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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 , Llantwitt 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 settled week of weather mainly dry and sunny with temperatures up to 13 degrees in some parts.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND –  Moderate winds all week heading in from the south, generally around 20 mph for most parts . https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –   With the moderate 20mph winds the sea state could get chopppy through the week especially on the incoming tides . (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL 5 – 13 Feet

TIDES TODAY

High1:29AM7.71m
Low7:52AM3.15m
High2:18PM7.84m
Low8:34PM2.99m
First Light6:52AM
Sunrise7:26AM
Sunset5:31PM
Last Light6:06PM
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT FOR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES AREA
South Wales areas accross the region including Cardiff, Swansea and Camathernshire will be affected by the strong Southerly winds and big swells this week ahead. This will cause unsuitable conditions for Scuba diving across the region due to the adverse sea conditions and also very limited visibility.
This week in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Newport and Porthcawl we are running the PADI Open Water Diver Courses and the PADI Rescue diver course with students from across the area.

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 , Llantwitt 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 –   It has been a very cold week with temperatures below zero on average. This week from Saturday onwards looks the same with dry weather, snow, sleet and temperatures of just on zero. From Sunday into Monday the temperatures are changing with most days being up to 8 degrees and mainly dry. However there will be strong cold winds. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND – Strong winds all week, starting with 20 mph Northerlies on Saturday and then upto 30 mph Southerlies Sunday and Monday turning to Westerly 25 mph for the rest of the week. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –  Depends on the wind direction, from Sunday onwards the Sea state should be quite rough and stormy with high South and Westerly winds coming through  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 5 – 12 Feet

TIDES

High4:45AM8.42m
Low10:57AM2.55m
High5:08PM8.43m
Low11:19PM2.45m
First Light7:13AM
Sunrise7:49AM
Sunset5:08PM
Last Light5:44PM
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT FOR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES AREA
The weather has been very cold over the past few days and the water temperature in the Sea down to 9 degrees and inland down to 5 degrees, this will be the coldest time to dive, so the right equipment is essential.
Sea conditions are not good in the area for diving with stormy seas, big swells and surf and very limited visability. The better conditions will definitely be inland.
We are running the PADI Open Water diver training course, The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver  course and the PADI Rescue Diver course over the next few weeks with our pool session on 02nd March 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 , Llantwitt 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 conditions all week, dary and wet spells as well as North, South, West and Easterly winds. Low temperatures with the highest 6 degrees and the lowest 1 degrees.  

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)(http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 Degrees

WIND – Varied throughout the week with higher winds on Friday , generally around the 10 mph region getting up to 17 mph on Friday.  https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –   Consistant swell all week ranging from 3 foot to 7 foot , better conditions on Monday with the bigger swell and moderate winds. Sea state is moderate with no real storm conditions (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 6 – 11foot

TIDES

High2:18AM7.84m
Low8:34AM3.05m
High2:54PM8.1m
Low9:09PM2.78m
First Light7:32AM
Sunrise8:10AM
Sunset4:40PM
Last Light5:18PM
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT FOR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES AREA
South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea areas will not have the best conditions for Scuba Diving over the next few days. There are medium winds and medium swells through the week which will effects the entrance and the exits on the sites and also the visability.
We have recently been away on an Epic Shark Diving tour in South Africa and Mozambique. Here we found the best site in the world. We had a team of PADI Instructors, PADI Divemasters, PADI Rescue Divers and PADI Advanced Divers. We were able to see hundreds of sharks, rays, turtles and dolphins as well as thousands of tropical fish. Truly epic Dive adventure.

