Cardiff, Swansea Scuba Diving 19.01.18

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Free Diving, Snorkelling

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanethi,

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Heavy rain over the next few days, cold temperatures and stong winds 11 degrees down to 3 degrees, very high winds SW/N/NE and rain easing through Friday and getting heavier through the week. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND – Very Strong up to gale force South Westerly/ Esaterly/North Easterly winds throughout most of the week, easing on Friday  but getting stronger through the next week, most predominant wind will be Westerly upto 60 miles an hour. (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – The Sea’s will be rough and stormy over the next few days, the only exception may be Friday which has lighter winds and cleaner swell, some areas upto 40 mph – 60 mph winds across the region  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 7.51PM HEIGHT 8.93 Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, LLANLLEI, STACK POLE 

Again nothing to report really accept for the fact there is no diving anywhere in the region including Barry, Cardiff, Ogmore, Sker, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay, the swell is huge, the sea state is very rough, there are dangerous conditions across the area and the visibility is shocking so as usual at this time of year head inland if you want to get a dive in.

The PADI Open Water diver course is in full flow at the moment with students from all over South Wales, we are approaching the pool session training on 3rd February to complete the Open Water Course Referral section including the theory tests, we will be posting the details as they are completed.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 12.01.18

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Free Diving, Snorkelling

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanethi,

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Light rain over the next few days, cold temperatures and stong winds 10 degrees down to 2 degrees, very high winds SW/N/NE and rain easing through the week (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND – Very Strong up to gale force South Westerly/ Esaterly/North Easterly winds throughout most of the week, easing on Sunday  but getting stronger through the next week, most predominant wind will be Westerly. (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – The Sea’s will be rough and stormy over the next few days, the only exception may be Sunday which has lighter winds and cleaner swell, some areas upto 40 mph winds accross the region  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 3.10PM HEIGHT 8 Meters, Neap Tides

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9  Degrees

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, LLANLLEI, STACK POLE 

Nothing really has changed this week accept for the wind direction now more predominate Westerly rather than easterly, sea state is very rough and swell is huge throughout Cardiff, Porthcawl, Bridgend, Newport, Swansea, llanelli, no real chance of diving in the area unless you head over to West Wales and more protected Northerly facing beaches. Also need to wrap up warm as the temperatures are cold,

The next pool session for the PADI Open Water Diver course will be on 03rd February 2018, we are offering the PADI Open Water Diver and the PADI Divemaster courses in this month with students from all over South Wales.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 05.01.18

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Free Diving, Snorkelling

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanethi,

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Cold Temperatures across the South Wales region and high Easterly winds, rain clearing into the weekend and early next week. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 Degrees

WIND – Strong blustery Esaterly winds and changeable winds throughout most of the week and into weekend ( Strong www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – The swell is huge at the moment up to 20 foot on unprotected beaches, calming down Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE – HT 8.45PM HEIGHT 9.39Meters

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, LLANLLEI, STACK POLE 

We still have high winds and huge swells across the South Wales region including Newport, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Llanllei, Stackpole, so no diving over the next two days, Sunday, Monday and calming down, so could be accessible at the early part of the week, the problem will be the visability which would be down to zero or 1 meter.

2018 has started already for our diving season, we are running the PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Divemaster programmes at the moment and heading back into the water over the next couple of weekends, so hopefully the wind will drop and the Sea’s calm so we can get some quality Scuba Diving.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 02.01.18

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Free Diving, Snorkelling

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanethi,

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Rain and strong blustery wind over the next few days, week unsettled with varied wind, rain and temperatures Temp 1 – 12 degrees degrees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 Degrees

WIND – Strong blustery and changeable winds throughout most of the week and into weekend ( Strong www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Winds are strong and blustery from all directions and swell is big and stormy for most days 6 – 22ft swells  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE – HT 6.30PM HEIGHT 9.67Meters

VISIBILITY – 0 – 2 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, LLANLLEI, STACK POLE 

The weather at the moment is very unpredictable, in fact the only thing we can predict is that there will be no suitable Scuba diving conditions along the South Wales Coast, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, llanelli, Stackpole for the next few days due to stroms, sea state, visibility. The best option would be to head inland to protected dive facilities.

The start of a new year brings the start of our new PADI Open Water Diver programme, we are running the PADI Open Water diver course across the region with dates starting from today and through the rest of the year, conditions will not interrupt as we use theory, swimming pools and inland lakes for our initial diver training.

Scuba Diving Report South Wales 16.12.17

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Snorkelling

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanethi,

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Medium rain next two days, Dry and clear on weekend and into next week Temp 2 – 10 degrees degrees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 11 Degrees

WIND – Strong North to North West winds throughout most of the weekend and into next week, getting weaker into the week but cold air coming from the North (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Winds are strong offshores and cold, swell is big and blustery for most days until the wind drops into next week, swells are between 2 – 8 feet all week  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE – HT 4.32PM HEIGHT 8.7Meters

VISIBILITY – 0 – 2 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, LLANLLEI, STACK POLE 

The wind and subsequent swell have been large and consistent over the past few days and predicted for the next few days, the wind has been blowing strong and blustery again over the past few days and in all directions. This has made conditions unsuitable for diving across the region, even the usually protected beaches North facing in West Wales have seen strong Northerly winds. The best option is to head inland to the local dive training facilities, the water is getting colder so remember to wrap up extra warm.

