Reasons To Try Scuba Diving Cardiff

Reasons To Try Scuba Diving Cardiff

The Welsh capital city of Cardiff attracts holidaymakers with its vibrant nightlife scene, rich culture and wide range of historical attractions. This coastal city is also blessed with clear waters, and scuba diving Cardiff is quickly becoming a popular activity among people who enjoy spending time under the surface of the water.

There is a large number of companies that offer special scuba diving in Cardiff packages, including rental of all the equipment and trips to explore the watery underworld. Cardiff is an excellent place to earn your PADI license, and people travel to Cardiff from all over the world to become fully qualified scuba divers. Visitors can take their pick from a wide range of alternative scuba diving trips as well, including open water diving and night diving. The waters just off the coast of Cardiff are cool, clear and simply teeming with a whole host of colourful marine life, which makes scuba diving in Cardiff an excellent option for people of all experience levels.

The waters off Cardiff Bay are an excellent place to try scuba diving, and trips are organised from here all year round. Barry Island is situated just off the coast towards Cardiff International Airport and is another excellent scuba diving destination. Companies offer to combine scuba diving trips with snorkelling, jet skiing and a wide range of other exciting aquatic activities, which means that visitors can spend the entire day messing about in the water if they wish.

Taking a scuba diving trip in Cardiff is a great way to meet like-minded people and try something a little bit different while on holiday. Unlike many other parts of the world, the waters here are rarely crowded by boats and people, meaning that divers will find plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the experience to the full.

Among the diverse range of enchanting sea creatures and other types of marine life that are waiting in the waters to be discovered by divers are enormous schools of jacks as well as tuna and jelly fish. Visitors to Cardiff who take a diving trip will also have the chance to swim amongst groups of blue spotted stingrays, puffer fish and moray eels. Keen photographers will have plenty of time to get snap happy and capture the action on film so that they can relive the experience time and time again and share it with friends and family back home.

One of the great things about choosing to go scuba diving in Cardiff is that people who want to chill out for a while in between dives will find a wide range of other exciting entertainment options to make use of. Cardiff Bay has recently been renovated and features a whole host of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Cardiff is also famous for its quirky historical landmarks such as Cardiff Castle, City Hall, Cosmeston Medieval Village, St Fagans National History Museum, the National Museum of Cardiff and the Norwegian Church, while sports fans will want to catch a match at the impressive Millennium Stadium.

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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