At Cardiff Scuba we are always keen to provide courses and other services at dates and times to suit our clients.

In 2006 we introduced our Open Water Course over 4 evenings and 1 weekend, thereby completing the course in 2 weeks. This proved to be highly successful - affording us the award of the highest PADI Open Water certifying school in Wales - and so this programme will continue through 2008.

However, we recognise that not everyone can commit to 2 training evenings each week for two weeks, especially in today's hectic work schedules.

For 2008 we are therefore offering the PADI Open Water qualification over two weekends.

This [slightly intensive] course would also suit those who take up the new 'e' learning opportunity offered by PADI where, the theory component is completed on-line in students own time and at their own pace. This is then followed by the Confined Water skills [pool sessions] and Open Water certifying dives weekend. Note: Students using this facility must have registered with Cardiff Scuba as their training base.

The course schedule is: Saturday morning in the classroom [9am - 12Noon] followed by the Saturday afternoon in the pool [1pm - 4pm]. Then the Sunday morning again in the classroom [9am - 12 Noon] followed by the afternoon  in the pool. [1pm - 4pm]. The Open Water weekend will then be held at The National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow [8am - 2pm] both days.

Call Rob or Ian on 029 2061 5161 for further details and to book your place if this type of schedule suits your availabilty.

Gain your PADI Open Water certification and open up a whole new world of thrills and experiences.

Cardiff Scuba - Excellence through Quality & Opportunity



New Divemasters - 9th December 2007

We all give our warmest congratulations to Gary Fussey and Andy Bennett on the successfull completion of their Divemaster course.

The guys have worked hard and have gained the trust and respect of their colleagues and students.

Rob and Ian look forward to working with them in their new roles and to facilitating their further develpment in Scuba Diving -  [A.I. and then Instructor guys]!!!

Master SEAL Team Dates - 12th September 2007

We have managed to arrange the following dates for our forthcoming MASTER SEAL TEAM Course. All sessions will be held at Fitzalan High School and will begin at 7 O'clock. The dates for the TEN Aquamissions are as follows :

1) Thursday 20th September

2) Thursday 27th September

3) Thursday 4th October

4) Thursday 11th October

5) Thursday 18th October

6) Thursday 22nd November

7) Thursday 6th December

8) Monday 10th December

9) Thursday 13th December

10) Thursday 20th December

The cost for the sessions is £40 for the first week, and £20 for the remaining nine sessions. Places are limited and we have already recieved a number of deposits so let us know soon to avoid disappointment. 

Emergency First Response Update Sessions - 19th August 2007

During October, November & December we will be offering an update session for those who need to re-new their EFR certification. Dates will be posted on our website calendar. Local costs can be as a high as £50 - £60 for this update session but we will offer the update for only £45 per person - including re-registration. 

Another cost cutting offer by CARDIFF SCUBA to support diver development.

The course will be facilitated by Rob who is an MSDT and is one of the highest certifying Scuba Instructors in the UK. He has 30years of teaching CPR skills to a wide range of Medical staff, Nursing staff and the general public. His knowlwdge & skills are widely recognised for this course. Customers express a very high level of satisfaction on completion.

Watch for dates on our Calendar and call Rob or Ian on 2061 5161 to book your place.

RED SEA 2008 - 13th August 2007

The planning for our SCUBA trip in January 2008 is now complete. We will be heading out to Sharm El Sheikh on January 19th.

We have two boats booked for diving and the Hotel accommodation will be at the new Viking Club on the outskirts of Sharm. The resort is a 10-minute drive from Sharm International Airport.

This brand new hotel has been built in a traditional village style by the owners of the popular Viking Nile cruises and offers a good standard accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere. Located in Naama Bay and just 5 minutes walk from the beach-front and centre of the resort with its many shops, bars, restaurants and clubs.

60 tastefully decorated rooms all with either a garden or pool view and a private balcony or terrace. All the air-conditioned rooms feature en-suite facilities, satellite TV, mini-bar, hairdryer and in-room safe.

This trip has proven to be very popular and so we have increased the number of spaces available. To date 37 places are taken which leaves 13 available. A deposit of £250 is required to secure your place. Non-diving partners are welcome.

Call Rob or Ian to book a place on 2061 5161.

SEAL Team Completes - 10th August 2007

This week saw the successful completion of yet another PADI SEAL team course. The group consisted of Thomas, Ellie, Fraser, Owain, Elliot and Jonathan.

