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Red Sea Liveaboard - 27th June 2015 - 10th December 2014

As in previous yeas - we are off to the Red Sea on another Liveboard in June 2015.

Flying out on Saturday 27th June, we will join our friends on the SeaQueen Fleet Liveaboard - The South Moon.

Leaving port on the Sunday morning, we will then dive for 6days on the Northern Wrecks & Reefs Route. This gives a great selection of both Reef Dives and the well visited wrecks - includng the world famous Thislegorm.

The trip is usited to all levels of cartification. 

Places are limited - so if you want to join us  - please call Rob on 029 2061 5161 for more information.

Trip to Sharm el Sheikh - March 2015 - 10th December 2014

We are co-ordinating another 7 day trip to Sharm el Sheikh to enjoy the wonderful diving of the Red Sea - going out on Friday 20th March 2105.

The trip will be hotel based staying at the Oriental Rivoli hotel in Sharm. We will be diving with Red Sea Divers International (previously Easy Divers) using their own boat. 

These are really fun trips and are suited to all levels of divers. Non-divers are very welcome to join us. 

 Please contact Rob on 029 2061 5161 for details and to book a place.

Two Schools Amalgamate! - 29th March 2014

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). We are especially proud of this recent developemnt and value the recognition it gives to the professional and dedicated service we offer. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many customers who continue to support us and make these developments possible. We will look upon this as an opportunity to improve our service and the range of courses available even further.

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.... 

2014 Calender - 30th January 2014

The full calender for our 2014 recreational courses is now complete and is listed on our website.

Take time to have a look at the variety of courses and dates. If you don't see something that suits your needs or time available - come talk to us. We are very flexible with dates. Call Rob or Ian on 029 2061 5161.

Dry Suit Repairs - Febuary 2014 - 30th January 2014

I will be on holiday from 3rd February - 10th February.  

Any Dry Suit repairs during that week will still be accepted by Ian, but will not be dealt with until I return on 11th February.

Aplogies if this causes anyone any inconvenience.   Rob.

DRY SUIT REPAIRS - 23rd January 2014

For several years now we have offered a quick, efficient and high quality repair service for Dry Suits. In 2013 we carried out over 400 repairs to different Dry. The feedback we have from our customers shows a very high level of satisfaction with our service.

If you have a torn Latex neck or wrist seal, we can replace those for you very quickly and at very competitive rates.

If you prefer a Neoprene seal (Neck or wrist) then we will make those for you on a made-to-measure basis. We will ask you to re-visit us to try the seals for comfort and fit before we attach them to the suit. We want the replacements to be absolutely right for you.

Do you need new latex socks for your sailing suit - then we can also do this for you.

All of our work is carried out on site in our own workshop so you are assured of our personal attention at all times. As we do not send your suit off to another supplier, you don't have to pay additional carriage charges - thereby saving you £'s, £'s, £'s.

Unlike other suppliers our Pressure tests are free-of-charge if your suit proves to need a repair.

Our turnarounds times are normally 72hours, but if you need your suit urgently then we do offer an overnight service by arrangement. This however will incur an extra charge.

Our range of repairs include: Leak tests; Hole patch/repair; Wrist Seals Latex/Neoprene; Neck Seals Latex/Neoprene; Latex Socks; Boots; Braces and now also zip replacement on Membrane suits. (Unfortunately we do not have the specialist sewing equipment required to replace a zip in a Neoprene Suit. However, we can arrange to have this type of repair carried out for you). 

Call Rob or Ian to discuss your needs.

EFR UPDATE SPECIAL - 23rd January 2014

Do you need to renew/update your current EFR certification?

CARDIFF SCUBA are offering you the opportunity to renew your EFR skills by enrolling in one of our update session. Dates are listed on our 2014 calendar.

These sessions will focus on the practical apsect of Emergency First Response together with a brief update on current changes in practice and last for approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

Various dates are available and the cost is £55.00 per person inclusive of re-certification.

