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....

"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 Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education Drysuit Diver, course taken August 2017

"Had an amazing day down at Chepstow doing our Drysuit course. Rob was a fantastic instructor. His expertise was a close second to his professionalism and his patience!

A great instructor, a fantastic course and at a perfect location (ok, so it's not the Maldives!) We'll definitely be back to Cardiff scuba, highly recommended :-)"

From Emma Duffy - PADI Continuing Education Drysuit Diver, course taken August 2017

"What a brilliant course thanks to the delivery by the fantastic team at Cardiff Scuba! I am not usually given to overly enthusiastic praise but I would happily recommend these guys with absolutely no hesitation at all.

I felt quite nervous in the pool but despite their obvious expertise and experience, Rob, Simon and Elouise haven't forgotten what it is like for beginners and put us at ease from the first moment. The support and help continued from every single one of the other instructors and helpers we met along the way. I was never made to feel silly, always had questions answered fully and was made to feel part of the team from the beginning.

The clear thread running throughout this very relaxed but professionally delivered course is the student's safety. Safety is drilled in with seriousness and consistency. Far from making it a chore, however, the fact that you are working in such a safe framework creates space for a huge amount of fun.

I felt respected and welcomed from the first moment. The guys are fun, professional and clearly passionate about diving. The only downside (for them) is that they won't be able to get rid of me. I'll be keeping in touch and signing up for more very soon.

Thank you guys!

From Leighton Hazell-smart - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2017

"Had an amazing couple of weekends doing this course. The course was really well run, I'm so glad we did the course with Cardiff Scuba. They were really professional, but also really friendly.

Was great to know/feel that we were in safe hands throughout, Rob and Simon were fantastic and made the course fun as well as helping us learn and remember all the important skills. All the others that supported were really helpful and gave tips and pointers, which were much appreciated.

The final dive today was such an amazing experience so thank you so much for opening up a whole new world for us!!

Can't wait to see everyone again to tag along for some more dives and would love to do the advanced course next. And then... and then... Really excited to continue this adventure and would love that to be with Cardiff Scuba. "

From Daniel Hazell-smart - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2017

"I just wanted to say what an absolutely brilliant course which was undertaken by Rob and Simon. My special thanks goes to Jack who helped me through my first pool session and then it was a pleasure to be taught by Simon who got me through the rest of my pool sessions. He was so calm and patient with me which I am very grateful for.

The theory with Rob was very relaxed and very structured, he went through everything to make sure we understood everything and if we were unsure he would go over it until we were happy.

The exam itself went very smoothly and I felt very confident with Simon by my side and taking me through the exam.

I would definately recommend Cardiff Scuba, everyone I have met was very professional and very knowledgeable and I will be back to do my advanced when I have enough dives under my belt.

Thank you guys you are all one in a million x "

From Samantha Topham - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2017

"If you are looking for the best instructor led PADI Open Water course, look no further. Rob and his team will guide you through this experience with skill, knowledge, humour, personal care and most of all safety first. In our first Open Water session at NDAC we had five instructors for six students. You will feel safe at all times in these guys hands.

It was a fantastic experience start to finish. Thank you so much."

From Nick Carter - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2017

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
I had one to one tution from Simon in the pool and open water session. I respected his professionalism and particularly his patience with me. It was clear that my safety was paramount and if you didnt grasp a skill at first he would build up your confidence until the skill was mastered. Great team of dedicated guys.


From Steve - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"I was worried about the theory but having done the homework and with Robs help I passed, then came the exciting bit.

The pool sessions were great but the open water experience was fantastic. I intend to continue to dive with Rob and his diving colleagues.

Mum and dad were really impressed by their professionalism and the fact that safety was paramount at all times.

James (Aged 15)"

From James Lush - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"Serious and enjoyable course with professionals who make you feel safe and challenge you to bring out the best in you. Definitely recommended."

From Christoph Fischer - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"Having tried a dive some time ago I decided to go for Open Water Diver training with my three children (12, 16 and 17).

Rob and the team's professionalism, confidence in us and their calm approach to training was exactly what I needed to make it relaxing and enjoyable.

Happy to recommend them for any 1 to 1, mixed age or family group - superb instruction!"

From Paul Stephens - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"Great course, had a great time and the teaching was excellent. Will almost certainly be back to future courses."

From Alfie Dobson - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2017

"Best course I have done to date! Would strongly recommend Cardiff Scuba.

Rob and Simon were fantastic Instructors, both very knowledgeable. I always felt at ease and extremely safe with Rob at hand during my open water dives.

I undoubtedly have the diving bug thanks to Cardiff Scuba and will be returning soon to do Padi Advanced.

A big thank you Gents!!!

From Lee - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2017