Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales – 19.05.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales – 19.05.2016

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

We're expecting some fairly big swell this weekend, possibly 6ft in certain places in South Wales and we have some Southerlies and Westerlies on us too. Add the unsettled conditions we've had over the last few days and the tidal movement and conditions don't look too good for scuba diving on the coast of South Wales.

You may find acceptable diving conditions on Sunday in some of the sheltered bays, such as Stackpole Quay or Oxwich Bay but you need to stay aware of wind direction and speed and the conditions we've seen over the last few days will mean visibility is likely to be poor. If you do end up diving off the coast, make you remember the rule of twelfths and always dive on the incoming tide, which this weekend will be mid to late afternoon.

If you want to get a dive in, the best option is to head inland. The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow will offer you a dive that isn't as affected by the environmental conditions or if you want to try an inland site outside of South Wales, there's always Vobster Quay in Somerset for you.


Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

Once again a break in training the students this weekend, however our instructors are back out doing their own training. They'll be completing the practical part of the RLSS Water Management Level 2 course which covers all of the water types we dive in, including still water, rivers and sea.

CAUTIONS – We're still going to need to take sensible precautions with regards to thermal protection as water temperatures are still only going to be around the 10°C mark in both the sea and inland sites. With the strong winds we are expecting and reasonably low temperatures you also need to think about protection whilst you're out of the water too. If you are planning to dive off the coast in South Wales, ensure you are aware of the changing conditions, making sure you know the conditions for both the beginning and the end of the dive.

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. 

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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

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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

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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. 

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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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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. 

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