Cardiff University Students complete PADI Open Water Referral Course

Cardiff University Students complete PADI Open Water Referral Course

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.

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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