16 Years and 1000's of Scuba Divers Trainied

16 Years and 1000's of Scuba Divers Trainied

Cardiff Bay Diving and Watersports was established in Cardiff Bay on West Bute Street on 27th March 1998, the center was established to offer Scuba Diving Course' s through the PADI and BSAC systems offering the PADI Open Water Diver Programme and the BSAC Sports Diver Programme, we also offered Kayaking and watersports in the newly developed Bay area of Cardiff.

The company was established by Lee Garbett a PADI and BSAC Scuba Diving Instructor with a huge passion for the water and everything about it, originally from Walsall in the West Midlands he couldnt have been further from the Sea, but after a near fatal drowning event on the West Wales Coast at a very early age, he realised the water is where he wanted to be.

In 2002 the center was created in Porthcawl moving closer to the Sea where they wanted to be and changed the company name to Ocean Quest to create an organisation offering Scuba Diving, Instruction, Retail, Surfing, Kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, and all related watersports.

Over the 16 years of operations Cardiff Bay Diving and Watersports and Ocean Quest have Instructed 1000's of people to Scuba Dive around the Glode, in 2004 they won the PADI Key Man Award for the Best center in PADI International and have been a PADI 5 Star International Dive Center since creation.

We would like to thank all the people we have trained and have visited us over the next 16 years, our passion in still and always will be the water so we will be here writting our next birthday review for many years to come.


SSI Certifications & Courses

SSI Try Scuba

Feel what it's like to breath underwater, go scuba diving in confined water and earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition card. 

Conducted in our swimming pool, the SSI Try Scuba program is a diving adventure the whole family can enjoy.
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SSI Open Water Diver

The SSI Open Water Diver certification will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, with whoever you want. 

This globally recognised certification is your first step in your scuba diving journey. Explore the hidden underwater world!
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SSI Advanced Adventurer

After you've completed the SSI Open Water Diver certification, this is the next step. With the SSI Advanced Adventurer, you'll learn to extend your dive times, reduce your air consumption and dive deeper.  
You'll start to become a confident and safe diver whose comfortable underwater.
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SSI Specialties

Continue you diving adventure by improving specific skills or learning a completely new specialty. Diver deeper, perfect your buoyancy, take great photos, understand the tides or learn to deal with stress and rescue situations. 

There's 18 specialties to choose from.
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SSI Dive Guide

Do you dream of having a career in diving? 

The SSI Dive Guide course will teach you to lead other certified divers underwater, giving you the skills and experience to ensure others can enjoy your passion safely.
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PADI Certifications & Courses

PADI Discover Scuba

A fun introduction into what it takes to breathe underwater and explore this hidden world. 

Although it’s not a certification you’ll learn the key skills and what it takes to become a PADI certified diver.
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PADI Open Water Diver

Your Scuba Diving journey starts here. Start with supported theory and study programme, move to the pool to practice your skills and then experience four open water dives. 

You’ll then be certified to dive throughout the world with PADI®
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PADI Advanced Open Water

This course is the next step after you have completed the PADI Open Water Diver certification. 

The course called the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because you will advance your scuba diving knowledge and skills.
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PADI Rescue Diver

You will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and on the surface and become more confident in your skills as a diver. 

You will become a better, safer diver and a better buddy too. It’s challenging but rewarding.
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PADI Divemaster

Your first step of professional PADI training. You will be a leader who motivates and mentors other scuba divers. 

You’ll gain dive knowledge, diving skills and supervision abilities, allowing you a career doing what you love.
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PADI Specialties

Improve specific skills or learn a completely new skill with a PADI Speciality course. 

Dive deeper, take better photos, explore wreck the choices are endless and yours.
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