PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING 
  Course Outline    
  This is a pool session that allows you to familiarise yourself with SCUBA equipment and experience the thrill of breathing underwater in a safe and fun environment! The course is designed for complete beginners to give you a taste of the exciting and weightless aquatic environment. If you are not sure if diving is for you, come along and give it a try. pool group  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 10. A parent or guardian must be at the poolside for children under the age of 16. All students must fill in a PADI Discover Scuba Statement prior to participation.  
  Course Content    
  pool group At the poolside we will give you an introduction to very basic dive theory and how your scuba equipment works before getting you kitted up to enjoy your experience with one of our PADI professionals. You will be given time to adjust to the exhilarating feeling of breathing underwater before setting off on your unforgettable experience - your first dive!
Course Duration
Two hours. One hour basic theory & kit set up and one hour in the water. How much is it and what is included? The course costs £25 and includes all equipment, although you will need a swimsuit / shorts and a towel. Bring a rash vest or t-shirt too as you’ll be submerged for a period of time and it’s best to be warm!
 
  What happens next?  
  You will receive a poolside de-brief regarding your first dive and if you decide you want to continue the Scuba experience you can progress to the PADI Open Water Course. If you enjoyed your experience that much and decide at a later date to do the PADI Open Water course with us we will deduce the cost of this experience from the Open Water course fee.  
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  PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING DAY EXPERIENCE 
  Course Outline    
  This is a wonderful day experience program that we run for complete beginners. The course allows you to familiarise yourself with scuba equipment and experience the thrill of diving in one of our safe and fun open water locations under the direct supervision of your PADI instructor. st brides beach  
Pre-Requisites
Minimum age is 10. We however insist that a parent or guardian is also present during the experience for children under the age of 16. All individuals must fill in a PADI Discover Scuba Statement and Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
  Course Content    
  st brides group We have a number of beautiful and very safe open water sites to choose from, either here along the stunning Gower Peninsular or in Pembrokeshire for this experience. The bays we use offer almost swimming pool like qualities, being well enclosed with a sandy bottoms. After meeting your Instructor and assistants at the open water site, you will be given an introduction to the scuba equipment that you will use and a briefing to familiarise you to the safety aspects of diving. On completion, we will assist you in kitting up and we will enter the water to begin your unforgettable experience - your first dive!  
  Don't worry if you are not too confident, you will be closely supervised and the experience is completely at your own pace. We have a break for lunch and discuss what we have done and seen before re-entering the water in the afternoon to progress and go a little deeper – if you wish. One of the sites we use is also on the edge of a conservation area meaning that fishing is banned - therefore an abundance of sea-life is to be seen!  
  Course Duration    
  Whole day experience which is dependent on tide times and we meet a few hours before high tide.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £120 per person, which includes full equipment hire. You will, however require a towel, packed lunch (some of the sites have cafes) and a swimsuit or shorts to wear under the wetsuits we provide. There are also toilet facilities at the site.  
  What happens next?  
  You will receive a de-brief regarding your day experience and if you have progressed sufficiently throughout the day will be given credit towards the PADI Open Water Course.  
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  PADI OPEN WATER COURSE 
  Course Outline    
  This course is the first fully certificated and internationally recognised scuba diving course, your first step to becoming a certified scuba diver. There are many agencies to choose from but PADI is by far the most popular in the world with, at the last count approximately 5800 centres in over 180 countries. On completion of the course you will be qualified to dive to 18 metres with another scuba diver. The course is a minimum of five pool sessions at Morriston Leisure Centre (SA6 6NN) every Thursday evening (6.45-9pm) along with two mid week evening theory sessions at your convenience. We then progress to open water for two full days normally at the weekend where we complete four open water dives. pool teach  
  Pre-Requisites    
  Minimum age is 10, 12-15 year olds will be awarded the PADI Junior Open Water certification (maximum depth 12 metres). All students must fill in a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation. You will also need two passport-sized photos ready for the end of the course  
  Course Content    
  underwater group At the first pool session we issue you with all your PADI open water crewpack which contains all the materials you need for the course. The crewpack contains a manual with quizzes for you to do at home, two DVDs to further re-enforce what you’ve been taught along with a logbook to log your dives and an electronic dive planner to assist you plan your dives.
We meet for five consecutive weeks at the pool where we will firstly go over some theory and the homework from the previous week before we get kitted up for our next full hour in the water to progress and learn new skills. We normally find, due to people’s busy lives they may miss a pool session during the course, don’t worry we are flexible, to a degree.
 
