PADI DEEP DIVER SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  Deep diving is not only challenging but extremely exhilarating! With the PADI Deep Diver speciality course you will be able to experience that excitement first hand by extending your recreational depth limit to 40 metres. During the course you will learn how to plan, set up and execute deep dives with particular consideration factors such as increased air consumption, temperature changes, shorter no-decompression limits and physiological effects such as nitrogen narcosis. By the end of the course you will be confident in your ability to safely dive deeper and understand how to avoid and deal with problems associated with deeper diving. Deep Diving  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 15 and students must hold a PADI Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content    
  pool group The course consists of a knowledge development session and four open water dives over two days. Subjects covered include:
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving.
  • Risk factors, decompression table review.
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
  • Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy control considerations.
  • Procedures for flying after diving and high altitude diving.
  • Orientation to decompression chambers.
 
  Knowledge Development  
  Before we meet for the course at the designated open water location you’ll be given your PADI Deep Diver manual to complete. We will review your knowledge review prior to commencement of the first dive.  
  Open Water Dives  
  Students must complete four Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Deep Diver. Each dive has specific tasks designed to help students understand the safety techniques, equipment selection and physiological aspects of deeper diving. Timed tasks, navigational exercises & simulated emergency decompression stops are amongst the skills completed during the four dives and you will be taken to your maximum depth rating of 40 metres. Course Duration  
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by four dives over two separate days.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £170 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Deep Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  The use of National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow is used when weather conditions are poor in West Wales and the entrance fee there is £17 per day, cheaper if you are a member.  
  What next?  
  Being a PADI Deep Diver you will now have the training to deal with extended depth limits allowing you to make limited wreck penetrations of a maximum of 40 linear metres, therefore you should think seriously about enrolling on the PADI Wreck Diver speciality course. Our 'Wreck Spec' course introduces divers to limited wreck penetration, line-laying with specialist equipment and students are taught fundamental principles of planning and executing safe and enjoyable wreck dives. Alternatively, you may wish to progress into the world of technical diving and you’ll need to complete the Nitrox course as well as the Deep Diver course before you progress.  
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  PADI WRECK DIVER SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore a wreck of a long lost ship and add a little more excitement by exploring the inside? Our PADI Wreck Specialty course introduces divers to limited wreck penetration and line-laying with specialist equipment. Divers are taught the fundamental principles of planning and executing safe and enjoyable wreck dives. The emphasis is safety orientated and your will also learn several methods of wreck navigation, propulsion and buoyancy techniques, whilst discovering some very interesting wrecks here off the South Wales coast or abroad on one of our exciting annual trips! pool group  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 15 and students must hold a PADI Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session and four open water dives over two days. Subjects covered include:  
 
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving.
  • Special equipment such as penetration lines and reels.
  • Preparation and use of underwater lighting.
  • Limited visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures.
 
  Knowledge Development  
  Before we meet for the course at the designated open water location you’ll be given your PADI Wreck Diver manual to complete. We will review your knowledge review prior to commencement of the first dive  
  Open Water Dives  
  pool group Students must complete four Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Wreck Diver. The first day is conducted at the National Diving Activity Centre in Chepstow where we will carry out two dives. During these dives you will learn how to navigate and map a wreck, identifying and logging hazards, points of interest and potential penetration points. Prior to planning and executing the second penetration dive you will practice line deployment and retrieval, swimming technique and correct line contact.

We will then move to an open water site to conduct a further two dives diving a live wreck, not something that has been sunk on purpose.
 
