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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"I'd like to thank the entire team for an amazing experience.

The course was highly professional accompanied with some good banter. I'll be continuing my scuba education with this school.

I'd highly recommend their courses to anybody. 5*."

From Neal Williams - PADI Openwater Diver, course taken October 2017

"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

"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

"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

"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