  Similarly, if you or we feel you could benefit from an extra session or two we’ll include this too. In the pool you’ll learn the key 20 skills including how to deal with a flooded mask and how to control your buoyancy and deal with an emergency. You’ll need to be able to swim too, just eight lengths of the 25m pool, no time and to conduct a ten minute tread water. During the course we meet for a couple of theory sessions, some schools don’t do this but we find it to be a huge benefit to help you learn, particularly when we start learning about dive planning. Once this element of the course is complete we will give you an easy multi-choice exam to do. Don’t worry, you’ll be well prepared for it and in the six years we’ve been running we’ve never had anyone fail!

The final part of the course will see us move to one of our fabulous open water locations for two days to complete your four open water dives, normally at the weekend. We use either a stunning location in Pembrokeshire about an hour’s drive from Swansea or the National Dive Activity Centre at Chepstow, an hour in the other direction for when the weather is bad, or you wish. It’s your course and both sites have considerable things to see. When the course is conducted at the weekend we normally stay over and make a point of maximising your training. We use a campsite in Pembrokeshire and have access to a quality B&B at a discounted rate. In Chepstow there are a number of B&Bs in town, one of which is a popular location and we’re well looked after. We have an active dive club too and there’ll be plenty of friendly faces around to boost your confidence.
 
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £395 which also includes your open water crewpack, full equipment hire and certification fee.  
  What is not included?  
  Travel to and from the training locations and open water sites are your responsibility but we can frequently arrange lifts if you’re stuck! Also, at NDAC Chepstow there is an entry fee payable directly to the site for the day.  
  What happens after the Open Water Course?  
  Well done, you’re now a qualified, internationally recognised scuba diver! You’ll receive a full debrief from your instructor as to how your course went. The next rung on the ladder is the PADI Advanced Open Water course which will give you more tools and an increased depth rating from 18 metres to 30 metres. We pride ourselves on not being a ‘scuba factory’ and as such will either recommend that you gain some experience before attending the PADI Advanced Open Water diver course or if you’ve done well enough to enrol straight away. As mentioned earlier, we also have a dive club with members from various walks of life connected through our passion of the ocean. You’re welcome to join us and for a token £15 a year payment you’ll receive discounted rates on equipment hire and courses and invites on events and dive trips throughout the year.  
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  PADI OPEN WATER REFERRAL 
  Course Outline    
  Got a holiday planned? Don’t want to spend a few days of your holiday learning theory in the classroom and the pool? Then this is the course for you. You’ll complete all your pool sessions and theory sessions with us before completing the open water component of the course (4 dives in 2 days) at any one of over 5,800 dive centres in 180 countries within 12 months
Pre-Requisites
Minimum age is 10 and all students must fill in a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.
open water  
  Course Content    
  open water At the first pool session we issue you with all your PADI open water crewpack. The crewpack contains a manual with quizzes for you to do at home, two DVDs to further re-enforce what you’ve been taught along with a logbook to log your dives and an electronic dive planner to assist you plan your dives.

We meet for five consecutive weeks at the pool where we will firstly go over some theory and the homework from the previous week before we get kitted up for our next full hour in the water to progress and learn new skills. We normally find, due to people’s busy lives they may miss a pool session during the course, don’t worry we are flexible, to a degree.
 
  In the pool you’ll learn the key 20 skills including how to deal with a flooded mask and how to control your buoyancy and deal with an emergency. You’ll need to be able to swim too, just eight lengths of the 25m pool, no time and to conduct a ten minute tread water. During the course we meet for a couple of theory sessions, some schools don’t do this but we find it to be a huge benefit to help you learn, particularly when we start learning about dive planning. Once this element of the course is complete we will give you an easy multi-choice exam to do. Don’t worry, you’ll be well prepared for it and in the six years we’ve been running we’ve never had anyone fail!  
  You’ll then be given the necessary paperwork to take with you on holiday to allow that PADI dive centre to take you on and complete your four open water dives.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £250 and includes kit hire for the pool and PADI open water crewpack containing manual, electronic dive planner, logbook and DVDs.  
  What is not included?  
  Travel to and from the training locations is your responsibility.  
  What happens after the Open Water Referral Course?  
  Now that all the theory and confined water sessions are complete you may now conduct the remaining four open water dives at any PADI dive centre worldwide within a year from the date of completion of your referral course.

