ScubaQuest has established close partnerships with all of the main training agencies – PADI, SDI and TDI – and is always looking for innovative ways to work with them in order to add value to our students and our fellow divers.
Check out below some details about the partnerships that we currently have in place.
The National Diving & Activity Centre
ScubaQuest is the ONLY Dive Centre EXCLUSIVELY based at The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC). This puts ScubaQuest in the unique position to benefit from a close working relationship the the NDAC staff and for our students to enjoy preferential access to transport and the gas room. Darren and Kaye have shown great support from the very beginning of our journey and also given us great advice when needed. It would not be an aggregation to say that it would have been incredibly more difficult without such knowledgeable and understanding partners.
ScubaQuest is fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise of Mark Powell, a world-renowned technical instructor and author of the dive bible ‘Deco for Divers’ as an affiliate instructor.
Mark has shown a great deal of support for how the business operates and relished the opportunity to support one of our SDI Open Water courses in an instructor role. At the end of the course Mark commented, “It does not matter how many times I do this, there is no greater pleasure in diving than seeing the smiles on the students’ faces as they emerge from their first underwater experience”.
Dr Oliver Firth
Being fit to dive is an important aspect for all of us who jump into the water. In addition, as a business, which is governed by Health and Safety legislation it is important that when conducting training courses, we ensure that safety is never compromised by providing fully trained surface support staff and medically approved in-water safety divers.
Dr Oli has run multiple sessions utilising the ScubaQuest Dive Centre facilities, where divers can book both ‘Fit to Dive’ medicals and HSE specific medicals. During these sessions over 80 medicals have been completed, with more planned during 2021.
You can find out more about Dr. Oli and Hyperdive Medical Services using the link below.
Bristol Channel Diving Services
Cardiff’s premier retail outlet, service centre and HSE SCUBA assessment organisation providing bespoke services and a comprehensive range of recreational and professional courses. Specialising in media safety, we pride ourselves on creating solutions to any problem you might face in the underwater world.
Help for Heroes
We at ScubaQuest are proud to be approved service providers of Scuba Diving Training for Help for Heroes through PADI training.
This is a project that is very close to the team’s heart, especially Mark, who is an ex-serviceman. We facilitated two programmes in 2019 with candidates coming from far and wide to take advantage of the outstanding support and wonderful opportunities that Help for Heroes provide for our ex-service people.
Read more in a special featured article in the ScubaQuest Blog.