Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 22.09.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 22.09.2016

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

The South Wales coast is not the place to be Scuba Diving this weekend. We've got massive swell (up to 10ft) and strong Southerlies and Westerlies, gusting over 30knots at times. This is going to make entry and exit for any shore dive incredibly challenging and with all the water movement visibility is also going to be poor. Even the sheltered Easterly facing bays, such as Oxwich Bay in Swansea are unlikely to afford you enough protection from the wind or swell.

So, you have a couple of options to get your Scuba Diving fix... You can come and join us at one of the inland dive sites in the area - such as Vobster Quay or Chepstow - which will remove the vast majority of the problematic conditions on the South Wales coast or, you can take advantage of some of the great deals to be had on holidays to some European destinations, such as Malta, Span or Cyprus.


Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

We're going to be in Chepstow this weekend with a number of students completing their PADI Open Water Diver course. They'll be completing 4 open water dives over the weekend to a depth of 18m and upon successfully completing these dives they'll be qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to that 18m depth.

They'll also be able to take the next step in their Scuba Diving eduction and go onto the PADI Advanced Open Water which will improve the Scuba Diving skills and allow them to dive up to 30m in depths, meaning the vast majority of dive sites and wrecks will be available to them.

We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to welcoming them into the Ocean Quest Scuba Diving family.


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 as the strong winds will quickly chill you. With the swell and wind strength visibility will be a problem and must be taken into account when planning equipment and 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. 

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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