Once you have gained certification as a PADI Open Water Diver you have the option of moving on to the PADI Advanced Open Water diver course, which will increase your experience and develop your underwater skills whilst giving you a taste of PADI Specialty courses and things to come. Once you’re qualified and return to the UK you’ll be more than welcome to join our dive club with members from various walks of life connected through our passion of the ocean. For a token £15 a year payment you’ll receive discounted rates on equipment hire and courses and invites on events and dive trips throughout the year.
 
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  PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE 
  Course Outline    
  There are many reasons why individuals sign up for the Advanced Open Water course. Some feel that they want to learn about underwater tasks, to see different creatures or experience new adventures. Some dive centres insist that Open Water divers are supervised in certain areas, and as an Advanced Open Water diver your qualification adds more credibility. However, the largest incentive to undertaking the Advanced Open Water course is the fact that you will be trained to dive to 30 metres as opposed to 18 metres for Open Water divers. It is widely recognised that there are greater attractions, such as wrecks and sea-life at these depths. There’s a lot to it, the PADI open water course has taught you to dive – now the toolbox is out and you’ll learn how to use specific equipment underwater tailored to the dive you’re actually doing. water  
  Pre-Requisites  
  PADI Open Water diver (or equivalent certification from another training agency). Minimum age is 12 and 12 to 15 year olds will be issued with Junior certification with a maximum depth of 21 metres. All students must fill in a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content    
  underwater This course is very much 'hands on' and you learn more about diving by diving! You will be given a PADI advanced open water manual several weeks before the course and will have to complete the knowledge reviews of the five elected dives you’ll be completing.

 
You will conduct two core dives - 'Underwater Navigation' and 'Deep' plus a choice of three other dives such as:
 
  • Search & Recovery
  • Wreck
  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Night
  • Multilevel & Computer
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Boat
     
  Before your dives we will go over the knowledge review you’ve completed before a comprehensive brief on the up and coming dive.  
  Course Duration  
  Two days.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £295 and includes:  
 
  • PADI Adventures in Diving manual and data carrier
  • Air fills
  • PADI certification fee
     
  What is not included?
  Travel to and from the training locations are your responsibility as are the entry fee to NDAC Chepstow should we be using this site. Kit hire is also not included in the course fee.
  What happens next?
  Once you have gained certification as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you have the option of progressing to the PADI Rescue diver course, where you will learn prevent and manage likely problems through to assisting other divers with problems. Your completed adventure dives may also be credited towards the first dive of a related PADI speciality course. If you’ve done your Open Water course elsewhere or have joined the course through an other diving agency you’re still welcome to join our diving club with members from various walks of life connected through our passion of the ocean. For a token £15 a year payment you’ll receive discounted rates on equipment hire and courses and invites on events and dive trips throughout the year.  
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  PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE 
  Course Outline    
  The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver's knowledge and experience and a prerequisite before enrolling on the PADI Divemaster course and becoming a PADI professional. Already competent in their own ability Rescue Divers now learn to look beyond themselves and to consider the safety and well-being of other divers and respond accordingly should a situation arise. The course introduces the necessary skills required in the unlikely event of a diving accident and builds your confidence providing you with valuable experience in emergency management. You will learn to deal with tired, panicked and unresponsive divers and learn in water resuscitation and egress techniques. water  
  Pre-Requisites    
 
  • PADI Advanced Open Water diver (or equivalent certification from another training agency).
  • Prior to certification all students must have completed a sanctioned first aid course which includes CPR training within the past 2 years. If you’ve not got a first aid qualification or have lapsed we can run the EFR (Emergency First Response) course at a reduced rate in conjunction with your Rescue Diver course.
  • All students must fill in a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.
  • Minimum age is 12 and 12 to 15 year olds will be awarded a junior certification.
 
