Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 03.11.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 03.11.2016

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

Scuba Diving Conditions could be tricky this weekend. Swell could reach 3ft - 4ft and we're going to have some strong Northerlies, gusting up to 24knots. Whilst the offshore wind is better than an onshore, the strength of it could still create some choppy conditions and effect the visibility.

If you can find a sheltered bay, you may see acceptable conditions, however tidal times are also working against us this weekend, with high tide being 08:05 and 20:20 on Saturday, being able to dive on slack water is going to involve a very early morning or night dive, which is only for the qualified and experienced divers.

After the last few weeks of good diving conditions in South Wales, this weekend your best bet is to head to an inland site, removing the tidal problems and swell. There has been a noticeable drop in temperatures in the last week or so here is South Wales, so you'll need to take extra precautions when it comes to thermal protection. Although the water is holding it's temperature somewhat, inland sites will probably be around the 10°C - 12°C you need to consider thermal protection for when you are out of the water too.


Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

It's been a busy week for us at Ocean Quest and the weekend is full too. Our instructors and divemasters performed a number survey dives of some lakes to see if we could offer nearby residents the PADI Open Water Diver course on site. On Saturday we're back to Hebron Hall in Cardiff, running the first two parts of our PADI Open Water Diver course. We also have the final part of the PADI Open Water Diver next weekend and PADI Advanced Open Water course later in the month too!


CAUTIONS – Water temperatures are starting to drop and the air temperature has dropped significantly over the last week or two. You'll need to think about your thermal protection both whilst in the water and after exiting. Hoods, Gloves, Semi-dry or Dry suits. Windproof jackets and lots of layers for when you've finished your dive too.

SSI Certifications & Courses

SSI Try Scuba

Feel what it's like to breath underwater, go scuba diving in confined water and earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition card. 

Conducted in our swimming pool, the SSI Try Scuba program is a diving adventure the whole family can enjoy.
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SSI Open Water Diver

The SSI Open Water Diver certification will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, with whoever you want. 

This globally recognised certification is your first step in your scuba diving journey. Explore the hidden underwater world!
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SSI Advanced Adventurer

After you've completed the SSI Open Water Diver certification, this is the next step. With the SSI Advanced Adventurer, you'll learn to extend your dive times, reduce your air consumption and dive deeper.  
You'll start to become a confident and safe diver whose comfortable underwater.
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SSI Specialties

Continue you diving adventure by improving specific skills or learning a completely new specialty. Diver deeper, perfect your buoyancy, take great photos, understand the tides or learn to deal with stress and rescue situations. 

There's 18 specialties to choose from.
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SSI Dive Guide

Do you dream of having a career in diving? 

The SSI Dive Guide course will teach you to lead other certified divers underwater, giving you the skills and experience to ensure others can enjoy your passion safely.
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PADI Certifications & Courses

PADI Discover Scuba

A fun introduction into what it takes to breathe underwater and explore this hidden world. 

Although it’s not a certification you’ll learn the key skills and what it takes to become a PADI certified diver.
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PADI Open Water Diver

Your Scuba Diving journey starts here. Start with supported theory and study programme, move to the pool to practice your skills and then experience four open water dives. 

You’ll then be certified to dive throughout the world with PADI®
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PADI Advanced Open Water

This course is the next step after you have completed the PADI Open Water Diver certification. 

The course called the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because you will advance your scuba diving knowledge and skills.
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PADI Rescue Diver

You will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and on the surface and become more confident in your skills as a diver. 

You will become a better, safer diver and a better buddy too. It’s challenging but rewarding.
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PADI Divemaster

Your first step of professional PADI training. You will be a leader who motivates and mentors other scuba divers. 

You’ll gain dive knowledge, diving skills and supervision abilities, allowing you a career doing what you love.
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PADI Specialties

Improve specific skills or learn a completely new skill with a PADI Speciality course. 

Dive deeper, take better photos, explore wreck the choices are endless and yours.
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