Welcome to Cardiff Scuba

 Cardiff Scuba – Apeks/Aqualung Kit Servicing

As of January 2018 we are a fully accredited Apeks/Aqualung Technical Diving and Service Centre. As such we now offer a full Apeks/Aqualung Regulator servicing programme.

Additionally, we can source any general dive kit supplied by Apeks/Aqualung as well as a wide range of kit specifically used for Technical Diving.

Our planned turnaround time for regulator servicing is 3-5 working days. However, there may be occasions where, due to a heavy workload, Bank Holidays, Annual Leave, etc., this could be longer (we will advise you at the time of receiving your equipment).

The Manufacturers advice is that Apeks/Aqualung Regulators should be fully serviced on a 2 yearly basis – or – when they have been exposed to 300 dives – whichever is the earliest. However, depending on the care taken with regulators following use, it maybe that they will require a full service earlier than the time specified. On that basis it is advised that you should have them ‘Health-checked’ after 12 months – or if you feel there is an issue.

 As part of the Full Regulator Service we will:

  • Do a full pre-strip Diagnostic inspection and advise you of any unexpected fault/s that we find (Wear & Tear, Leaks, etc)
  • Ultrasonic clean all relevant components, service and then re-assemble the set
  • Strip and clean any gauge console/s, checking swivel pins and hoses. If during our initial inspection of your equipment we find a fault - we will contact you in advance and advise of any parts that need to be replaced. Items such as hoses, swivel pins and mouthpieces will incur an additional charge and so we need your authorisation to proceed and so avoid any unexpected charges.
  • All equipment is then fully reassembled and tested to the manufacturer’s specification before being “tank tested” to check for any leaks.

 Annual Health Check

As a service to our customers we offer an annual health check on your regulators. (The 12 month initial FREE health check will apply to customers who have purchased a new set of Apeks/Aqualung regulators from Cardiff Scuba since 1st January 2018).

This means that we will:

  •  Inspect the set for general condition
  • Leak test the set
  • Inter-stage pressure test and reset where indicated
  • Cracking pressure test
  • Identify and notify you of any items that need to be replaced with your authorisation

Automated Service reminders will be sent to you via email so you will never miss a Health check or Full Service.

For any other information or any questions you may have, do not hesitate to contact us on 029 2061 5161





MARCH 2018

We have only 3 places left on our Liveaboard to Egypt in March 2018.

We will be following the Northern Wrecks and Reefs route with Blue o Two 

Contact us if interested on 029 2061 5161  



Technical Diving

During the past few years there has been an explosion in interest in the field of technical diving. Have you ever wondered why people jump into the water with so much complicated looking dive kit? Why they do it? Where are they going? How do they manage it?

 Well wonder no longer!!!

We now have our full Technical calendar for 2018 available so visit our Cardiff Scuba Technical information page on the link page above or call 029 2061 5161 and prepare to take the next step in your continued Scuba experience. 

We are pleased to offer TDI courses from Intro to Tech which is invaluable for those just starting in Technical Diving to Advanced Trimix as well as the PADI TecRec from Tec40 to Tec Trimix.

Package deals will be available.

Call 029 2061 5161 and speak to Mark our Technical Instructor



Egypt Liveaboard

16th March 2018

We have a Liveaboard out of Hurghada following the Northern Wrecks and Reefs itinerary - departing 16th March 2018 for 7 days on Blue 0Two's MV Horizon. (the boat is due for a refurb over the winter and will be re-named Red Sea Master for 2018)

Cost is £1099 and includes, flights, Egypt transfers, accommodation, all food, soft drinks and dives - up to 4 a day. 

 Not included is transport to and from Gatwick (we can arrange).

If interested, please contact us on 029 2061 5161 with a deposit of £350.00.   


MV Horizon 




 Shetland Liveaboard August 2018

Following our very successful trip to Scapa Flow in April on the MV Valkyrie owned and operated by Hazel and Helen with their crew of Orkney & Shetland Dive Charters, we have booked with them again for the week of the 11th August 2018.

In addition, for the same week we have also booked Orkney & Shetlands new liveaboard, the  MV Valhalla.

The exciting news is that both these liveaboards will take us to dives in the Shetland Isles (not Scapa Flow) and will give us space for 24 divers!!!!!

The Shetlands are an amazing place to dive, with wrecks for all levels of experience. The initial plan is to have one boat for experienced divers  to take deeper dives and the other boat will house the less experienced divers and offer dives of suitable depths.

For this trip ALL divers must be at least Advanced Openwater (or equivalent), with Deep, Wreck and Dry Suit certification. Enriched Air certification would also be advantageous. We need divers to have a minimum of 50 verifiable dives in UK waters. You must also be proficient in the deployment of an SMB.

Experienced technical divers on OC or CCR are very welcome.

 We already have a number of interested divers and we are taking names immediately to assess the response to the trip.

Prices have not yet been confirmed but the general plan will be to drive to Aberdeen, take the overnight Ferry to Lerwick, be met at the Ferry by the Dive Charter and have an week of amazing diving. 

Travel to Aberdeen can be organised as a group or individuals can make their own arrangements.

When we have more confirmed prices, we will let everyone know. 

Please don't miss this opportunity, let us know you are interested and we can add you to our list and keep you informed so that you can make a final decision to commit to a place. 

For any further initial information, call Rob or Simon on 029 2061 5161



WELCOME to the website of Cardiff Scuba, South Wales' leading 5* Dive Centre offering training with both Scuba Divers International (SDI) and PADI

Please take some time to browse around our website where you will find details of all the services we offer - Recreational and Technical courses, Equipement Sales, Servicing and Hire, and Dive Trips both in the UK and abroad. We aim to have something to offer everyone. If you need more details, please feel free to get in touch on 029 2061 5161 and ask for Rob or Simon 

Look Forward to seeing you! 

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 PADI Open Water Course   

Continuing education  

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 Dive trips and travel    

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).

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....