  Course Content    
  water The course is in three phases – Knowledge development, confined water training sessions and open water dives.  
Knowledge Development
You will work through one chapter of your manual at a time in a similar fashion to that of your previous PADI courses. This allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace. Prior to entering the water for each week's Confined Water sessions you will undertake academic sessions taken by your PADI instructor to ensure a comprehensive understanding of Rescue theory.
  Confined Water Training  
  After each Knowledge Development session you will move to the pool where you will put into practice what you have learnt so far. This phase of the course will focus upon problem solving and accident management techniques, which will be run by way of realistic but very enjoyable scenario exercises.  
  Open Water Training  
  We now move to an open water site for you to bring all your skills together and take part in a series of open water rescue scenarios in a realistic setting.  
  Course Duration  
  Typically, three to four pool sessions with one knowledge development session followed by a final exam before we move to an open water site for two days open water training.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £295 (£385 including EFR course) and includes:  
 
  • PADI Rescue Diver manual.
  • PADI Diving Accident management workslate.
  • Pocket mask.
  • Certification fee.
   
  What is not included?  
  Travel to and from the training locations and Open Water sites are your responsibility. Kit hire is also not included in the course fee.  
  What happens next?  
  Once you have gained certification as a PADI Rescue Diver you have the option of progressing to the first professional level course in the PADI system - PADI Divemaster. On completion of Divemaster training you are able to then gain employment in the dive industry here in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to PADI Master Scuba Diver, PADI's highest non-professional rating. On completion of your course, you are welcome to consolidate your skills and meet new friends who share your interest in diving and the underwater world. We meet at Morriston Leisure Centre every Monday evening for a dive between 8 and 9pm, obviously keeping clear of the course in progress, followed by a decompression stop at the local pub! You will also be made very welcome to join us on the many diving trips organised throughout the year in the UK and abroad.  
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  PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER 
  Course Outline    
  This is the top level of the PADI recreational non – instructional ladder. To attain the grade of PADI Master Scuba Diver you will already be a PADI Rescue diver with 25 logged dives and completed five speciality courses. This grade is not required however, to proceed onto the PADI Divemaster course. For information on speciality courses available with us, check the ‘Speciality Courses’ tab and we run a ‘five for four deal’, do five speciality courses with us and have the cheapest for free.  
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  PADI DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP  
  Course Outline    
  Just to qualify to enter the PADI Divemaster course is an accomplishment, and that you're here is no accident! You've learned a great deal through training and through experience. By the time you complete the course and earn the PADI Divemaster certification, you'll have accomplished a great deal more and have taken your first solid steps into diving's leadership ranks which will allow you go gain employment as a Divemaster the world over. On successful completion of the course, your role will be to assist Instructors with the training of student divers and you will be authorised to supervise diving activities for certified divers and snorkelers. You’ll also have the option to complete an added module at no extra cost to become a Discover Scuba Diver Leader authorised to teach discover scuba diving courses. water  
  Pre-Requisites    
 
  • PADI Rescue Diver (Or equivalent certification from another training agency).
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • 20 logged dives at commencement of the course and 60 logged dives before course completion.
  • Proof of first aid/CPR training within the last 24 months.
 
  Course Content  
  The PADI Divemaster course is a performance-based programme and is divided into three modules: Knowledge Development, Waterskills & Stamina and Practical Application. You’ll attend pool sessions, theory sessions and open water training with live courses to gain the necessary experience to work in the industry.  
  Knowledge Development  
  This module establishes the foundation that candidates need as professional-level divers and for continuing to the PADI Assistant Instructor and Instructor levels. Candidates meet the performance requirements for this module through a combination of independent study, classroom sessions and evaluation by written work and written exams.  
  Topics covered are:
  • The role and characteristics of a PADI Divemaster.
  • Supervising diving activities for certified divers.
  • Assisting with student divers in training.
  • Dive theory introduction.
  • Dive physics.
  • Physiology.
  • Equipment.
  • Decompression theory and dive tables.
  • Divemaster conducted programmes.
  • Risk management.
  • Business of diving.
  • Furthering your career.
   
  Water Skills and Stamina    
  water This module develops candidates in water skills to the level appropriate for demonstrating to student divers and to prepare for higher training levels. The Stamina Assessment is made up of basic swimming, snorkelling skills & a tired diver tow with the opportunity for improvement where necessary.