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by four dives over two separate days.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £185 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Wreck Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  The use of National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow is used when weather conditions are poor in West Wales and the entrance fee is £17. Kit rental is also not included but if you are missing some bits we can provide equipment rental at a competitive rate. For the second day of the course we’ll need to hire a boat and this is normally between £40 and £50 for two dives.  
  What next?  
  Now that you have the taste for exciting wreck dives, why not explore those a little deeper by enrolling on the PADI Deep Diver speciality course. Many of the less explored wrecks lie in deeper water, which require more in depth dive planning and equipment considerations. During the PADI Deep Diver course you will learn how to plan, set-up & execute deep dives with particular consideration to factors such as increased air consumption, temperature changes, shorter no-decompression limits and physiological effects like nitrogen narcosis.  
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  PADI ENRICHED AIR (NITROX) SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  By diving with enriched air rather than normal breathing air you can considerably extend your no-decompression limits whilst minimising your surface interval time, hence more time in the water! The PADI Enriched Air Specialty course is designed to teach recreational divers to use enriched air (nitrox), for fun, safe, no-stop recreational diving. The course addresses the use of enriched air with 22-40% oxygen content. nitrox  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 15 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of knowledge development, practical applications and an optional open water dive.  
  Knowledge Development  
  Before we meet we issue you with the PADI Enriched Air ‘Nitrox’ manual which you go through in your own time before we meet for our theory session. You’ll be given a powerpoint presentation to help re-enforce the learning requirements before a practical session on how to analyse and correctly mark a nitrox cylinder. Finally, there’s a relatively easy multi-choice exam to complete.  
  Open Water Dives  
  Students have the option to complete an open water dive to certify as a PADI enriched air diver. During the dive you will analyse and record your cylinder contents, calculate your maximum depth/time limits and complete the necessary paperwork to log your enriched air dive.  
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by exam and an optional enriched air dive..  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £80 (£140 to include an optional open water dive) and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Enriched Air Manual .
  • PADI equivalent air depth table and oxygen exposure table.
  • PADI 32% and 36% EAN Recreational Dive Planner.
  • PADI Enriched air fill if completing the optional dive.
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  For the optional open water dive we prefer to use the National Dive Activity Centre at Chepstow. Kit hire is also not included but we do offer competitive rates on any kit you’re short of.  
  What next?  
  By now you may well have completed the PADI deep diver course. If so, it’s now perhaps time to think about enrolling on one of our technical diving courses either in the PADI TecRec system or Technical Diving International.  
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  PADI DRY SUIT SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  In UK waters and particularly during winter months, a drysuit is certainly an essential piece of diving equipment any diver could possess. They ensure warmth and comfort whilst quite possibly extending your dive time. This course is an introduction to dry suit diving and helps you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for dry suit diving.  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 10 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session, one confined water session in your dry suit followed by two open water dives. Topics covered include:  
  dry suit
  • Introduction to different types of drysuit.
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in a drysuit.
  • Proper procedures for buoyancy control.
  • Ascent and descent technique training.
  • Routine maintenance and performance checks on dry suits.
   
         In practical training you will learn:    
 
  • Preparation and wearing of a dry suit.
  • Buoyancy control.
  • Recovery from an inverted position.
  • After diving care of your suit .
   
  Course Duration  
  One evening session of diving your drysuit at the pool before we move to an open water location for two open water dives in one day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £150 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Drysuit Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  The entry fee to the National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow, should we use the site is not included. Kit hire is also not included but we have competitive rates on rental of diving equipment.  
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  PADI EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST COURSE  
  Course Outline    
  The PADI Equipment Specialist course will familiarise you with the functions and operation of a plethora of scuba diving equipment. You will develop a better understanding of how your dive gear works, how to conduct minor repairs and recommendations for care, maintenance and servicing of your equipment.  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 10 and students must hold a PADI Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation.  
  Course Content  
  The course will cover:  
  Equipment
  • Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures.
  • Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment.
  • Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures and equipment storage.
  • Introduction to technical diving equipment. You’ll get to see and learn something about open and closed circuit diving equipment and all ancillary equipment used.
 
  Course Duration  
  One day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £80 which includes PADI Certification fee.  
 
  • PADI Wreck Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
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  PADI PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY COURSE  
  Course Outline    
  Ever seen that occasional diver in the perfect horizontal aspect, gliding effortlessly through the water? That’s what we call trim, good trim! With the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course we will spend quality time with you to help you master this skill which will in turn allow you to swim more efficiently and use less air. We concentrate our efforts on diagnosing and addressing buoyancy problems and polishing buoyancy control techniques well above that of the Open Water diver. By the end of the course you will have achieved proper weighting, distribution plus efficient kicking and finning techniques which will in turn help you to hover effectively to take that perfect photo whilst protecting the delicate aquatic environment around you. pool group  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 10 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Outline  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session followed by two open water dives. Subjects covered include:  
 
  • Buoyancy checks.
  • Fine-tuning buoyancy underwater.
  • Weight position and distribution.
  • Streamlining.
  • Visualisation.
  • Hovering.
  • Use and adaption of various fin kick techniques.
 
