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Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Storms again this week with the worst days being Thursday and Friday giving readings of 35mph Westerly winds and very heavy rainfall especially on Friday. Weather warnings are in place for Friday and into the weekend. Saturday will start to calm down and Monday and Tuesday will be quite calm but most days will be wet with a little sunshine here and there. Wednesday will then pick up again with high South Easterly winds. Temperatures are around the 15 degrees bracket through the week but feeling colder in the Easterly winds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80

WIND –  High winds through the week again especially on Friday with winds up to 36 mph South Westerlies. The rest of the week will have moderate winds around 20 mph except for Wednesday when the wind will pick up back to 33mph Southerly. Lighter winds will be on Tuesday and may be heading from the East.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Sea state and swell will change dramatically through the week with very rough seas and huge swell on Friday and stormy again on Wednesday. The rest of the week will have moderate sea conditions and calmer on Tuesday with possibly lighter offshore winds.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 10 October 2019 8ft / Friday 11 October 2019 10ft / Saturday 12 September 2019 6ft /Sunday 13 October 5ft/ Monday 14 October 2019 4ft / Tuesday 15 October 2019 2ft / Wednesday 16 October 7ft / Thursday 10 October 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 10 October 2019 – 6.06pm / 8.94meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 14 DEGREES

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Very turbulent conditions on the coast this week, big winds and big swells again across the South Wales region with unsuitable diving conditions on most days this week. The only day may be Tuesday next week with lighter winds and lower swells.


PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver courses and PADI Divemaster – Again unsuitable diving conditions this week with bad weather, high winds, big swells and generally stormy conditions. This weekend we are heading inland to run the Open Water Diver course as well as the PADI Advanced Open Water course and the PADI Rescue Diver course. Matt, Emily, Johanna will be aiming for their PADI Open Water Diver, Gemma on the PADI Advanced Open Water and Ben on the PADI Rescue Diver.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Heavy weather this week with gale force winds and heavy rain nearly everyday and especially over the next few days. Heavy Rain from Thursday through to Monday and weather warnings in certain areas of the country. Temperatures will be moderate at 14 – 15 degrees and winds high and mainly Westerly. Very high winds on Friday and this will push the rain through quickly in the region. Need to keep a careful eye on the weather this week as it is very turbulant. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Big week of wind ahead, Thursday will be quiet with settled Easterly winds, Friday will pick up considerably with winds up to 35mph and the same on Saturday coming from the East. Sunday and Monday will drop to 20mph but then pick back up to gale force on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Wind direction will change to Southerly and Westerly from Sunday onwards.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Sea state will be calm on Thursday and calm on inshore waters on Friday and Saturday even with the high winds as the direction will be offshore for most inshore areas. As the wind turns to Southerly and Westerly the conditions will change dramatically and the sea will become rougher especially on Tuesday and Wednesday as the wind gets higher and so does the swell up to 11 foot on Tuesday.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 19 September 2019 2ft / Friday 20 September 2019 2ft / Saturday 21 September 2019 1ft /Sunday 22 September 4ft/ Monday 23 September 2019 4ft / Tuesday 24 September 2019 11ft / Wednesday 25 September 9ft / Thursday 26 September 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 19 September 2019 – 9.51am / 8.79meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 DEGREES

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Definitely no scuba diving on the South Wales coast this week, huge winds, big swells, big surf and unsuitable for all diving over the next few days. Visibility will be down to zero and entrance and exits will be treacherous. Better to go inland but even they will be affected by the weather will heavy rain affecting the visibility in all inland sites.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver courses and PADI Divemaster – The conditions may be unsuitable for scuba diving on the South Wales coastline but we are still training students to become PADI Open Water Diver’s , PADI Advanced Divers and PADI Rescue divers. We are in Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys on Saturday 05th October with students from all over South Wales.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay


WEATHER – Big week of weather ahead with strong gale force winds on the way and stormy conditions. The best day will be Thursday with light Easterly winds and dry clear weather with temperatures up to 19 degrees. Friday and Saturday will also both ebe dry and sunny but the difference is there will be strong gale force winds from the East up to 35mph which will also feel cold in the dry clear skies. Sunday and Monday the winds will drop to around 20 mph and Change to a Southerly direction but Sunday through to Wednesday may see spells of heavy rainfall especially on Monday. Temperatures will still be up to 18 degrees but feeling colder in the wind and rain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Big week of wind ahead, Thursday will be quiet with settled Easterly winds, Friday will pick up considerably with winds up to 35mph and the same on Saturday coming from the East. Sunday and Monday will drop to 20mph but then pick back up to gale force on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Wind direction will change to Southerly and Westerly from Sunday onwards.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Sea state will be calm on Thursday and calm on inshore waters on Friday and Saturday even with the high winds as the direction will be offshore for most inshore areas. As the wind turns to Southerly and Westerly the conditions will change dramatically and the sea will become rougher especially on Tuesday and Wednesday as the wind gets higher and so does the swell up to 11 foot on Tuesday.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 19 September 2019 2ft / Friday 20 September 2019 2ft / Saturday 21 September 2019 1ft /Sunday 22 September 4ft/ Monday 23 September 2019 4ft / Tuesday 24 September 2019 11ft / Wednesday 25 September 9ft / Thursday 26 September 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 19 September 2019 – 9.51am / 8.79meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 DEGREES