All of the group showed great skills development and confidence in the water.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the group and we look forward to taking you through the MASTER SEAL TEAM course very shortly.

We also thank the groups parents for allowing us the privilege of teaching this group of youngsters.

 See you all soon for the MASTER SEAL course.


BOAT SPACES - 10th August 2007

We have access to several psaces on boat trips over the next couple of months.

Plymouth 25th / 26th / 27th August (Bank Holiday weekend). Hard Boat with tail lift. Three day trip - £40 per day. Suit all levels. 4 spaces

West Wales 8th & 9th September. Two day weekend trip. Hard boat with tail lift. £40 per day. Suit all levels. 3 spaces.

Weymouth 29th & 30th September. Two day weekend trip. Hard boat with tail lift. £40 per day. 4 spaces.

For further information and to reserve your space(s) - call Rob on 07917 226034.

Finding time to learn SCUBA a problem???? - 18th July 2007

If you have a busy schedule or difficult shift patterns and find it diificult to find the time to fit into one of our many set school schedules - then don't despair.

We regularly organise sessions for those who need a greater degree of flexibility in undertaking a SCUBA course. Recently this has included many members of the general public as well as Medical staff, Paramedics and Firemen.

We run theory session during the day as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

We have pool sessions available on a Saturday or Sunday.

We can take you through your Open Water certifying dives on a weekday.

We will work with you to ensure you have a positive experience throughout your course and we commit to working with you to ensure you are successful in your desire to join the SCUBA family.

For an extra charge we can also organise your course on a one-to-one basis and will customize courses for individual groups.

We recently carried out the theory classes for a group at their workplace and another school group at their school.

Contact us to discuss your requirements - we will do our best to accommodate your particular needs.


We have agreed dates for the next PADI SEAL TEAM course as follows:

JULY 12th, 19th, 26th and AUGUST 2nd & 9th

All 5 sessions will be held on a Thursday evening at Fitzalan High School Pool, Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff.

Session times are as follows:

Arrive at the pool 7.15pm

In the water 7.30pm - Out of the water 8.30pm

Complete logs books and finish by 8.45pm

Cost: Initial lesson to inlcude all SCUBA kit, air, pool entry, insurance, Log book, Video, Workbook @ £50.00 payable on booking.

The following four sessions will be £25 per session, payable on the night.

CAll Rob on 029 2061 5161

Cardiff Scuba named NUMBER ONE - 22nd May 2007

Cardiff Scuba has been named by PADI as THE NUMBER ONE teaching school in Wales with more certifications than any other PADI dive school this year. In addition - at this time - we are also in 6th position in the UK!!!

This recognition highlights our committment and flexibility to provoding a quality service. We aim to keep our number 1 position in Wales and to improve our National rating.

Both Ian & Rob thank all of our colleagues who have supported us and helped the business grow. 

Thanks also to all of our customers who make it all so worthwhile.

Two more new Instructors!! - 14th May 2007

We have another two new instructors.

Liam and David passed their Open Water Instructors Examinations this past weekend and are now fully fledged OWSI's. CONGRATULATIONS guys.

The 'boys' have worked hard and supported Cardiff Scuba regularly over the last 14 months. Ian and Rob look forward to supporting them in their continued development.

We all give them our best wishes and the very best of luck for all their future instructing. Does Australia know what is coming their way in 2009?!?!?! 


Our new instructor - 24th April 2007

Many of you know Majid and we are sure you will join us in congratulating him on successfully completing his Open Water Scuba Instructor exams. Majid has worked consistenly over the past year to build his knowledge and experience. He has supported Rob & Ian with many courses and helped numerous students enjoy their training experience.

Majid now joins us as an instructor and will no doubt continue to to enhance the scuba scuba experience of those students who join us at Cardiff Scuba.


Wreck Speciality - 12th April 2007

The dates for our next Wreck Speciality Course have been confimed. Have a look here for the details.

 The open water dives will be boat dives from Plymouth. Weather and tides permitting, we plan to do two dives on both the Scylla and the James Eagan Layne (arguably one of the most popular wreck dives in the UK!) over the weekend. More info on these wrecks here.

Places are strictly limited (due to space on the boat) to 8 people. There are some available at present. Get in touch asap to reserve your place.

