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Scuba Diving South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Carmarthen regions
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

Scuba Diving Wales, South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Carmarthenshire 12th March 2020 – Conditions for scuba diving are not looking good at the moment, there has been strong winds and high swells through out the region causing stormy seas and unsuitable conditions. Visibility will also be very low. Winds and swells are calming into next week so may see conditions change for the better.

PADI and SSI Open Water Diver courses in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and South Wales – Scuba diving courses in Cardiff and Swansea across South Wales are continuously running offering the PADI Open water Diver Course and the SSI Open Water Diver course as well as the advanced and Rescue level qualifications.

WIND -Thursday 12th March 43 W / Friday 13th March 30 W / Saturday 14th March 23 SW / Sunday 15th March 30 S / Monday 16th March 15 N / Tuesday 17th March 12 SW/ Wednesday 18th March 5 SW / Thursday 19th March .High winds for the next few days and calming into the early part of next week. RAIN FALL – Wet on Thursday in the morning and staying dry for most of the week, possibly more rainfall on Sunday.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Rough seas from Thursday – Sunday especially on Thursday with 43 mph Westerly winds. Friday and Saturday will also see strong South Westerly winds and rougher seas. There are also large swells following the winds. The beginning of next week will see lower winds and lesser swells and calmer seas.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 12th March 2020 15ft/ Friday 13th March 2020 7ft / Saturday 14th March 8ft / Sunday 15th March 8ft / Monday 16th March 2020 7ft / Tuesday 17th March 2020 6ft /Wednesday 18th March 2020 5ft / Thursday 12th March 2020
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 12th March – 8.28pm / 9.81 meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 DEGREES https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80
RIVER LEVEL and TEMPERATURE – 0.53 meters high and 6 Degrees (http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/ViewDetails?station=4121)
EXPECTED RIVER LEVEL OVER NEXT 72 HOURS – 0.52 -meters – 40 meters

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Carmarthen 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 – More turbulent weather and unsettled weather ahead for the next few days. Temperatures are constantly around the 10 – 8 degrees mark and variation of wet and dry weather . Most days will be wet on most days with only Thursday and Monday looking dry days. The wind is where the huge variation will be with high winds coming in from all directions. 25 mph NW on Thursday, 36mph South on Friday, SW 55mph Saturday, W 52mph Sunday, W 24mph Monday, E 25mph Tuesday, W 25mph Wednesday, N 26mph Thursday. A real mixed bag of weather with the wind coming in from all directions. The wind will also affect the temperature as well with Easterly bring colder temperatures. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80


WIND –  Winds are very unpredictable this week and swirling in all directions 25 mph NW on Thursday, 36mph South on Friday, SW 55mph Saturday, W 52mph Sunday, W 24mph Monday, E 25mph Tuesday, W 25mph Wednesday, N 26mph Thursday. As you can see the wind is coming from all directions and varied directions, the word really is unpredictable so a daily check will have to be carried out.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Rough seas generally this week with high winds and large swells. The calmer days will be Tuesday and Thursday next week with the winds predicted from the East and the North.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 27 February 2020 9ft/ Friday 28 February 2020 8ft / Saturday 29 February 2020 18ft /Sunday 01 March 2020 12ft/ Monday 02 March 2020 7ft / Tuesday 03 March 2020 7ft /Wednesday 04 March 2020 9ft / Thursday 05 March 2020 7ft
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 27th February – 8.39pm / 8.85 meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 DEGREES


Scuba Diving Wales, South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Carmarthenshire 27th February 2020 – Adverse conditions again this week with strong wind, stormy seas, big swells and strong tides. Unsafe sea conditions with volatile inshore conditions related to the weather and sea conditions. Also very bad visibility due to weeks of stormy sea conditions. As usual with conditions better to head inland to Open water training sites where the conditions will be protected from the weather, especially the wind.


