Diving in South Wales and the UK

Diving in South Wales and the UK

Many people in the UK tend to only come to us to learn diving because they're going on holiday and which to dive abroad. This is completely fine and we here at Ocean Quest do that often, for instance, were going to the Grenadines soon to dive at some sites there. However, there are also many dive sites in Britain itself. It may be colder, but that's what the wet suits (or dry suits!) are for.

The UK is an island. We are completely surrounded by the sea, which provides us with a plethora of places to dive within a relativity short distance. An example of this would be Fishguard in north Wales, which is home to some wrecks raring to be explored. The style of diving known as wreck diving is looked at in the PADI Advanced Diver course we teach in Cardiff, which will help you acclimatize to the cold environment of British diving.

The Advanced Course builds upon the fundamental skills that are taught during the PADI Open Water Diver Course. The site we use to teach the course has many ares to explore, from a sunken jeep to sunken planes. The area is full of aquatic life of many shapes and sizes, even though it is done in a controlled environment. With the PADI Open Water qualification you will be taught the skills to dive anywhere in the world and the Advanced diver builds on this to reach deeper depths.

Where will diving take you?

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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