Photo Gallery - 11th April 2007

Just to let you know that our new photo gallery is online. It can be found by visiting the dive travel menu and clicking on 'Photo Gallery', or by going directly to

In the gallery we will show photos from previous Cardiff Scuba trips and dive holidays.

Convenient Web Addresses - 9th April 2007

To make getting to the part of the site that you're after much easier we have added a whole bunch of sub-domains to the site. Quick and easy to use, please make use of the following web addresses for this site:

We also have the following two domain names that you may find easier to remember...


Finance Options - 7th April 2007

We are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with finance specialists Able2Buy, and are now able to offer a range of finance options to help spread the cost of any purchases you may wish to make. Have a look at the Finance Page for some further information.

New SEAL Team Dates - 28th March 2007

The next SEAL TEAM course is now available for bookings. The course will run on 5 consecutive Friday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00pm The dates are April 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. The sessions will be held at Howells Pool and Fitzalan School.

Participants can be aged 8 to 14. See the course dates for more details.

Junior Open Water Course - 15th February 2007

The first Junior Open Water Course will be held in April.

The course will be open to 12 - 14 year olds. The only adults who can join this course will be a parent / guardian who would like to undertake the course at the same time. Note: The adults will gain the adult Open Water certification on successful completion of the course.

Dates are as follows:

Theory Sessions:      Friday 6th April from 6pm - 9.30pm

                             Friday 13th April from 6pm - 9.30pm

Pool sessions:        Thursday 12th April from 7pm - 9.30pm

                             Friday 20th April from 7pm - 9.30pm

Open Water:           Saturday 5th May & Sunday 6th May

                            8am - 2pm @ The National Dive & Activity Centre, Chepstow.

Places will be limited to 12 - so please book early. £50 deposit will guarantee your places.

Call Ian or Rob on 2061 5161.

More Congratulations - 13th February 2007

Majid, Liam, David and Dai have successfully completed their Assistant Instructor course and will shortly go on to their Instructor Examination. Well done guys and our very best wishes for the I.E. We are very proud of you all.

Seal / Master Team Club - 11th February 2007

See the updated information on the main website under Lastest news. You will find a link to the infomationm on sessions dates.

CONGRATULATIONS - 31st January 2007

Ian & Rob give their warmest congratulations to the following:

Tracey for passing her Open Water Diver

Marilyn, Seaune, Rod, Nigel  & Ryan for gaining their Advanced Open Water

Jon, Dave G, Liam, David S & Nigel for completing their Deep Dive Specialty

Majid for Night Dive specialty

In addition, we all congratulate Scott, Liam and David as newly certified DIVEMASTERS. Well done guys, you worked hard.

IDC COURSE - January 2007 - 5th January 2007

Our first A.I. / I.D.C. course has now completed. The course was facilitated by Lee Smallwood, a very experienced PADI Course Director. All 4 candidates completed successfully after 7 long days of hard work and gained their PADI Assistant Instructor rating.

The guys will now prepare to take the final Instructor Examinations in March.

Our thanks to Lee and his colleague Andy, for giving us a marvellous course full of challenges and opportunities. Everyone enjoyed it and learned loads.

If you are interested in progressing your diving career by undertaking your IDC, and if you have the appropriate level of experience, then please contact Ian or Rob on 029 2061 5161 for more details and costs. You will receive a warm welcome.

Cardiff Scuba SEAL/MASTER SEAL Club - 24th December 2006

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Cardiff Scuba SEAL / MASTER SEAL Club.

The club will offer a once-a-month pool session for qualified SEALS and MASTER SEALS. The sessions will be held in Howells School Pool from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.

Dates will be posted on the website page. Contact Rob for further details on 029 2061 5161.

Click here to view Club page:

Course Prices 2007 - 12th December 2006


Following the phenominal success of our Dive School during 2006, and the recongition of the quality and flexibility of our programmes we are proud to announce that we will be keeping our prices at the same level as 2006.

No increase in price means more opportunity for you to 'dive' straight into you Diving career.

Take advantage of our prices. Discounts will be available for group bookings. Visit our Dive Calendar and choose a course on dates that suit you. Remember, our modular planning means that you can spread your individual course over several course dates. Our unique programmed 'catch-up' sessions mean that you need have no worries about being successful.

Why not get a group together at work or a group of friends and save extra ££££££'s when you all book and pay at the same time. We can guarantee that you will love the experience that awaits you.

Call us on 029 2061 5161 and ask for Ian or Rob. We look forward to hearing from you.