Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 21.07.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 21.07.2016

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

We could see some acceptable conditions for diving this weekend of the South Wales coast. Swell isn't going to be too big, possibly around the 4ft mark, and early Saturday the winds should be slight. We do however have a huge spring tide to contend with, almost 9.5m at high tide, so that could affect visibility and makes it absolutely crucial you apply the rule of twelfths to any dive.

The wind is due to pick up Saturday afternoon into Sunday with potentially quite strong Southerly and Westerly gusts on Sunday, although some of the sheltered sites in West Wales, such as Martins Haven and St Brides Bay, may be an option. Although the swell isn't due to increase, the increase in wind could make entry and exit trickier and may also have an impact of visibility.


Of course you can always head inland. South Wales is lucky enough to have The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow which will almost guarantee you a dive, and has plenty of features to keep you entertained on your dive. There is also the option of heading out of Wales to Vobster Quay in Sommerset.

If you do decide to go with an offshore dive, make sure you account for the rule of twelfths, diving on the incoming tide and ensure you've properly planned both you entry and exit points. This is particularly important with the tidal movement we will see this weekend.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

Another break from diving courses this weekend, but we'll be back at the beginning of August with our next group of PADI Open Water Diver students at Hebron Hall in Cardiff. We'll also be looking to run the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course soon for our newly qualified PADI Open Water Divers and anybody else who is interested


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. 

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

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