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Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 13.04

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

DATE – 13th April 2018

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

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

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

WEATHER – The weather is still quite cold but relatively dry across the region, heavy rain is predicted on Sunday for a while but the rest of the week looks quite dry, winds are high from Sunday on wards and from the West mainly. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND – Again this week is all about the wind, we have strong Westerlies coming in from Sunday which will massively effect coasteering from Swansea to Cardiff, gale force winds are predicted up to 35 mph on Sunday and through to the early part of the week.  (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Stormy week ahead with high Westerly winds especially from Sunday on wards creating a very rough sea state in the areas and beaches accross South Wales (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3FT – 16FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 5.52pm HEIGHT 8 .59Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METER

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

 

 

Big swell, big wind and stormy sea conditions will make diving in the local areas of Cardiff, Swansea, Aberavon, and Stackpole very hard over the next few days, especially with gale force winds on Sunday. Definately a time to head inland to the calmer sites not affected by the stormy sea conditions.

Huge weekend of diving last week with 28 students completing the PADI Open Water Diver Course and training for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. All students successfully have completed the referral section and now head for the four Open Water qualifying Scuba Dives.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 06.04.2018

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

DATE – 06th March 2018

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

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

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

WEATHER – Will vary in relationship to the wind, generally mornings are colder and afternoons getting warmer, temperatures between 2 degrees and 12 degrees, strong Easterly winds will bring cold weather especially in the mornings, rain showers on and off through out the day. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 8 Degrees

WIND – This week is all about the wind, Friday will bring high gale force winds Easterlies and very cold, the rest of the week then will calm down and turn more Northerly, winds can get up to 30 mph on Friday and then picking up again later into next week. (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – The Channel will get varied conditions with varying winds coming in from the East, North and West. Strong Easterlies will blow out Easterly beaches but Westerly beaches will be protected and there is alot of swell around this week from 2ft to 8 ft with consistent swell and surf throughout the regions and beaches close to Cardiff, Porthcawl, Southerdown and Swansea. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2FT – 8FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 10.40am HEIGHT 8 .36Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METER

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

 

The conditions are not good again this week, the swell and surf are big throughout the week inshore creating poor and dangerous conditions. Diving in the areas around Cardiff and Swansea are very reliant on the tides, wind and subsequantly swell and they are definitely not suitable for diving this week.

We have a full PADI Scuba Diving programme on Saturday with the PADI Open Water Referral Scuba diving course in the swimming pool in Hebron Hall in Cardiff, we have students from Swansea and even Somerset as well. A busy programme with students completing the PADI Open water course and the PADI Discover Scuba.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales 23.03

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

DATE – 23th March 2018

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

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

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

WEATHER – Warmer weather than recently, highs of 9 degrees and lows of 3 degrees, winds are lighter but still cold air coming in to all areas  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 8 Degrees

WIND – Wind is variable but weaker over the next few days with Westerly, southerly and south Westerly winds predicted. Friday will see the stronger winds from the West up to 30 mile per hour and then settling until mid week.(www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Big swells predicted and strong Southerly winds through the channel will cause choppy conditions when the wind settles the swell will be good and the Surf big on the push of the tide (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3FT – 8FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 9.35pm HEIGHT 8.32 Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METER

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

 

The Sea conditions as through out the winter have not been good around the coastline of Newport, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea and Llanelli, the swells and big, sea state rough, visibility low, and all round bad conditions for Scuba diving and snorkelling.

Now the weather were hopefully start to change for the better, with lighter winds and sunnier longer days, we are still running all the PADI courses in the system including PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster as well as the usual specialities, the courses are run through out the year in preparation for the diving season or diving abroad.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 09.03.2018

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

DATE – 09th March 2018

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

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

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

WEATHER – Milder air across the region bringing in rain for the next few days and blustery winds from the South and South West temperatures 5 – 10 degrees. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 7 Degrees

WIND – Strong Westerlies and South Westerlies over the next few days causing rough sea states and choppy swell in exposed regions strength 10 – 30 mph. (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – With the winds will come choppy and stormy sea states especially in exposed areas along the channel in Cardiff and Swansea (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3FT – 8FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT11.28pm HEIGHT 7.65Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METER

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

Conditions not good again this week, heavy rain, strong winds and big swells across South Wales including Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, regions, visibility will be bad and conditions hard, fortunately the inland sites will be working and accessible this weekend so diving can you ahead.