PADI and SSI Open Water Diver courses in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and South Wales – Scuba diving courses in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and South Wales are being delivered through the PADI Open water Diver System and the SSI Open Water Diver System. Each course of education offers theory, confined water training and Open water training to establish the Open Water Diver course. The subsequent courses then progress to the next levels of specialist areas and Advanced progressive 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 , 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 – August has thrown up its usual bag of tricks, yet again another year and another week of high winds , heavy rain, cooler temperatures and stormy conditions. This week will have it all high winds coming from the West and the South for most part of the week especially Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are around 16 – 19 degrees. Heavy rain predicted for Friday and into Saturday and rain into Sunday. Dryer for the early part of next week and moderate but lighter winds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  High Westerly and Southerly winds for the next few days, 25mph Thursday, 35mph Friday, 27mph Saturday, 28mph Sunday. Winds will ease slightly the beginning of next week. The main direction of the wind all week will be West, South Westerly across the South Wales region.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Very choppy stormy seas for the next few days with high Westerly and Southerly winds and big wind and ground swells in the Channel. Inshore and off shore will be stormy and blown out for most of the weekend and into next week.
https://magicseaweed.com/Porthcawl-Rest-Bay-Surf-Report/1449/
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 15 August 2019 7ft / Friday 16 August 2019 9ft / Saturday 17 August 2019 8ft /Sunday 18 August 7 ft/ Monday 19 August 2019 7ft / Tuesday 20 August 2019 5ft / Wednesday 21 August 4ft / Thursday 22 August 2019
HIGH TIDE – Thursday 15 August 2019 – 7.27pm / 9.1meters WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 DEGREES


SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – High Winds, Choppy Seas, heavy rain generally low pressure stormy weather for the next few days. General diving conditions are bad at the moment across the whole of South Wales. Definitely need to head inland but evan inland sites will be affected by the rain wash off on Friday and Saturday. The visibility will be bad throughout the regions coastlines and also entrance and exit conditions are not suitable. Might be a good idea to hang your fins up and get your surfboards out.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – The main season for us is just about to start in September and October. We are in the process of running the PADI Open Water Diver Course for the South Wales region including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and the South Wales region. The online theory is on going and the next pool session is on 07th September 2019 in Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys near to Cardiff. Students from all over the area including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, South Wales. We are also running the PADI Advanced Open water Diver course and the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

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 – Another week of dry warm weather here in South Wales, high temperatures 20 – 21 degrees and moderate to light winds changing direction through the week. May change cooler Monday Tuesday and may have rain on Thursday to the end of next week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Moderate winds again and generally from all directions, highest winds will be from the North West and the East and dropping down on Wednesday and Thursday into next week.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Relatively calm seas this week with low winds from most directions, No winds over 13 mph predicted so sea state should be calm for most regions including Cardiff, Swansea and up to Llanelli.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 05th July 2019 1ft / Saturday 06th July 2019 1ft / Sunday 07th July 2019 1ft / Monday 08th July 2019 1ft / Tuesday 09th July 2019 1ft / Wednesday 10th July 1ft / Thursday 11th July 2019 1ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 05th July 2019 – 8.56am / 9.36 meters

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Scuba diving conditions are looking excellent this week with good weather, low swells, light winds and good tides. The visibility accross the South Wale region should be between 1 – 5 meters and very good in parts of the country such as Stackpole Quay. Swansea and even down to Sker point should get good diving conditions on the incoming tides. As always need to monitor the water movement including rip currents, currents, tides, wind, swell etc.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – Even though conditions are looking favourable this week all levels are diver must take the upmost precaution when diving on the South Wales coastline. A good level to start is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and progressing to the PADI Rescue Diver, both of which anable the diver to protect themselves, their buddy and the environment far better than the more basic levels such as the PADI Open Water Diver. Experience, control and supervision are quay to diving in the coastal waters of the UK.

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 – Warm and dry with moderate winds. High temperatures on Friday and Saturday and getting cooler Sunday onwards. Variable moderate winds from all directions through the week. Long, light days with lots of sunshine for the next couple of days.http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Moderate to strong winds over the next couple of days up to 21 mph Easterlies on Friday and dropping back on Saturday to 15 mph Westerlies. Back up again on Sunday to 20 mph Westerlies and then dropping to more moderate 10 – 12 mph in various directions
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Inshore on Friday and Saturday should be quite calm with small swells and offshore winds on Friday but turning onshore on Saturday. Sunday and Monday the swell is picking up to 5 ft with stronger Westerly winds causing rougher inshore sea conditions. This should drop down again with low swell and calmer winds the rest of the week.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 28th June 2019 1ft / Saturday 29th June 2019 1ft / Sunday 30th June 2019 5ft / Monday 01st July 2019 5ft / Tuesday 02nd July 2019 32t / Wednesday 03rd July 1ft / Thursday 04th July 2019 1ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 28th June 2019 – 3.41pm / 7.82 meters

SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – There should be good access to certain dive sites this week depending on the wind direction as there are strong Easterly winds today and strong winds tomorrow. The weather is good and the swell is small tomorrow so may get better scuba diving conditions on Saturday. As the swell and the wind pick up conditions will change making harder diving conditions. As always diving will be better on the incoming tides in most areas.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses – The better level of diver is the rescue diver qualification for the dives in the UK. With big tides, strong currents, surf, swells and limited visibility at times, then the more competent diver the safer diver with these conditions. We are running all courses in the PADI System for all levels of divers to gain competency and ability to dive off the shores of the UK and the Welsh coastline.

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 through this week, temperatures are rising to up to 25 degrees by the end of the week with dry and wet spells and some weather warnings. Friday and Saturday should be dry and trying wet on Sunday , Tuesday is also looking a wet day and winds are generally in from the East giving a fresher feel to the temperature . http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –  Moderate winds through the next few days mainly from The East which can bring colder air. Generally winds will be between 10 – 15 mph Easterlies.
SEA STATE and SWELL –  Inshore sea state in the South Wales region should be calm for the next few days with the lower swells and the lighter Easterly winds,
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 21st June 2019 3ft / Saturday 22nd June 2019 1ft / Sunday 23rd June 2019 3ft / Monday 24th June 2019 3ft / Tuesday 25th June 2019 3ft / Wednesday 25th June 2ft / Thursday 26th June 1ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 21st June 2019 – 9.34am / 8.52 meters

SCUBA DIVING SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE – Possibly good conditions for diving on the South Wales coastline this week with Easterly offshore winds and smaller swells especially in protected areas of the coast such as Limeslade Bay Swansea, Oxwich bay Swansea and up to Stackpole Quay in Carmarthenshire. Possible severe weather coming in on Sunday but temperatures picking up and Sea Temperatures looking good at 14 degrees and rising. Marine life should be out to play with Doplhins and Seals spotted playing in the inshore bays. We are running the PADI Open Water Diver course through out the year in the Cardiff, Swansea, Newport areas, to get people up to the level to be able to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters and progressing with the Advanced Open Water Diver and beyond.

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 –  Stormy weather this week especially on Friday and Saturday, very high winds and driving rain over the next couple of days. Heaviest rain fall on Friday with large water expected on Friday morning through to the afternoon. Rain through out the week and low temperatures ranging from 16 degrees to 12 degrees highest. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  Very strong winds on Friday and Saturday, predominantly North Easterly on Friday and Westerly on saturday, ranging up to the 30 mph speeds. Leveling off through the week around 10-12mph and generally Westerly then changing on Wednesday and Thursday with winds up to 20 mph North Easterlies on Thursday.
SEA STATE and SWELL –   The rougher seas in the area will be mainly on Saturday with big winds and big swells through the whole region. The biggest swell will be on Saturday up to 8 feet and with heavy high winds. The rest of the week should settle with mainly lighter westerly winds. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 7th June 2019 2ft / Saturday 8th June 2019 8ft / Sunday 09th June 2019 3ft / Monday 10th June 2019 1ft / Tuesday 11th June 2019 2ft / Wednesday 12th June 3ft / Thursday 13th June 3ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 07th June 2019 – 9.52am / 9 meters

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE
Weather has definitely turned for the worse over the past few days and will continue into next week. High winds and heavy rain will affect all areas along the South Wales coast for Scuba Diving with entrance and exit conditions becoming harder and possible unsafe in certain areas. Visibility will also be lacking after the wind, swell and rainfall . The better option would be to head inland to the protected scuba diving sites which are far more protected from the elements and visability will be better. We are running the PADI Open Water Diver programme accross the South Wales region and have several students now ready to go onto complete the four Open Water Qualifying dives for the full PADI Open Water Diver Certification. This will be held either on the coast if conditions are suitable or inland at dedicated diving facilities.

