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....

"I would like to say a massive thank you to the entire team at Cardiff Scuba for helping me to complete my PADI Openwater qualification. They've all gone above and beyond to accommodate me and my ears (I have suffered from ear problems all my life which make it difficult to equalise). They happily let me reschedule my dives many times due to my ears and even provided refresher pool sessions.

Their extensive knowledge on equipment means I now have the perfect mask which allows me to dive and equalise with ease. Thanks to their dedication I can actually become a marine biologist!!

THANK YOU!! :) "

From Jasmine Toole - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2018

"I would thoroughly recommend this course, I took it after a long break from diving.

The instructor to student ratio was really good on both days. Good classroom training and discussions followed by well controlled & safe dives.

Learned a lot from the course, instructors were friendly and helpful and when I take my next dive course it will be with Cardiff Scuba. "

From Chris Lloyd - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken September 2018

"Would like to thank Rob, Simon and the team for the continuation of my courses from Openwater to Advanced Openwater diver.

Really enjoyed the weekend I’ve learned new skills and built up my confidence levels . If you are thinking of doing a try dive or a course I can recommend Cardiff Scuba very approachable and professional "

From Will Davies - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken September 2018

"Just finished a great weekend increasing my dive knowledge, experience and confidence with Cardiff SCUBA.

These guys have an organised and professional but approachable and fun teaching culture, which has given me a big leap in my SCUBA skills and knowledge.

Thanks again Rob, Simon and the team and look forward to seeing you all soon! "

From James - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken September 2018

"Just wanted to thank Rob, Mark, Simon, Julia and the rest of the team for an awesome week of training. The instruction was of very high quality and every step was delivered in a way to make the students relaxed in completing there skills. I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn to dive to do their training through Cardiff Scuba"

From Trev - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2018

"I had a fantastic time, as im sure we all did.
I found the instruction, the set up and the facilities second to none. The build up of trust with the equipment and instructors is also second to none.
Thoroughly love the diving and once again thanks for an amazing time. Kev "

From Kevan Blackburn - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken August 2018

"Rob - I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say a proper very big thank you from all of us for Saturday.

You were amazing with the kids and they absolutely loved it, even Evie (once she had recovered from seeing an ‘octopus’!). They pretty much did not stop talking about it for the rest of the weekend and I am now their all time favourite family member for booking it so thanks for making me look so good ;-). I have no doubt that they will be back and in a couple of years when Euan is a bit older I think they’ll be signing onto an open water course with you!

Thank you again, it was really fantastic knowing the kids were in such safe hands with you!


From Sara Bowen - Cardiff Scuba Try-a-Dive Experience, course taken August 2018

"Fantastic course, great instruction at own pace. Nothing too much trouble and great encouragement without unnecessary pressure. Thank you very much!"

From Ellie Day - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken July 2018

"Really enjoyed the diver course learnt so much and feel very confident with the skills I have learnt, thanks to my instructor Rob.
I liked diving in the quarry and looking at the tanks !
Can’t wait to dive again with my sister "

From Dylan Meek - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"I have loved the PADI openwater divers course it was amazing.
Thank you to my instructor Rob, really helpful and made sure I knew all the skills needed to be a safe diver.
Can’t wait to dive again !!!!:)"

From Elin Meek - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"Would just like to say a big thank you to Rob and his team for my first dive experience in the pool. All the team were friendly and gave expert guidance throughout the session, making the session very enjoyable. Cannot praise them enough. Thank you all again."

From Shaun Jacobs - Cardiff Scuba Try-a-Dive Experience, course taken June 2018

"Recently completed my Dry Suit course with Simon. A pool session in the week and 2 x open water dives at the NDAC Chepstow on the Saturday. Although I may have a few warm-water wetsuit dives in my logbook, this was my first venture into a drysuit.
I have to thank Simon for making the experience pleasurable and informative (above the manual content). Simon worked through the course content at a leisurely, sensible learning pace and was always reassuring.
Leading up to the course I had several pieces of equipment serviced/tested by Cardiff Scuba. Every contact has been, as it should be, but often isn't in all establishments, an easy and satisfying experience. Many thanks to all at Cardiff Scuba.