You will undertake rescues of a simulated unresponsive and non-breathing diver and your skills will be refined beyond the Rescue Diver level. You will also learn to perfect the 20 basic scuba skills learned in your Open Water course and to demonstrate them effectively.
 
  Practical Application  
  Here you will put into practice the skills typical of a Divemaster. You will learn to make and develop your own map, solve underwater problems and supervise a number of open water programmes. Under supervision, you will practice and develop skills with actual student divers on their appropriate coruses.  
  Course Duration  
  Your internship will depend totally on your commitment. Typically, the average candidate completes the internship between 9 and 18 months.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £550 which includes your pool fees and air fills. As this is quite a costly course we break the payments into three bite size chunks. A third is payable at the beginning with two further payments, one mid-way through your course and the final instalment prior to course completion.  
  What is not included?  
  Travel to and from the training locations and open water sites are your responsibility. You will also require a number of course materials in order to complete the course, which is in the region of £130.  
  What happens next?  
  Once you’ve passed your course and awarded the grade of PADI Divemaster you’ll be in a position to assist with the running of courses here at Bay Divers and get paid for it when there is a requirement! You’ll be given a login to the PADI Pros website where you’ll be kept up to date with dive industry news and developments along with a ‘members toolbox’ of necessary paperwork for you to utilise. On your PADI Pros site there is also a page of available job opportunities at a number of dive centres throughout the world.  
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  INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE PREPARATION  
  Course Outline    
  As a qualified Divemaster you are now ready to progress to the Instructor Development Course. Many Instructor Candidates find themselves with considerable ‘skill fade’, perhaps it’s been a while since your DM course or perhaps you feel you need a sharpen up before the intense Instructor course ahead. water  
Pre-Requisites
Be a current ‘In Teaching Status’ PADI Divemaster with an AI/IDC course booked.
Course Content
This course is divided into two component parts: Knowledge Development & practical application.
  Knowledge Development  
  As you will remember from your Divemaster course you had two exams only with questions made up from topics such as dive theory, dive physics & physiology. On your IDC you will have to pass individual exams and you’ll not only revisit these topics but go into them in more detail giving you added confidence before the course.  
  Topics to be covered up to instructor level:    
 
  • PADI courses & standards
  • Dive theory.
  • Dive physics.
  • Physiology.
  • Equipment.
  • Decompression theory and dive tables.
  • Divemaster conducted programmes.
  • Risk management.
  • Business of diving.
   
  Practical Application      
  water Here you will fine tune not only your open water skills but revisit component parts of courses you’ll be teaching as an Instructor, from the advanced open water course up to and including the lengthy Divemaster course.

Course Duration

Two full days.

 
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £195 and includes air fills and access to necessary equipment and course materials.  
  What is not included?  
  Travel to and from the training locations and Open Water sites are your responsibility as is the entry fee to NDAC Chepstow should we decide to use this venue.  
  What happens next?  
  On completion, you’ll have an exceptional standard of knowledge and competence which, will stand you in good stead for the intense Instructor Development Course ahead.  
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  REFRESHER COURSE 
  Course Outline    
  We conduct refresher courses both in the pool and in open water, so if you’ve not dived for six months and feel you could do with blowing those cobwebs away, then this is the course for you!  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Be a qualified diver from any agency and to complete a medical questionnaire.  
  Course Content  
  The course is completely dependent on your experience and competence but regardless we take it right back to basics with some basic theory revision, an equipment update and get you back into diving gear to refresh those long lost skills giving you renewed confidence in your diving ability.  
  Course Duration  
  Pool – One or two sessions
Open water – Half a day
 
  How much is it and what is included?  
  Pool - £40 which includes kit rental and air fill.  
  Open Water - £60 excludes kit rental.
Complete kit rental for one dive - £30, two dives £40.
 
  What is not included?  
  Travel to and from the training locations and open water sites are your responsibility as is the entry fee to NDAC Chepstow should we decide to use this venue.  
  What happens next?  
  On completion of your refresher course you’ll be given a decal and a logbook entry will be made allowing you to resume your diving adventures with renewed confidence.  
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