Dan Manion and Great Scuba Divers of Our Time

Dan Manion and Great Scuba Divers of Our Time


Scuba Diving as I always say to anyone starting a course wether it be the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Cardiff, or the PADI Advanced Course on the beautiful coastline of Swansea is not a sport, infact If you look at many Divers they are very unsporty you might say. This is why Scuba Diving is so great pretty much anyone can dive and experience the Seas and the Oceans of the world with all its amazing wonders and amazing sights.

I always say as well even to Open Water Divers starting their new journey that they can instantly have a better dive than me or anyone of my instructors, diving is a feeling, an emotion it is humbling and a priverlage. To hang with neutral buoyancy in the water is a un explainable pleasure wether in the Quarry in Chepstow or the Indian Ocean it is the same feeling. its hard to explain the emotion of seaing your first shark, dolphin, turtle, reef, whale, moray, plankton, sea horse, crab, lobster, nudibranch the list is endless and just keeps giving and expanding.

In a life time though their are certain Diver's who as I mentioned last week are Pioneers, Adventure's, mavericks of the art of Diving. One such man is Dr Dan Manion who is the only man in the world to reach 155 meters on pure air 21% Oxgyen and 79% Nitrogen. This is a feet In my personal opinion which is the equivalent of Climbing Mount Everest with No Oxygen, wearing flip flops and Carrying Christopher Biggins on your back! The fact that only one person has only ever done this and the great Bret Giliam tried on several occasions and said it was the limit for a human being to survive underwater gives further weight to my claims.

You don't have to be Dan Manion, David Hasselhof or Neptune to Scuba Dive, it is all about the experience and the wonderful environment we are allowed to enter which many people may never witness in a lifetime, but as Divers we must give a though to the people on this planet who advanced the levels and increased our awareness and knowledge, the true watermen and women of the world.


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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