Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 04.08.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 04.08.2016

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

Somebody forgot to tell South Wales it's August! We've had more unsettled conditions here in South Wales this week, meaning the poor visibility affecting our diving certainly hasn't gotten any better.

Much the same as last week, we may find general conditions are acceptable for scuba diving this weekend, Saturday being the most likely as swell is due to be lower and wind strength much less. However, with recent conditions or top of the huge tidal movement we're going to see over the weekend visibility is only going to become more of an issue. This is likely to reduce the enjoyment of your dive but most importantly introduces a number of safety issues that must be considered before you make a decision to enter the water.

Sunday is likely to see conditions that make it far less likely that conditions will be safe enough, with a big increase in swell size and wind strength expected.

Those of you who are determined to coastal dive may find some of the sheltered sites in West Wales, such as Martins Haven and St Brides Bay, your best bet, but our recommendation is to head to one of the nearby inland dive sites, such as The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow or Vobster Quay in Sommerset.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

Feels like a long time since we were last running a training session, even though it's only been 3 weeks or so but Saturday sees us back in Hebron Hall's swimming pool in Cardiff. We've a few PADI Refresher students and we're also going to be running the PADI Open Water Diver confined dives and theory, seeing the next round of students taking the first steps towards becoming a qualified scuba diver.

We'll be running the open water part of the PADI Open Water Diver course at  The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) on the weekend of 20th & 21st August as well as some guided dives.

CAUTIONS – As is always the case, throughout the year, in South Wales we'll still need to take precautions with regards to thermal protection (wetsuits, drysuits, hoods, gloves). We're seeing a spring tide this weekend so the rule of twelfths is absolutely vital when planning your dive times.

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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