From Richard Hallaran - PADI Drysuit Diver, course taken June 2018

"Had a brilliant time completing my open water. Rob, Simon, Mark, Andrew, Gareth & Julia were great instructors. Having an array of expertise really helps you find your way and just gives you more and more hints of how to be a better diver.

Thanks for all your help, excited to get out there diving again 😊"

From Lucy James - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"Great team, good skills learned, thank's guys for you time end effort, all the best!"

From Marek Szczepanski - SDI Openwater Diver, course taken May 2018

"A very good course to take for anyone - not just divers.

I have just completed the First Responder Course, and found it more challenging than I thought it would be. However very much enjoyed it, with all the knowledge that Rob brings into it as well.

A big thanks to Rob for his time and patience with me.

From Alan Nugent - EFR Emergency First Response - Full Course, course taken May 2018

"Had a great time completing my PADI Openwater Diver course with Cardiff Scuba. The Course was well structured and enjoyable.

Its amazing all the things you learn over the two weeks of doing the course. Looking forward to continuing to grow and develop my new skill.

Massive thanks to Rob, Simon & all the team at Cardiff Scuba :)"

From Jonathan Sharrem - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken April 2018

"I would like to say a massive thank you to Rob and all of team for getting myself and friends through PADI Openwater Course.

Initially I looked into completing the Open water abroad - however from previous reviews - decided to do it through Cardiff Scuba within the UK..

From the experience we had I highly recommend Cardiff Scuba.... not only will you have a fantastic time completing the dives you’ll have a fantastic time with team... they are extremely passionate and professional with what they do...

Myself and friends are going to continue diving with Cardiff scuba and looking forward to spending some hours under the water.... Thank you very much and see you soon... Chris "

From Christian Jones - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken March 2018

"This is a tough course - it really is. I thought I was reasonably fit - and was left utterly exhasuted by the practical.

The course will challenge you intellectually, physically and, at times, emotionally -but that's because it's taught properly by people who want you to be the best that you can be but also want to be certain that you can respond to an emergency situation.

The thing I love about Cardiff Scuba is that they're not an organisation which just takes your cash and issues your certification. If you get your certification you can be absolutely certain you've earned it.

The team will help you every step of the way because they want you to succeed."

From Sarah Thomas-britton - PADI Rescue Diver, course taken December 2017

"Rob and Co are the most professional and friendliest team on the planet.

They're like the A*-Team. They have years of experience and I've never felt safer learning something new.

Really really grateful for helping me get my Openwater Diver certification, and I hope to dive with you more in future.

Also, thank you to Julia for helping me out of a tricky free-flow situation."

From Tom Gatley - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken March 2018

"Just wanted to write a quick note of thanks firstly to Mark for organising the try dive for Glyn but mainly to Rob for taking Glyn on his first dive.

I’ve always said that I wouldn’t want anyone else but Rob to teach my kids to dive and if you had seen Glyn on his try dive last night you’d understand why. To say Glyn enjoyed it would be a massive understatement but at all times I had no doubt that he was 100% safe and in the care of an extremely experienced and professional instructor.

If there was a downside to the whole experience it’s going to be the effect it has on my wallet over the coming years as Glyn takes his diving forward in the future with Rob, Mark, Simon and the rest of the Cardiff Scuba crew.

Thanks again - Marc "

From Glyn Bevan - Cardiff Scuba Try-a-Dive Experience, course taken March 2018

"Cannot say how great these guys were to learn with.

Two weekends under the instruction of Rob and Simon and they were fantastic. Endless patience and sense of humour with so much knowledge between them, a perfect mix of practicalness and entertainment. I was incredibly nervous for the open water dives but felt completely safe and had a fantastic time.

