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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.

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

Scuba Diving Report Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

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 very cold down to Temp -3 – 2 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, very cold (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 picks up again into next week (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE – HT 9.05PM HEIGHT 9.28 Meters

VISABILITY – Low Vis possibly down to .5 meters to 1 meter, Stackpole may get 1-2 meters

PREDICTED 72 HOUR REPORT

Accross the whole of South Wales the conditions are looking un advisable for diving and snorkelling, there is a big swell, high winds and limited visability so all in all not good at all, the best options would be to head inland to the dive sites accross the region with better vis and conditions.

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

We have another busy weekend training the PADI Open Water Diver Course and the PADI Dive master course, James and Matthew will be attending the PADI Open water and Sam and Ross the PADI Divemaster, we will be conducting the course inland due to the adverse conditions and wrapping up warm as the temperatures are getting lower and lower.

We had a great day in the pool on 02nd December running the PADI Open Water Referral course and the PADI Divemaster course as well as raising funds for Sharklife our chosen charity thankyou to Dave K, Chris C, Sam R, Ross D.

Scuba Diving Conditions in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

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

 

The sea is relatively calm over the weekend, with around a 3ft swell expected along the South Wales coast. The bigger issue is the previous days swell and the wind picking up and the effect that is going to have on the visibility for any dive along Wales’ South coast. If you head to some of the more sheltered bays early on Saturday then the wind may still be gentle enough however it is due to start picking up from Saturday lunch time so from Saturday afternoon onwards the visibility is going to be blown out of the water.

You can always head to an inland dive site where the weather has less effect on the visibility. Chepstow and Vobster Quay are both options for the weekend and you’ll be almost guaranteed a dive at those sites.

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

 

We’ll be down at Chepstow this weekend running the PADI Advanced Open Water course. This involves 5 guided dives over the 2 days and allows the students to really focus on improving their general diving skills in a controlled environment with support from our instructors.

We’ve also got a charity pool diving session coming up soon, so check back or follow us on Facebook for more information on that. It will be running in early December and we’ll be announcing the charity we’re supporting soon. Let us know if you’d be interested in attending, it would be great to see you there!