  Students must complete four Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Wreck Diver. The first day is conducted at the National Diving Activity Centre in Chepstow where we will carry out two dives. During these dives you will learn how to navigate and map a wreck, identifying and logging hazards, points of interest and potential penetration points. Prior to planning and executing the second penetration dive you will practice line deployment and retrieval, swimming technique and correct line contact.

We will then move to an open water site to conduct a further two dives diving a live wreck, not something that has been sunk on purpose.
 
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by two dives completed in a day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £150 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Course material.
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  The use of National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow is used when weather conditions are poor in West Wales and the entrance fee is £17. Kit rental should you need it is available at very competitive rates.  
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  PADI NIGHT DIVER SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  This course introduces you to night diving techniques, use of torches & chemical sticks both underwater and on the surface. You are likely to see very different patterns of behaviour of sealife in the aquatic realm at night from stationery fish in the water to others hunting. More reclusive creatures are normally seen too such as octopus. The course gives you the confidence to dive at night, thoroughly enjoyable!  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 10 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session followed by three open water dives. Subjects covered include:  
  drift
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving.
  • Surface and underwater lighting considerations.
  • Use of different types of torches.
  • Overview of emergency and safety equipment required.
  • Entry and exit techniques.
   
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by three dives conducted in one or two days.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £150 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Night Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  Perhaps you need to rent some kit? We offer kit rental at a very reasonable price.  
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  PADI DRIFT DIVER SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  The beautiful South Wales coastline offers some tremendous underwater currents; on the PADI Drift Diver course you will experience the thrill of gliding effortlessly with the current over some distance. The course is completely safe and we make use of a boat for drop off and pick-ups.  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 12 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session followed by two open water dives. Subjects covered include:  
  drift
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving.
  • Special equipment requirements.
  • Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication.
  • Site Selection and overview of aquatic currents, causes and effects.
  • Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group.
   
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by two dives conducted in one day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £150 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Drift Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  Depending on what boat we use there is a boat fee, which is normally in the region of £40 to £50 for the day. Kit rental is also not included but is available at competitive prices.  
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  PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  The PADI Search & Recovery course teaches you some basic underwater navigation and search & recovery techniques. Certainly of benefit to enable you to confidently find and recover objects from the sea bed.  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 12 and students must hold a PADI Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session followed by four open water dives covering:  
  serach
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of search and recovery diving.
  • Limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques .
  • Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels .
  • Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices.
  • Search patterns.
 
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by four dives over two separate days.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £170 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  The entry fee to the National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow, should we use the site is not included. Kit hire is also not included but we have competitive rates on rental of diving equipment.  
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  PADI RNLI SEA SURVIVAL  
  Course Outline    
  This new, exciting distinctive speciality Course, has been developed in conjunction with the RNLI and is only available within the UK. This course will enhance and develop your skills already learned, also increase your confidence, and make you better prepared for diving in the sea waters of the UK, some of which particularly here along the South Wales coastline have the second highest tidal ranges in the world! RNLI  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 12 and students must hold a minimum PADI Open Water Certification.  
  Course Content    
  RNLI We'll meet up with you one evening, to discuss and look at the knowledge development presentations, this is a relaxed presentation which we normally complete on the Thursday before we proceed to open water. The open water dives, are normally held in the picturesque setting of St Brides Haven, in UKs only Marine Conservation Zone or on one of the local Gower divesites if you prefer and conditions allow. Here we will meet up in the morning, and make two dives during the day. You'll learn:
  • DIVE PLANNING (buddy teams, tides, weather, surface support, site conditions, etc)
  • DIVER PREPERATION (emergency equipment to attract attention, exposure protection, personal responsibility)
  • NAVIGATION AND SAFETY (O2, first aid kits, visual and audible signalling devices)
  • LOW VIZ CONDITIONS (buddy teams, and separation, missing diver, buddy lines etc)
  • SURFACE CONDITIONS (contact with boat and rescuers)
  • OUT OF AIR EMERGENCIES (various sources of alternative spare air)
  • SMBs (Use of and various different types, including dive flags and ‘blobs’)
 
