Scuba Diving Sites Near Cardiff and Swansea

Scuba Diving Sites Near Cardiff and Swansea


On Saturday we completed our first course of the year it was the PADI Rescue diver course with our student Divers Haley and Paul from Cardiff and Maria from Swansea. The water was cold down to 6 degrees but the students were fantastic and the completed all the sections of the course to obtain there Open Water Diver Qualification.

This weekend we are Scuba Diving on the beautiful Swansea Coastline, there are several dive sites in this area the first site to mention is Limeslade Bay in the Mumbles, this is quite a tidal site and is best tide an hour or two before high tide, access can also be a little tricky with a steep shelving bank down to sea level. The dive can be worth it though with an abundance of marine life including many soft coral, sea sponges and squirts, crab, lobster, crustanceans as well as many fish species such as bass, cod and Pollock. This weekend we are diving the site to assess the access for training students in the bay on their PADI Open Water and Advanced Dive qualifications.

The next dive site to look at is Langland Bay again in the Mumbles in Swansea, this has all the same plus points as Limeslade but easier access and facilities but is far more prone to swell and surf conditions. This is also true for Oxwich Bay, which can be a fantastic dive site, with easy beach access, car parking and restaurant facilities, again though this can be prone to swell and surf conditions. Next week we will go into depth explaining this site and the wreck which is positioned on the point of the bay.

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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