This week the students from Cardiff University completed the PADI Open Water Referral Course, gaining an immensely valuable qualification that will undoubtedly help in furthering their careers after they complete their respective degrees. They will now be able to continue onto more advanced courses from the PADI Advanced Open Water course, PADI Rescue Diver course, and then continuing to becoming a PADI Divemaster, allowing them to gain the skills necessary to do research within the water itself! We have enjoyed teaching them and hope that they use they're new found skills to further progress our scientific knowledge of marine life through they're degrees.
The PADI Open Water Course, which is taught in Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales, gives individuals the fundamental skills to progress in this profession. In the Open Water course, the basics such as mask and equipment skills are taught. All that is required to pass is a days worth of pool sessions, a theory exam and four open water dives which are executed within a controlled environment. The courses after however, focus on more advanced techniques such as precise navigation underwater, buoyancy (which allows you to hover at any depth underwater giving you a feeling of weightlessness) and for the Rescue Diver course, rescue skills.
As the season progresses we still have many more PADI courses to teach. More and more people are wishing to discover the vast blue depths for themselves and we are delighted to allow them to follow these dreams by teaching them the skills required to stay safe while doing so.