  Course Duration  
  One evening for theory and two open water dives in one day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £140 and includes the following:  
 
  • Equipment hire if required.
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
 

Travel to and from the training locations and open water sites are your responsibility and most of the sites we use don't offer café facilities so bring your own packed lunch.  

 
  What happens after the course?  
 

This course will also count towards one of your specialities toward the prestigious title of ‘Master Scuba Diver', the highest non-instructional rating in the PADI recreational diver system. On completion of the course and current qualification dependent, perhaps the PADI Rescue Diver course may be the way to go. It's considered by many, to be the most rewarding course that they have taken part in. The course will give you not only the confidence but the skills required in order understanding and deal with diver emergencies.

 
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  PADI BOAT DIVER SPECIALITY  
  Course Outline    
  Most of the world's best dive-sites are only accessible by boat and in a lot of situations it’s a given that you’ll be diving from a boat. The course is run for those individuals who could do with a confidence boost and perhaps feel apprehensive by the thought of dropping in from a boat to the depths below. The course is designed to be an introduction to boat diving and will help you develop the skills; knowledge and techniques for boat diving. You’ll learn effective entry and exit techniques from various boats, essential equipment that boats carry along with boating terminology.  
  Pre-Requisites  
  Minimum age is 10 and students must hold a PADI Open Water Diver or hold a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation. Students must also fill out a PADI medical questionnaire prior to participation.  
  Course Content  
  The course consists of a knowledge development session followed by two open water boat dives. Subjects covered include:  
  boat
  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of boat diving.
  • Proper boat diving etiquette - storage of equipment and personal considerations.
  • Common boat terminology.
  • Local and specific boat diving laws .
  • Overview of emergency and safety equipment required.
  • Entry and exit techniques.
 
  Course Duration  
  One theory session followed by two dives conducted in one day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £150 and includes the following:  
 
  • PADI Boat Diver Manual .
  • PADI Certification fee.
 
  What is not included?  
  Depending on what boat we use there is a boat fee, which is normally in the region of £40 to £50 for the day. Perhaps you need to rent some kit? We offer kit rental at a very reasonable price.  
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  OXYGEN PROVIDER COURSE  
   
  Oxygen, water and food are fundamental to life. Of these three basic essentials, the deprivation of oxygen leads to death most rapidly. Oxygen therapy is therefore useful or necessary to treat many injuries, diseases and intoxications that interfere with normal oxygenation of the blood or tissues. Knowing how to activate emergency services and provide emergency oxygen are the two most important first aid steps for treating a diver suspected of suffering a near drowning or decompression illness (lung over-expansion injuries and decompression sickness) Emergency oxygen given to divers suffering from decompression illness may reduce damage to oxygen starved tissues and bubble size. Medical case histories show repeatedly that prompt delivery of 100 percent oxygen make a dramatic difference in the diver's immediate condition and in the effectiveness of subsequent treatment. Along with the legal requirement to have oxygen available at divesites, first responders must know how to provide oxygen in an emergency oxygen provider  
Pre-Requisites
  Students must be certified at the PADI Open Water diver level or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation. A current first certification is also required.  
  Course Outline    
  The course consists of a knowledge development session and practical application session. During the knowledge development you will learn  
 
  • Signs and symptoms of decompression illness and barotraumas.
  • Signs of near drowning and shock.
  • Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide poisioning.
  • First aid to deal with the above problems.
 
  During the practical application you will learn to conduct the five minute neurological exam and you will be made familiar with different oxygen delivery systems in use to enable you to deliver oxygen to an injured diver.  
  Course Duration  
  Half day.  
  How much is it and what is included?  
  The course costs £75, which includes tuition and certification fee.  
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