Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 17.11.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 17.11.2016

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

It's another weekend where you'll want to be packing your bags and looking for some flights or heading to an inland site if you want to get some diving in. The South Wales coast is seeing some huge swell over the next few days, and big winds too, possibly gusting at over 40mph! Although the swell is looking to calm down a little into the weekend, the previous days conditions will have made visibility a real issue. Sunday we're set to see the winds picking up again too, which will only add to visibility issues.

Luckily, in South Wales we're lucky enough to have a few inland diving sites within easy reach, so you can still get a dive in, despite the coastal conditions. Head over to Chepstow of Vobster key and you won't have to worry about swell, tides or wind too much. Your only concern is going to be the cold, so ensure you have decent thermal protection, dry suits or a 5mm semi dry + 5mm shorty, gloves & hoods. Think about how you will get and keep warm on any surface interval - warm drinks, wind proof jackets, lots of layers, etc.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

This weekend we're running the PADI Advanced Open Water course up at Chepstow with 4 of our previous PADI Open Water Diver students. The course is run over 2 days and will see the students complete 5 dives, including Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Dive  and a Wreck Dive. It will allow the students to become better divers, working on the key skill of buoyancy and getting a better understanding of the underwater world.

Once they have completed the course, they'll be qualified to dive up to 30m anywhere in the world.


CAUTIONS – Water & air temperatures significantly over the last week or two. Plan you thermal protection for the dive and during any surface interval so you'll be as comfortable as possible. Dry suits, 5mm semi-dry + 5mm shorty, gloves, hoods, lots of layers for when you're not diving, etc. Warm liquids will help you warm up quicker.

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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