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 –   Dry weather dominating through the week again with light rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, from Sunday onwards the wind will pick up and temperatures will generally be lower around 16 – 14 degrees. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WIND –  Winds are lighter on Friday and Saturday but picking up from Sunday onwards, high winds on Tuesday with mainly westerly directions, high winds may turn Northerly and may bring colder temperatures https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SEA STATE and SWELL –   Friday will be the calmest day with light Westerly winds and still calm waters, high winds from Sunday from the West will then cause stormier seas and choppier conditions in the Channel and through out South Wales. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Friday 24th May 2019 3ft / Saturday 25th May 2019 4ft / Sunday 26th May 2019 6ft / Monday 27th May 2019 7ft / Tuesday 28th May 2019 3ft / Wednesday 29th May 4ft / Thursday 30th May 4ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 24TH MAY 2019 – 9.54am / 8.52 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE
The weather has been consistently dry over the past few days and winds light, however the winds are getting stronger through the week and the swell bigger. This will cause rough conditions inshore for diving areas especially on the South Wales coast and also effect the visibility at all diving locations. Winds are especially high on Tuesday causing high seas and very rough coastal conditions unsuitable for diving in the area especially around 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 , 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 settled weather nearly all week, temperatures are rising up to 17 degrees and the wind is Easterly which may make feel a little cooler. Highest winds from Sunday on wards causing possible lower temperture feeling http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 11 Degrees
WIND –  No major winds over the next few days, Tuesday may be the highest forecaste with up to 20 mph Easterlies. The main direction is East so offshore winds for most Surf areas https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SEA STATE and SWELL –   Inshore on the Westerly beaches will be very still and calm, Easterly beaches will get onshore choppy conditions especially Monday onwards. Swell is consistanly 3 – 4 feet through the week(https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL and SURF FORCASTE Friday 10th May 2019 4ft / Saturday 11th May 2019 3ft / Sunday 12th May 2019 4ft / Monday 13th May 2019 2ft / Tuesday 14th May 2019 3ft / Wednesday 15th May 3ft / Thursday 16th May 5ft
HIGH TIDE – FRIDAY 10TH MAY 2019 – 10.46AM / 8.54 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CAMARTHENSHIRE
The weather and the wind conditions look good at the moment for Westerly facing sites, the only issue may be the swell which is consistent 2 – 5 feet. The visibility will be minimal and inshore conditions not the best. May be accessible in some very protected areas such as Stackpole Quay in Camarthenshire. Local Cardiff and Swansea sites may have too much swell to work.

We are running the PADI Open Water Diver Course this weekend at Hebron Hall on the outskirts of Cardiff. Students from accross South Wales will be heading to the confined Water training session to complete the PADI course. We are also running the PADI Divemaster course as part of the continuing educational programme.

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 –   Dry weather for most of the week with temperatures averaging 12 degrees. The change in conditions will be later next week with high winds Tuesday and Wednesday bringing colder temperatures. Also possible rain on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 Degrees
WIND –  Moderate winds over the next couple of days with 15 mph Westerlies across the region, this will stay until Sunday and Monday when the winds drop to 5 West but changing significantly on Tuesday and Wednesday with winds Southerly upto 30 mph https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SEA STATE and SWELL –   The rougher days will definately towards Tuesday and Wednesday with high winds coming from the South and creating choppier coastal conditions. Thursday Friday this week should be moderate and Sunday Monday calm.(https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL and SURF FORCASTE Thursday 2nd May 2019 3 feet / Friday 03rd May 2019 3ft / Saturday 04th May 2019 2 feet / Sunday 05th May 2019 3ft / Monday 06th May 2019 3ft / Tuesday 07th May 2019 2 feet / Wednesday 08th May 12 feet
Friday 20th April 2 feet
Saturday 21st April 2 feet
Sunday 22nd April 4 feet
Monday 23rd April 3 feet
Tuesday 24th April 3 feet
Wednesday 24th 3 feet
Thursday 26th April 4 feet

Low12:07AM2.21mHigh6:17AM8.9mLow12:23PM1.95mHigh6:35PM8.93m

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CAMARTHENSHIRE
There has been a constant swell all week around the coastline of Wales, this will affect the visability of all diving locations. This week the swell is lower up until Wednesday when the wind and the swell is picking up significantly. Entrance and exit points are acceptable on the sheltered beaches such as Limeslade bay in Swansea up until the wind and swell increase by the middle of the week, so best conditions are the weekend and the beginning of the week. We have our comprehensive PADI Open Water Course systems running and the pool session is being held in Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys. The next pool session for the course is to be held on 11th May 2019.