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....

"Great fun course with "the good looking instructor"! I enjoyed every dive with Rob, also thanks the team :)"

From Lu - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2020

"The whole team are so knowledgable, friendly & reassuring.

I had the best time learning to dive with them & only wish I’d done it sooner! Can’t wait to start my advanced course.

I can’t recommend them enough! :)"

From Lucia Attanasio - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken February 2020

"An extremely enjoyable course that was equally challenging and fun.

Rob and the rest of team not only made sure everyone felt comfortable and safe in the water, but also made sure we had a really fun time and enjoyed ourselves. They made sure the experience was exciting and ensured that we completed the course feeling confident in the water and ready to move up to the Advanced Open Water course.

A big thank you to Rob and the rest of the team for being such great instructors and all round awesome people😆"

From Elin Kirkwood - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken February 2020

"Rob and all the crew made diving extremely enjoyable and fun even in cold water for the open water dives. I am truly grateful for all the knowledge the team have given me during the course and I thank them all so much for all their hard work."

From Alastair Kirkwood - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken February 2020

"I have recently completed my PADI Open Water Divers Course and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.

Some aspects of the course can be challenging but the staff are second to none, and go above and beyond to guide you through the whole course. Also the course was very informative and provides a strong foundation into the world of diving.

I’d like to say a big thanks to Rob, the director and instructor of Cardiff Scuba, for this amazing experience and I look forward to progressing further with Cardiff scuba."

From Tyron Toppar - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2020

"Great course, really enjoyed myself. Thanks to the instructors and can't wait to continue diving! "

From Rory - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2020


I would just like to say a big thank you to all at cardiff scuba for helping me achieve a life long ambition. But i would also like to thank two instructors especially firstly Simon for giving us the knowledge in the classroom and pool modules - your a star.

And secondly to Rob. This guy is awesome, fun, genuine and top all round gent. He has a vast amount of knowledge which he passed onto us in the Open Water portion of the course. I cant thank him enough for making me feel so comfortable in the water.

I look forward to meeting you all again when i further my scuba journey.

From Mike Edwards - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2020

"Really enjoyed the course and grateful for the very knowledgeable and skilled staff at Cardiff Scuba.

Even getting into the open water at the start of February was made a comfortable and fun learning environment."

From Alun Thomas - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2020

"I really enjoyed myself during the open water diving course.

The team are really knowledgable and safety conscious, but are also great fun. I feel much more comfortable in the water following qualification and the open water dive in Chepstow quarry was an incredible experience.

I’d highly recommend this course."

From Daniel White - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Completed Open Water Course with Cardiff Scuba this weekend. The instructor, Rob is one in a million and very competent.

Course is well structured and thorough. I always felt as though I was in safe hands thanks to Rob and the other members of the team that were present and therefore had so much fun every time I was in the water.

Thank you to everyone at Cardiff Scuba who made it possible for me to participate and pass 😊😊"

From Sophie Hazell - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Fun course, great instructors, cold water. :)"

From Albert Kovács - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Amazing course, really indepth and easy to understand instruction. This course made me fall in love with being underwater. Thank you so much! "

From Caroline - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Really great time learning how to dive with Rob and the crew from Cardiff scuba. Had so much fun learning all of the new skills and would recommend the experience to anyone. "

From Ryan Broadbent - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Amazing course with great instructors!

I really enjoyed learning to dive with Rob, he helped me to gain a lot of confidence in the open water when I was extremely nervous & the constant praise was really encouraging.

I feel like I could dive so confidently now that I’ve done this course, ready to diving in Mexico in the summer!

Thankyou guys!"

From Anita Connors - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Brilliant instructors, very thorough and made the experience fun, had lots of laughs! Definitely recommend this course and company! "

From Leah Price - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"What can I say?

I’ve waited nearly 8yrs to do this course because other commitments prevented me. Now finally got there. From start to finish Rob / Simon and all the guys helping us through and being firm when required. Very patient to explain parts not understood at first.

Our fellow students in the group were all fantastic. Thank you for your support and I will see you soon.

PS - Anyone thinking of doing a course, these guys are the best. Many thanks - John. "

From John Foley - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Just finished my open water course with Rob, Simon and the rest of the team.This is a great scuba centre to learn to dive with. Very helpful an very patient.

We were made to feel relaxed from the start in the theory sessions to the pool and then the open water sessions at NDAC. Highly recommended."

From Paul Foley - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"10/10 dive school, highly recommend.

Rob Sutherland is an amazing instructor. Simon also was brilliant as was the rest of the team.

The Classroom work was fun and firm with the learning aspect.

As an amputee learning to dive I was very nervous about getting in the water, but Rob and the team made some adjustments to the practical processes and made me feel safe all times.

The students were a good friendly bunch and gelled well.

Highly recommend Cardiff Scuba. I will be doing further courses with them. "

From Jamie Hayman - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2019

"Well structured classroom course delivered by Simon, who had plenty of time to reinforce the knowledge needed for the theory exam. Alternative learning material provided in the form of a book and DVD’s to assist all learning needs.