Why we decided to learn in February whilst the water temperature was in single digits, I'll never know - but would 100% recommend Cardiff Scuba to anyone looking to improve or learn to dive."

From Lizzie - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2018

"So we have just completed our open water diving course today. To say we had fun would be a bit of an understatement. We were initially terribly nervous but our lovely instructors put us very much at ease with their calm and reassuring manner as well as their terrible jokes (not saying ours were any better).

I would highly recommend Cardiff scuba as I feel well equipped with the background knowledge needed to dive as well as the experience needed in the water too. 10/10 :) "

From Freya Wheelwright - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken January 2018

"Really had a great time during the course and with instructors like Rob and Simon delivering interesting and professional teaching in both the theory and practical training, it really helps me to get my qualifications with ease.

Highly recommand doing the course with Cardiff Scuba! :)"

From Derek - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"Doing the Open Water Diver Course has been an AMAZING and UNIQUE experience that I would recommend to everyone.

Being able to explore underwater and push yourself to new limits is extremely rewarding.

What can I say about the team... They are fantastic people who made the experience even more fun!

Rob and his spanish charm, Simon and his Christmas songs in the car and especially Mark for working with me during this process.

I hope to see you soon Cardiff Scuba Team! Happy Christmas!!! "

From Teresa - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"Just a quick message to say a huge thank you to Cardiff Scuba for their support and enthusiasm which made learning to dive, although at times challenging, an absolute pleasure.

Special thanks to Simon (for going out of his way to help me with transport and making the whole experiance humerous), Julia (for all you did to make my open water weekend fantastic), Rob (I need no explanation), Gareth (for helping me with my confidence and making diving fun) and Mark (for pulling me out of my dry suit at the pool when I was stuck haha).

I honestly cannot recommend this course enough with its friendly teaching style, and individual approach to learning to dive. Many thanks and hope to see you soon ;))"

From April Beech - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"I am truly grateful to Cardiff Scuba for introducing me to the world of diving. Every member of the team showed extraordinary competence and kindness.

Beyond their exceptionally friendly manner, their experience both in diving and in teaching it made the course really enjoyable and efficient.

I would highly recommend becoming a diver with Rob and his team!

Thank you, hope to dive with you again soon!"

From Attila Kiss - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"If you would like to learn to dive in a friendly and inclusive environment, I would highly recommend Cardiff Scuba.
The instructors, Rob, Julia, Simon, Matthew, Eloise and Joshua are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
I had an amazing experience and met lovely people, who I hope I get the chance to dive with again.
Only one word of advice - bring cakes and bakes if you can (they are easily placated in this way). Thank you all xx"

From Leanne - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"Thank you to everyone at Cardiff Scuba for helping me to achieve my Open Water certificate!

Everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly (despite the cold), the cake was delicious and Rob was a fantastic instructor.

I highly recommend Cardiff Scuba! "

From Emily - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017

"Great weekend of the 11/12 Nov at the NDAC with Rob and his team from Cardiff Scuba.
Having completed Open Water abroad, I felt it right to continue my diving education in the UK to appreciate the differences.

I am glad we chose Cardiff Scuba. With a wealth of experience and expert instruction, Rob, Simon and Mike definitely challenged us, brushing up old skills and teaching new ones. I am definately better for it.

Excellent rapport, constructive feedback and bags of patience, I would recommend to anyone.

Looking forward to continuing my progression with Cardiff Scuba. See you again soon guys."

From Rhyan Roberts - PADI Advanced Open Water, course taken November 2017

"Thank you to everyone at Cardiff Scuba, especially Rob and also Simon & Mark who made my open water qualifications very enjoyable.

I highly recommend doing your scuba diving qualifications with these guys, all really great teachers and really good fun. "

From Hannah Watts - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken November 2017