Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 06.10.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 06.10.2016

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

Looks like we could be seeing another weekend of positive conditions for Scuba Diving in South Wales this weekend. Swell size is looking like it should be around the 2ft - 3ft range and winds are fairly gentle. Wind direction should also be more offshore over the weekend, meaning the South Wales coast will be afforded a little bit of protection, helping to keep the visibility - a key requirement for an enjoyable scuba dive - reasonable.

Tide size is fairly average for the South Wales coast, or Bristol Channel, with low tide around 3m - 4m and high tide around 8m. Whilst that isn't a huge tidal range for South Wales, it is still a massive volume of water moving, so you will still need to ensure you are planning your dives around the tidal movement, remembering the rule of twelfths. You want to be looking to dive the incoming tide, so this weekend, that means a morning dive with high tide being 10:50 on Saturday and 11:55 on Sunday.

Keep in mind that temperatures, both air and sea, are starting to drop now, so you'll need to be thinking about the level of thermal protection you require, both during, before and after your dive. We're getting into the dry suit season for coastal dives and hoods and gloves are going to start being required too. You'll also want to ensure you are able to keep warm before any dive and warm up after your dive too - whilst the wind should be fairly gentle, there will be a noticeable wind chill.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

Last weekend we ran the confined water dives and theory section of the PADI Open Water Diver course in Cardiff. There's no training this weekend, but we'll be taking our students down to Chepstow this month to complete the open water section of the PADI Open Water Diver course and allowing them to become fully qualified to scuba dive anywhere in the world up to 18m.

We're also looking to run an Advanced Open Water course in the coming weeks, so if you are interested in taking your scuba diving training to the next level then give us a call and we can provide you with more details. The PADI Advanced Open Water course will help you improve you buoyancy, dive to 30m deep and give you a chance to practice you diving with fully qualified PADI instructors.

CAUTIONS – Water temperatures are starting to drop now as the air temperature starts to decrease. 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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