We are still training the PADI Diver educational system throughout the winter ready for those holidays and the new season in 2018.  Students are undertaking the PADI Open Water Diver, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and the PADI Rescue diver at the moment

South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea Scuba Diving

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

High winds, big swells, big tides, limited visibility pretty much somes up the conditions for the scuba diving across South Wales including the Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea area’s. We need a period of calm for the diving conditions to clear and bring the visibility to an acceptable level.  Conditions are looking the same for the next few days so there will not be change across the region for some time.

Best option is to hed for the sheltered North facing beaches in Pembrokeshire including Martins Haven and St Brides, the other option as always is to go inland to the training sites in Chepstow and Somerset, but  even they are getting poor viability due to the adverse conditions. and heavy rainfall.

PADI Scuba Diving Training and Courses in Cardiff, Swansea and across South Wales

Next weekend we will be running the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the PADI Scuba Diver course and the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. The courses will be run in the pool at Hebron Hall in Cardiff with people attending from all over South Wales, Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend and Swansea. The courses will consist of swimming pool practical training and theory tests to establish the students ability to scuba dive in the Open Water  anywhere in the world.

We shall keep you upto date with all the training as we progress over the next few weeks. Also check out the facebook site for course dates and details.

 

 

Scuba Diving South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea 27.09.2017

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

It has been a very strange diving season in 2017, high winds, heavy rain, cold, damp, blustery conditions and this has continued into September and into October usually two of our better diving months. The conditions at the moment are not good for scuba diving in the South Wales region especially Cardiff and Swansea areas. The surf and swell is huge and constant at the moment, an after thought of the hurricanes out west.

Best option is to hed for the sheltered North facing beaches in Pembrokeshire including Martins Haven and St Brides, the other option as always is to go inland to the training sites in Chepstow and Somerset, but  even they are getting poor viability due to the adverse conditions.

 

PADI Scuba Diving Training and Courses in Cardiff, Swansea and across South Wales

We are now coming into one of our main seasons for dive training and courses especially with the PADI Open Water Diver Course, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and the PADI Rescue Diver Course. The pool sessions are initially being held on a day long session in Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys and then in a preferred Open Water Training site.

The courses will consist of Theory and exams as well as confined water training and Open Water Diving to achieve the PADI level of Scuba Diver Training and competency.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales conditions report 08.04.2016

Scuba Diving conditions report for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales  – The weathers certainly not great for diving in South Wales at the moment. The wind is high Westerlies and South Westerlies which will affect all the beaches along the Southern region. The swell has also been big over the past few days so to sum up the diving on the South Coast of Wales is not viable. The option as always is to head inland to chepstow, frome or even up to North Wales at Vivien and Dorothea inland diving sites. These sites will definitely have better water quality and visabilaty.

Scuba Diving training in Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales Next week we are taking our newly qualified PADI Open Water Referral Scuba divers to complete there four open water qualifying dives. They will be diving on the Saturday and the Sunday in order to obtain there full Open Water Diver qualification, we will also have our next group attending on 23/24th April to complete the same course.

Caution – Water temperatures are still cold 9 – 10 degrees generally both sea and fresh water, all precautions must be taken to ensure the right thermal protection including gloves, hoods, boots, 10mm semi dry suit, under layers, base layers etc.

Scuba Diving conditions report Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales 25.03.2016

Scuba Diving conditions report for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales 25.03.2016 Well its the Easter weekend and the weather has been fantastic. Hardly and wind or rain over the past few days so everything looks perfect for diving accross the region. However this is not the case for the next few days, high winds, big swells and driving rain in the order of the day for the Easter period. The sea state is stormy with winds getting up to gale force over the weekend, so this is definitely not the time to get in the water diving on the South coast of Wales. Best to get your board out and go for a surf, at least you get in the water. also visibility will be none existent.

The other option is to head inland to one of the UK inland diving facilities in Chepstow, Somerset, Bristol, the Midlands, East Midlands etc. These sites will be far better for the conditions and safety, being protected from most environmental issues apart from the cold and the rain.

We will be running the usual scuba diving PADI Open Water Diver Course at Hebron Hall in Cardiff South Wales next weekend in the swimming pool where its clear and warm. The students will to practising there diving skills so they can adapt their training to the Open Water. We will as always be training our rescue divers and trainee divemasters.

 

 

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales conditions report 11.03.2016

Scuba Diving conditions report for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales 11.03.2016 – The weather has definately settled over the past few days and looks clear for the next few days after. The wind has dropped and the swell has eased with settled conditions along the coastline. There could be a possibility of diving conditions being acceptable in regions of Swansea and South Wales over the next few days. The visibility may be poor due to the recent weather and sea movement but the water course should be safe and settled.

Areas of the mumbles in Swansea should suit best such as Oxwich bay which will see the better conditions though the next few days, areas such as stackpole quay further west should also have good settled conditions. The tide however is huge at the moment which should always be taken into consideration. We have had the biggest tides of the year over the past few days especially in areas around Cardiff and Swansea, up to 12 meters. This means the use of the rule of twelths is essential to predict the best dive times in the area, Generally the morning would be better with the tidal patterns and tidal streams.

We are running the PADI Open Water Diver course at the moment in Cardiff and Swansea to our new novice divers, the course will initially be held in the swimming pool in Cardiff and Swansea and then into the Open water for the full certification. The course will allow the students to dive worldwide up to 18 meters, we do however advise the divers as they are new to the experience be guided whilst developing there experience.