Its nearly our 20th year in business and we have just received the 20 year accolade from PADI International, check out our facebook site for the images. As always the PADI Open Water programmes are running including the PADI Open Water Diver and the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

We are also in the planning stages for South Africa and Spain trips, they will be running in August for Spain and January 2019 for South Africa so we shall keep you informed. Please cannot for details as spaces will be limited

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 02.03.18

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

DATE – 02nd March 2018

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

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

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

WEATHER – Atrocitious weather across the region, gale force winds, 3 foot snow, -10 degrees, blustry snow storms  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 7 Degrees

WIND – Easterly and very cold up to 40mph, dropping over the weekend and the next few days (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL -Strong cold Easterly then Southerly winds and storms, sea will be rough in the mid channel but protected on Westerly facing beaches.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1FT – 5FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT6pm HEIGHT 9.5Meters.

VISABILITY 0 – 1 Meter

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

 

Well the conditions were bad last week but they have got even worse if that could be possible, gale force winds, 3-4 feet of snow, blizzards, ice you name it we have it across Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli, Stackpole we cant even get to the inland dive sites. So diving is definitely OFF everywhere accept for Egypt, South Africa, Caribbean etc.

We are still running the PADI diving programmes including the PADI Open Water Diver course, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and the PADI Divemaster course, theory based at the moment and then in the pool as soon as the conditions clear to get on to site.

We are also in the planning stages for South Africa and Spain trips, they will be running in August for Spain and January 2019 for South Africa so we shall keep you informed.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 17.02

DATE – 17th February 2018

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, 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 – Dry conditions pretty much through out the week accept for Sunday when the rain comes in again, winds are blustery up to 30 mph generally in a Westerly and South Westerly direction, dropping by the end of the week.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 7 Degrees

WIND – Wind is variable again predominantly South Westerly and gusting upto 30 mph in stages, will be dropping off on Friday (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL -Strong winds again making variable rough conditions for the next few days but also brininging in good well conditions and with the dropping of the winds could get pretty epic surf into next week.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2FT – 6FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT6.59pm HEIGHT 9.1Meters.

VISABILITY 0 – 1 Meter

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

As you may have gathered the winter season does not provide the best conditions for scuba diving in the South Wales region especially around Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and Tenby areas, the winds are high, gusty and variable, swells and surf are consistantly bigger, weather is colder and visibility hard to come by. This week is no exception the swell is high, the winds are big, the visibility is low and big tides.

However there is always the back up of the inland sites to dive in and also trips abroad especially winter destinations such as Egypt, South Africa, Caribbean. As always we are training people through the PADI system for there PADI Open Water Diver Course, the PADI Open Water Referral diver course and all other courses in the system. Ten students have just been trained up to the Referral system and preparing for their Open Water qualifying dives.

Scuba Diving South Wales 08.02.18

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

DATE – 08th February 2018

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 -Again variable weather across the region with heavy rain on Thursday and Saturday, temperatures are cold but again variable 3 – 7 degrees but higher than freezing. High West and South Westerly winds across the region (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 7 Degrees

WIND – Winds are strong West to South Westerlies over the next few days, up to 30 mph in some cases, again variable direction and strength. Must keep watching wind indicators (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL -Very rough over the next few days, high seas, strong winds, big swell. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 4FT – 16FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 11.52am HEIGHT 7.8Meters.

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

 

Yet again this winter were not having the best conditions for sea based diving in the local areas around Cardiff, Ogmore, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanllei and Stackpole quay. The seas are rough, the winds are high, the swell is huge, so there is no real safe possibility of scuba diving across the South Wales area. Again the best option will be to hed inland to the various controlled diving sites.

Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 30.01

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

DATE – 30th JANUARY 2017

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 – Very cold at the moment and high winds across the whole of the region and throughout the week, rain on and off drying towards the weekend temperatures 2 – 8 degrees. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND – Wind is strong across the region coming in mainly from the East so also very cold, mainly gusting up to 30mph (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – As with previous weeks the sea state for most part of the week will be very rough with big winds, swells and surge in all areas from Cardiff to Swansea, 3ft – 10ft swells predicted (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 5.28PM HEIGHT 9.25 Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METERS

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

Well we have to say it, its not been a great winter for scuba diving in Barry, Cardiff, Ogmore, Sker, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay, there has been huge swells, surf, sea states, cold winds, high winds and overall very bad conditions for scuba diving even through to West Wales and further, hopefully this will change as the weather calms down and the sea state calms, we need a period of calm seas so we can obtain a good level of visibility, so fingers crossed. Need to head inland for any quality diving conditions for the next couple of weeks.

The PADI Open Water Diver course, PADI Scuba Review and PADI discover scuba courses will be running over the next few weekends, we have students from all over South Wales including Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend and Porthcawl all looking to obtain the PADI level of scuba diving proficiency, so good luck to everyone and we look forward to taking them on there underwater journey.

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.