I was lucky to have my practical tuition led by a large Scottish chap called Rob, who was extremely knowledgeable and who was both firm and fun.

Rob made me remember important factors in what is a very serious hobby.

I highly recommend Cardiff Scuba for anyone at any level. In fact I would score them 11/10.

High standard of equipment provided and excellent value for money.

Above all I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with them.

P.S. please can I have some discount on a pair of goggles 😎.

I will keep in touch. "

From Sion - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2019

"Big thanks to Rob, Simon and the team for guidance through the course. It was much more challenging than I thought but their patience and professionalism were first class. Big thanks to all."

From Paul Evans - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2019

"From start to finish of this Open Water course I felt in exceptionally safe and in experienced hands.

Rob and his team are amazing- they not only ensure you know everything you need to know about diving - they also ensure you can do everything practically before your first Open Water dive.

Your safety with this team is paramount. You are told so many more things than you can learn from a book. Your given the knowledge of a team who have completed many hundreds of dives and if you are unsure they explain and show you exactly what to do to give you the confidence to complete your dives.

Not only have I come away with confidence and more knowledge than I thought I would have, I also come away with memories of an incredibly fun and informative couple of days

I would recommend Cardiff Scuba to everyone as the experience is simply incredible."

From Shaun Townsend - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2019

"My 15 year old son has just completed his PADI Advanced Open Water course with Cardiff Scuba following on from his Open Water 2 years ago.

As a non diving Mum I was wary of him wanting to learn to dive however from the first meeting with Rob at the "Try a dive" pool session all my anxieties disappeared. Rob and all the instructors that have been involved in the two courses have been meticulous with their teaching and the actual diving whether at the pool or at the NDAC.

The ratio of instructors to students is excellent. The course is delivered in a relaxed and fun way by all the team whilst the emphasis is on safety.

Thank you Rob and team - Oscar will be back for more diving at Cardiff Scuba!!"

From Siân Harrison - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken July 2019

"Completed Advanced Open Water with Cardiff Scuba this weekend.

Course was well structured, which meant that each dive of the course was adding skill to the previous dive. Plus it was great fun!

Safety was such an obvious priority. Student to Instructor/Divemaster ratio was great - two - Instructor and Divemaster - to each student.

Many thanks to Rob, Brennig, Andrew and James for a great weekend.


From Ian Hanson - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken July 2019

"My 14yr old daughter and I have just completed this course over two weekends.

A huge thank-you to Rob and the team. We both really enjoyed the course and they couldn’t have been more supportive. My daughter absolutely loved it and we both felt we were in excellent hands at all times.

I couldn’t recommend it more. Thank you and see you soon. "

From Jon Jones - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2019

"Cardiff scuba and the whole team were first class start to finish.

Lots of focus around safety, but a lots of fun to be had whilst learning.

Rob is real professional who runs a tight ship. Be sure to pay attention to all information, otherwise you'll end up owing a lot of chocolate fines.

Would definitely recommend. Thanks you Cardiff Scuba .

From David Atkins - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2019

"Cardiff Scuba have been fantastic.

I was initially extremely nervous and Rob was very patient and provided the reassurance I needed. The team who I have dived with have also been fantastic providing advice and tips.

Would definitely recommend!

I travelled from Essex to take the course due to their reputation and they certainly live up to their 5* rating! Thank you Rob! "

From Michael Higgins - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2019

"A challenging course, with realistic actions and scenarios. Very educational and extremely rewarding.

I couldn’t have felt more comfortable with Cardiff Scuba. With so much safety cover and experience surrounding us I felt totally at ease.

Cardiff scuba really do place you in a comfortable atmosphere. With staff and volunteers so friendly and close I really felt like part of the gang. "

From Anthony Williams - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019

"Great course - lots of ground covered but with Rob's previous experience this becomes ever more impactful. Having done first aid before I can say I feel more confident and much clearer having done it again! Really worth doing"

From Richard Godfrey - EFR Emergency First Response - Full Course, course taken May 2019

"What a course - everyone says that it's tough but true! The course really gets you to focus on those around you and how to be a safe and effective RD.

If your developing as a diver this is a total must as you experience things that you hope you wont have to in your day to day dives, but my word, you are you better prepared for it if it does ever happen!

Level up has been used on a previous comment - hardest and most rewarding course since doing Open Water!!!

Thanks to Rob and all the fantastic support team for their encouragement, support and patience over the last two days.

Special call out to James (DMT) who was great - good luck on your ongoing development and thanks for being challenging yet supportive!

Excellent two days! "

From Richard Godfrey - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019

"By far the most challenging, humbling but rewarding course!

I had a fantastic weekend with Rob and his gang. I would recommend the course to all divers and urge anyone considering to simply ‘do it’.

Thanks to everyone in involved for your knowledge, support and humour."

From Tom - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken June 2019