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – From Friday onwards the scuba diving conditions will be changing dramatically. Strong winds, heavy rain, big swells, big surf and stormy sea’s will make the diving conditions in the area unsuitable for all levels of diver even the most experienced. The visibility will also be highly affected with the stormy conditions blowing out any visibility that may have held over the past few days. Definitely a time to head inland to protected sites from the conditions.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver courses and PADI Divemaster – With the poor diving conditions the better option will be to head inland to the several dive sites scattered through the country. We are in the process of training our PADI Open Water Diver students for their full qualification to be able to dive anywhere in the world to 18 meters. We are also teaching the PADI Advanced and Rescue diver courses as well as the on going Divemaster which runs continuous throughout the duration of the course and year.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Settled weather over the next few days, lighter winds, higher temperatures, dry and sunshine in all regions. Thursday has the highest winds and more unsettled conditions but changing to drier and clearer through next week with most days having light winds and sunny skies. Winds pick up slightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but only up to 10 – 15mph. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  Highest winds this week will be on Thursday getting up to 26 mph Westerly. Wind should drop off for the rest of the week and dropping low through the next few days. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday may get up into double figures with possible 15mph North Westerly on Monday. The rest of the week will be low winds from differing directions East and West.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  The roughest day will be Thursday with strong Westerly winds in the channel. Wind will be dropping and the swell less through the week so calm clear seas predicted for the coming days.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 12 September 2019 5ft / Friday 13 September 2019 3ft / Saturday 14 September 2019 3ft /Sunday 15 September 1ft/ Monday 16 September 2019 2ft / Tuesday 17 September 2019 1ft / Wednesday 18 September 1ft / Thursday 19 September 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 12 September 2019 – 6.30pm / 8.98meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 15 DEGREES

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Possibly good conditions this week for Scuba Diving in South Wales. Low winds. low swells, low surf , good temperatures both land and Sea. This should be the best week for diving conditions for the last few weeks. Diving will be better on the incoming and high tides especially with the settled conditions. The further to the West will get the better visibility with Stackpole Quay having the better conditions. Water Temperatures are up to 16 degrees so all round good conditions.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – Good diving conditions will draw diers into the water over the next few days. the PADI Open Water Diver qualification would be the entry level to be able to dive and the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver would be great to be guided in the Open Water. The better levels would be the PADI Rescue Diver and up to the PADI Divemaster especially where the visibility will be less towards South Wales close to Cardiff and Swansea.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Mixed weather this week throughout the region, mainly dry but changing on the weekend with wet rainy weather expected for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are in the high teens at 17 – 19 degrees through the week. Wind is constantly around the 20 mph range with mainly Westerly winds, the highest winds should be on Saturday up to 25 mph in parts. So mainly windy and cooler with the weekend being wetter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Steady moderate winds through the week in a Westerly direction for most days. Saturday should see the strongest winds up to 25mph. The rest of the week should be around 20 mph Westerlies with Monday dropping off slightly.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Rougher seas will be on Saturday and Sunday with the biggest winds up to 25 mph Westerly. Choppy seas all week with 20 mph winds with unsettled inshore conditions.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 29 August 2019 5ft / Friday 30 August 2019 6ft / Saturday 31 August 2019 8ft /Sunday 01 September 5ft/ Monday 02 September 2019 4ft / Tuesday 03 September 2019 3ft / Wednesday 04 September 5ft / Thursday 05 September 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 29 August 2019 – 6.26pm / 9.41meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 DEGREES


SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – The wind and swell will have a big effect on the diving conditions this week with moderate to strong Westerly winds and 3 foot plus swell and surf conditions. This would not be good for diving in the local areas around Cardiff and Swansea. May get better conditions around Stackpole Quay and around South West of the Welsh coastline.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – This will be the big season for our diver training with the PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Open Water Diver all being run throughout September, October and November. The water conditions are at there best and our new PADI divers are ready to take the plunge. The next courses will be held in Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys near Cardiff on 7th September 2019, with all PADI International diver training courses being offered.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Settled this week with lighter winds and very little rain fall, dry sunnier days and moderate temperatures for the time of year. Highest winds will be on Thursday and Saturday with 20mph Westerlies and 20mph Easterlies on the different days. Generally settled dry, clear, warmer sunnier weather through out the region. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  Highest winds will be on Thursday with 20mph South Westerlies and Saturday with 20mph Easterlies. The rest of the week is generally calmer with winds below 10mph in all directions. Winds are from different directions through the week, North, South, East and West.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Thursday and Saturday will see the rougher sea conditions with the roughest day on Thursday. The rest of the week should see calm sea conditions with moderate swells and low winds.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 22 August 2019 5ft / Friday 23 August 2019 3ft / Saturday 24 August 2019 2ft /Sunday 25 August 3ft/ Monday 26 August 2019 2ft / Tuesday 27 August 2019 3ft / Wednesday 28 August 3ft / Thursday 29 August 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 22 August 2019 – 10.56am / 8.26meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 DEGREES

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Conditions are clearing up this week with calmer seas, lighter winds, smaller swells and clearer skies. The swell is getting down to a smaller 3-2 foot and the winds are mainly under 10 mph except for Thursday and Saturday. Conditions for entrance and exiting should be better this week, however the visibility may be limited due to the previous conditions. The further West the better the conditions with possible better conditions in Stack pole quay areas. Better to dive on the incoming tides in the morning and early evening.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – The full range of the PADI Open Water Diver System is being offered for the South Wales region. The next confined pool session for the PADI Open Water Course will be run on 07th September 2019 at Hebron Hall Swimming Pool in Dinas Powys on the outskirts of Cardiff. The students will be completing the theoretical sessions before the swimming pool session on 7th September. There will also be students on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and the PADI Rescue Diver course with Open Water Dates to be confirmed.  

Scuba Diving Conditions Report Update – Local conditions are still looking unsuitable with choppy inshore waters. The swell and the winds are affecting the better diving areas and would require a high level of knowledge and experience to dive competently. PADI Rescue Diver or PADI Divemaster qualifications would be the preferred levels with previous required experience.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Big week ahead, weather has definitely changed for the worse, very high winds, thunderstorms, heavy rain we have it all especially over the weekend. Saturday will be the big day with gale force winds up to 45 mph and possible thunderstorms and heavy rain. The weather on Monday may quieten down for a while before the rain and wind comes back . Generally winds are high and most days wet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  Strong winds predicted for the next few days mainly from the South and West with the low pressure over the country, Friday and Saturday will have the strongest winds of upto 45mph Westerlies. The rest of the week is also high winds especially Tuesday with a dropping down on Monday.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  With the high winds there will be very stormy seas especially Friday and Saturday. Choppy waters on Friday, Saturday, Tuesday especially with the winds coming up the channel from West and South West. Could have calmer seas on Monday.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 08 August 2019 3ft / Friday 09 August 2019 6ft / Saturday 10 August 2019 16ft /Sunday 11 August 9 ft/ Monday 12 August 2019 4ft / Tuesday 13 August 2019 4ft / Wednesday 14 August 16ft / Thursday 15 August 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 08 August 2019 – 12.46pm / 8.21meters


SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Weather is very bad across the South Wales region covering the scuba diving in Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli, Burry Port, Carmarthen. Very high winds and Heavy rain are predicted over the next few days making the conditions for scuba diving very bad. Big swells and very stormy waters and conditions would make diving in the local area very volatile so our advise is to stay out of the water this weekend. Even Inland sites will be affected but may be the only option to dive this weekend.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – Even with the bad weather we are still teaching people accross the country especially in South Wales. We are running the PADI Open Water Diver Course and the PADI Rescue diver course with students across South Wales. A good course for all people is the Emergency First Response course teaching first aid and basic care for in the home, workplace and from the water. The next PADI Open Water Course will be held on 7th September 2019.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay


WEATHER – Very hot and dry week last week with record temperatures accross South Wales. This week is also looking dry and warm but not as hot. Temperatures up into the 20 degrees rather than the 30 degrees. Wind is also mainly moderate with the highest predicted up to 17 mph Westerlies on Tuesday. Quite settle and moderate warm and dry conditions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Moderate throughout the week with mainly Westerly winds for most part of the week except for Monday next week. Main speed will be 15 mph Westerly dropping slighty and Friday and Easterly on Monday.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Wind will not really be an issue for the sea state this week as they are mainly moderate. The swell however will be as there is big swell predicted especially for Friday and then quite consistent through the week up to 4 feet. Friday may be epic with big surf and swell predicted and lighter winds. All beaches especially Westerly facing will be working to the max.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 25 July 2019 6ft / Friday 26 July 2019 8ft / Saturday 27 July 2019 4ft /Sunday 28 July 3ft/ Monday 29 July 2019 2ft / Tuesday 23 July 2019 2ft / Wednesday 24 July 4ft / Thursday 25 July 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 25 July 2019 – 12.25pm / 7.74 meters


SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Again not great conditions for Scuba Diving across the South Wales region, there has been huge surg and swells for the past few days affecting all inshore sites. The swell is dropping off next week but the visibility will be not very good to say the least. Looking for calmer days in August through to September to clear the water and get good diving conditions. West Wales as always will be the better option for diving this week and beyond.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – The PADI Open Water Course is being run at the moment across all bases in South Wales. The course entalining Theoretical learning, practical diving and Open Water dives will allow on completion the ability to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters. Courses are run through the year for complete novices and Advanced learners.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Mixed bag of weather this week from Thursday 18th July onwards. The next few days will see rain and higher winds, Thursday should be dry with moderate winds but Friday has heavy rain and high wind through the region. Winds may be upto 30 mph South Westerly on Friday and 25mph on Saturday and both days should see rain. From Sunday onwards the weather should be drier with moderate winds in changeable conditions and wind directions. Wednesday is looking a lot calmer for South Wales. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  The wind will be lighter from Sunday onwards but will pick up Easterly on Tuesday up to 20mph. Winds may get up to 30mph on Friday and Saturday mainly in the Westerly direction which will cause stormier seas. Moderate winds through the rest of the week.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  There is a constant swell all week from Thursday onwards. Swell will be 3 – 6 foot constantly through the week, surf will depend hugely on wind. The sea state will be stormy on Friday and Saturday with high winds and large swells. The wind will be lighter from Sunday onwards but will pick up Easterly on Tuesday. Winds may get up to 30mph on Friday and Saturday. Surf will be dumping on high wind days and cleaner on Beaches facing to the East or South East.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 18th July 2019 4ft / Friday 19th July 2019 5ft / Saturday 20th July 2019 6ft /Sunday 21st July 4ft/ Monday 22nd July 2019 5ft / Tuesday 23rd July 2019 6ft / Wednesday 24th July 5ft / Thursday 25th July 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 18th July 2019 – 14.30pm / 8.09 meters


SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Conditions are not great for Scuba Diving for the next few days especially from the exposed beaches and areas. High winds and big swells are creating unsuitable conditions for Scuba Diving in all regions covering Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea and to Stackpole Quay. The only possibility may be in the West of Wales which will have more offshore winds in certain areas. Visibility will be low due to the sea conditions so all round not looking as good as the previous settled weeks of diving.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – The PADI certification system is the ticket into Scuba Diving anywhere in the world. Starting with the PADI Open Water Diver course allowing the diver to dive with a buddy up to 18 meters anywhere worldwide. We have recently completed the PADI Open Water Diver course with three students Rosalind, Matthew and Adam. They are now qualified to dive globally and hopefully progress the experience knowledge and understanding.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .
SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – High temperatures through the week around the 20 degree mark. Dry also accept for Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The wind is variable from all directions and highest on Friday and Saturday dropping down into the early part of the week. Easterly winds may see temperatures drop slightly but generally good temperatures for the time of year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Varide winds this week from all directions and strengths. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will have the highest winds gusting up to 20 mph West and North West over these days. From Sunday onwards the winds will drop down to 10 mph from Easterly and then Westerly directions.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Not bad swells this week, possibly up to 4 foot on Friday, this may be affected by the changing winds especially in the Westerly facing areas. Warmer Seas and small swells through the next few days after with possibly Wednesday picking up to 4 foot. Choppier seas with the higher winds but should be calmer into next week,
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 11th July 2019 3ft / Friday 12th July 2019 4ft / Saturday 13th July 2019 2ft /Sunday 14th July 2ft/ Monday 15th July 2019 1ft / Tuesday 16th July 2019 2ft / Wednesday 17th July 4ft / Thursday 18th July 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 11th July 2019 – 14.30pm / 8.09 meters

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – The wind and the swell has increase this week and inshore sea conditions will be affected. With the bigger swells and choppier seas the diving conditions will not be as good as last week. Protected areas will be better such as Stackpole Quay near Tenby. Local conditions and areas close to Cardiff and Swansea will be less favourable with limited visibility and hard entrance and exit conditions. Higher levels of qualifications and experience will be required to assess and deal with the conditions.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – This weekend we are training the PADI Open Water Diver Course at an Inland site in the UK. Our students are Adam, Rosalind and Matthew. All will be completing four open water dives after successfully completing the Confined Water and the Theory sections of the PADI diver training system. The next level will be the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course which will be commencing in a couple of weeks.