PADI Certifications & Courses

Learn to scuba dive across Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales with Ocean Quest and PADI, allowing you to dive throughout the world. We're a PADI International award wining scuba diving centre and have been teaching people to scuba dive since 1998.

Why a PADI Certification?

Everybody wants to learn to dive to experience the beauty of the world’s oceans. Becoming a certified diver is a life changing experience!

Virtually anyone in good health who is reasonably fit can learn to scuba dive with competent training and instruction. Participants as young as 10 years old can complete the PADI Open Water Diver programme and receive a junior credential until they reach 15 years of age. From there, you can continue to learn and improve your scuba diving skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water or become a safer diver and better buddy with PADI Rescue Diver.

PADI also offer a wide array of speciality courses, which allow you to improve specific areas of your scuba diving with support and guidance from experienced instructors. And those who want to do what they love for a career can become a PADI Divemaster, before progressing to teaching others to enjoy what you love too!

Scuba Diving is not a sport it is an amazing experience and nearly everyone can do it from young or old, big or small. In Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Newport, South Wales everyone can learn to dive with Ocean Quest.

Why Learn with Ocean Quest

Ocean Quest is the premier PADI scuba diving training centre in South Wales. Based in Cardiff, Swansea, and Porthcawl our instructors have dived and taught thousands to dive all over the world.

Ocean Quest are an award wining school, including the prestigious PADI International Key Man Centre of the year award, and have been established since 1998. Dive in now!

Our PADI certification course prices are fully inclusive, including:

  • PADI enrolment, registration & certification
  • Fully qualified professional instruction
  • Comprehensive educational materials
  • All scuba diving equipment hire
  • Cylinder tanks and air fills
  • Comprehensive Professional Centre Insurance

The PADI Journey

PADI offers a complete learning journey, that will take you from complete novice to experienced professional who can teach others to do what you love, scuba dive. Ocean Quest has taken 1000’s of divers through this journey and our experienced PADI scuba diving instructors can support you throughout, having been through the journey themselves.

Diagram detailing the journey through PADI certifications

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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