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 , Llantwitt 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 –  WEATHER –   Dry and settled over the next few days, cold air and cold wind temperatures doen wo -1. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)(http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 Degrees

WIND – Stronger winds will be today accross the South Wales region up to 18 mph from the West. The following few days have lighter winds coming from the East. Cold but settled. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Today will be the choppiest day in the sea and then will settle to very calm conditions over the next few days. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2 – 6  feet

TIDES

High2:15AM8.12m
Low8:28AM2.82m
High2:44PM8.31m
Low9:08PM2.65m
First Light7:39AM
Sunrise8:19AM
Sunset4:18PM
Last Light
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT FOR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES AREA
The conditions for scuba diving this weeks for sites in the South Wales area including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli, Stackpole quay are unsettled at the beginning of the week and then calming into the later part of the week. The best options to dive would be towards Stackpole Quay in the shelltered bay on the incoming tide when the swell and the winds are low.
This week we are off on our epic adventure scuba diving in South Africa and Mozambique. We are flying out on Thursday from Heathrow airport to Johannesburg arriving on Friday. The dives sites will be the best shark dive sites in the world including Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks, Sodwana Bay and Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique. We are a team of PADI International Instructors, PADI International Rescue divers and PADI International Advanced Divers. As always this will be a life changing tour for all concerned we shall keep you all updated.
Have a fantastic 2019 and whatever you do stay safe and keep diving.

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 , Llantwitt 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 –  Variable this week with wet and dry weather Saturday is dry and then Sunday, Monday wet, Tuesday and onwards is looking dryer. The wind is high at the beginning of the week and again easing off from Tuesday onwards. The temperature is generally around 6 – 11 Degrees. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 11 Degrees

WIND – High Westerly winds on the weekend easying off into next week, highest winds on Saturday and Monday up to 30 mph. Winds will ease into the week and mainly from an Easterly direction. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Stormy seas over the weekend with big Westerly winds, upto 30 mph. The seas will be choppy and stormy over this period but then winds are easing and so will the seas and by the end of the week the sea will be quite flat and calm. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3 – 9 feet

TIDES

High4:48AM8.95m
Low10:59AM2.12m
High5:11PM9.16m
Low11:20PM1.88m
First Light7:36AM
Sunrise8:16AM
Sunset4:09PM
Last Light4:50PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
No real change in conditions over the weekend, high winds and stormy seas will create very bad diving conditions. The winds and seas will be easing off at the end of next week and creating safer conditions for scuba diving across the region. Visibility will be poor all over South Wales.
The PADI Open water courses and still in full flow over the seasonal period, PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Diver and PADI Rescue diver courses are all being run throughout the year with students attending from all over South Wales.
Have a Great Christmas and New Year and Keep Diving!!

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 , Llantwitt 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 rain on Saturday and very high winds give a yellow warning for Saturday. The rest of the week is getting dryer and warmer with temperatures up to 12 degrees. Winds will still be high mainly in the Westerly direction.  The rest og the week will see high winds and dry and wet spells. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Very strong winds on Saturday upto 50mph coming in from the East so feeling very cold, the rest of the week also  has strong wind conditions ranging from 20 – 30, not really easing through the week. mphhttps://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Again very stormy conditions with high winds through the week coming up the channel and chopping the seas through the channel, not really easing all week. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 8 – 15 feet

TIDES

Low3:57AM3.06m
High10:21AM8.13m
Low4:30PM3.1m
High10:44PM7.76m
First Light7:32AM
Sunrise8:12AM
Sunset4:07PM
Last Light4:47PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
Very poor conditions for scuba diving in the South Wales region this next week and following. There are high winds and very stormy sea’s with very limited visability. Even protected areas in West Wales will struggle for conditions with the stormy weather. Better to head inland to the protected sites and fresh water diving facilities. Weather is cold though so need full diving protection.
At present we are in the process of teaching the PADI Open Water Diver course, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and the PADI Rescue diver course. All courses will be running into the new year with practical and theoretical sessions running to develop the diving skills of our students.

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 , Llantwitt 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 –  Mainly rain this week accross the whole region, the temperatures are not as low but will be wet throughout.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Big Westerly winds all week is the constant theme, they will generally be around the 25-30mph region and strong gusts.  https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL -Choopy stormy seas for the next few days with the big Westerly winds, rough conditions and big swells forcaste. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 6 – 12 feet

TIDES

Low5:22AM2.9m
High11:41AM8.42m
Low6:11PM2.83m
First Light7:17AM
Sunrise7:56AM
Sunset4:11PM
Last Light4:50PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
The conditions for diving this week are not good at all, very high southerly winds, choppy stormy seas, big swells, low visability and all round bad conditions.
Definatley the time to head inland to the protected sites, there’s alway somewhere to dive. We are in the process of compleing the PADI Open Water Diver course and the PADI Rescue diver course with our students based here in South Wales.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions

Date – 16th November 2018

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 , Llantwitt 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 –  Dry conditions for the rest of the week with little rain predicted, the temperature is going to drop to around 6 degress by the end of next week and the winds will be cold Easterlies much of the week.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Winds are strong this week but heading in from the East which means they will also be cold and offshore in most Southerly areas. Every day will see winds up to 30mph across the region. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – There are strong Easterly winds so sea state will be calm accross the Southerly beaches but choppier further offshore. Winds could change so need to keep an eye on the direction. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3 – 10 foot

TIDES

Low5:36AM3.67m
High12:10PM7.6m
Low6:30PM3.58m
First Light6:57AM
Sunrise7:34AM
Sunset4:25PM
Last Light5:02PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
Again the sea state is not great for Scuba Diving and snorkelling across South Wales and the Cardiff Swansea areas unless you are on very protected beaches from the big swells and surf. The protected sites will have calm conditions but strong under tows and surges with very limited visibility. Again probebly better to head inland or try the more protected beaches on the west Wales coastline.
We are signing off the PADI Open Water Scuba diving course completed on the weekend by students from Cardiff University. The course will allow them to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters. They are training to complete their work placement in L’Estartit Spain in the coming summer.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions

Date – 26th October 2018

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 , Llantwitt 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 with mainly dry weather and alot warmer than last week. Most days are above 10 degrees and up to 15 degrees. Lowest temperature 10 degrees. Rain on the weekend and high winds on Saturday.   (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Varied winds through out the week medium on Thursday and Monday, low on Friday and Sunday and gale force on Saturday up to 30 mph. Tuesday high winds into the 20 mph range (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Wind direction is mainly west and south this week so will be travelling up the channel. Strong winds will affect the sea state to rough conditions especially on Saturday with big swells and big winds. Tuesday also looks choppy with strong Westerly winds.   (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2 – 12 foot

TIDES

Low4:19AM2.88m
High10:38AM8.42m
Low4:59PM2.97m
High11:19PM8.07m
First Light6:31AM
Sunrise7:06AM
Sunset4:51PM
Last Light5:26PM

 

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
Big swells and high winds will affect the Scuba Diving conditions again this week, especially Saturday. The forecaste weather conditions will affect the exit and entry points for all sites accross the South Wales region making Scuba Diving conditions along the South Wales coast un- suitable for all levels of divers.
We have recently completed the PADI Open Water Diver course with Daniel, Coral, Matthew, Iain and Siobhan and the PADI Scuba Diver course with Jan. All passed sucsessfully obtaining qualifications allowing them to dive any where in the world under the PADI licence.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions

Date – 26th October 2018

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 , Llantwitt 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 –  Dry again this week but alot colder, Northerly winds are bringing in a cold front. There are high Northerly winds predicted though the next couple of days temperatures are now down to 3 degrees and up to 12 degrees later in the week. Only odd spots of rain.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Strong Northerly winds over  the next couple of days up to 35 mph, easing Monday and picking up again on Tuesday . lighter winds coming in from the West. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Sea state will be variable over the next few days with varying winds coming from the North and the the West. Smooth sea state with the winds from the North and choppier as winds come Westerly up the channel.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1 – 4 foot

TIDES

Low1:46AM1.63m
High7:57AM9.59m
Low2:04PM1.72m
High8:16PM9.65m
First Light7:22AM
Sunrise7:57AM
Sunset6:00PM
Last Light6:35PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay

This week is hard to predict, the sea state could be calm with off shore winds but the are very high and the swell is between 1 – 4 feet. The tides are early so diving would be better on the incoming tides. Really need to watch winds and tides.

We are completing the four dives on the PADI Open water diver course on Saturday and Sunday. The course will be hosting Ian, Jan, Coral, Matt, Siobhan and Daniel. They will be completing the dives to obtain the PADI Open Water Diver qualification.