Call Rob or Ian on 2061 5161.

Cardiff Scuba Terms & Conditions - 1st November 2013

1              Fees

  • A £100.00 non-transferable and non-refundable deposit will be required [per person] per course to reserve a place on any course offered by Cardiff Scuba. The outstanding balance of any course will be payable at the start of the course.

Once the course has started, the course fee is non-refundable

2              Cancellation by Customer

  • Any cancellations must submitted to Cardiff Scuba in writing and in such cases the following charges will apply:

  • More than 6 weeks prior to the course commencement              

    • Loss of deposit only

  • Between 6 weeks to 4 weeks prior to the course commencement

    • 75% of the FULL course fee

  • Less than 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course

    • FULL course fee is payable

  • Cancellation related to illness or injury may be considered for either a refund (Less the deposit) or the offer of a place on a future course. This is at Cardiff Scuba’s discretion. Any such request must be in writing, accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the individual’s inability to undertake Scuba Diving training at that time.

3              Cancellation by Cardiff Scuba

  • Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that courses run as advertised, we reserve the right to vary course date[s] or cancel any course. If this should become necessary due to dangerous and/or unsuitable diving conditions, alternative arrangements will be offered and no refund is available.

  • In the most unlikely event of cancellation by Cardiff Scuba, monies will be refunded in full or alternative course dates offered. Should it be necessary to cancel course as a result of client cancellation thereby the course failing to reach a workable minimum, Cardiff Scuba will endeavour to advise customers as soon as possible before the commencement date of the course.

4              Safety

  • All customers must comply with Safety Regulations and instruction whilst with Cardiff Scuba. Should an instructor find that a course member[s] is/are being disruptive or jeopardizing the safety of others, then that person will be asked to leave the course.

  • Due to the nature of Scuba Diving, we strongly recommend that our customers have an insurance which provides cover for diving related incidents / cancellation, etc.

 

CARDIFF SCUBA - 1st November 2013

Special Offer.... - 23rd June 2011


Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures

SPECIAL OFFER....!!  £300 per person (£50 OFF!!)
If two people or more book together, all gases included for free also.
OFFER VALID UNTIL APRIL 2012


Either of these courses can be earned in their own right. However, they actually serve to complement each other very well and by putting the two together, you are taking the first step along the road to technical diving.

During the three day course, you will be introduced to the basic principles of dives requiring staged decompression.

The course serves different purposes for different people. For some, it can be to learn how to safely extend their current diving in the 30-40 metre range. But, for others, it can mark the start of a progression towards extended range trimix diving or the use of rebreathers. Wherever you see yourself heading, Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures is your starting point.

The course will largely focus on equipment considerations, dive planning and diving techniques.

Full Information can be found on the website (listed as two separate courses)

RESCUE Diver & EFR SPECIAL - 28th October 2008

We are offering a VERY SPECIAL deal on these two courses. 

A two-for-one price to show our appreciation for the loyalty of our customers. Does it stop there, well NO it doesn't. The offer gets even better.

If two people BOOK & PAY at the time of booking (non-refundable) for the RESCUE COURSE, then you will be charged for only one person. That is a MASSIVE saving of 50% or in money terms an unbelievable saving of £162.50 PER PERSON.

IN ADDITION, as the Emergency First Response Course is a pre-requirement for the Rescue course we are also offering the EFR course at only £45 per person - a FURTHER saving of 52% or £50 PER PERSON.

This is an offer that you cannot miss. Both courses for only £207.50. You cannot afford not to take advantage of this offer!!

Dates are as follows:

Rescue Theory: Wednesday 12th & 19th November     6pm - 9.30pm 

Rescue Pool:    Thursday 20th November               7pm - 9.30pm            

Rescue Open Water:  Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November

EFR: Friday 14th & Friday 21st November    6pm - 9.30pm

Places are limited - so don't delay. BOOK your places now.