Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 24.11.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 24.11.2016

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

We could see acceptable conditions for Scuba Diving on the South Wales coast this weekend, with virtually no swell and although strong, the wind will be in an offshore direction. Some of our more sheltered bays, such as Caswell Bay in Swansea could offer decent conditions. There has been some rain and strong winds over the last few days, so you'll need to take visibility into account before any dive.

The big factor this weekend, as you can imagine at this time of year is the temperature. Water temperatures are going to have dropped significantly and surface temperatures are flirting with freezing now hear in South Wales. This isn't going to stop a dive, but you do need to properly plan you thermal protection for all parts of the day - before you dive, whilst in the water and after your dive. Dry suits, gloves, hoods, lots of layers, etc. Warm drinks will also help to warm you up whilst out of the water.

As always in South Wales there is always the option to head to an inland site, such as Chepstow or Vobster Quay but you'll have the same temperature concerns as on the South Wales coast.


Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

Last weekend we were up at Chepstow running the PADI Advanced Open Water course, our last open water course of the year. Congratulations to Megan, Bradley, Megan and Alicia (yes, two Megans) on passing their PADI Advanced Open Water qualification. We look forward to seeing you again to continue your Scuba Diving adventures, possibly on the PADI Rescue Diver course?

Next weekend (3rd December) we're running our annual Christmas Jumper try dive event. All proceeds will be donated to the Save the Children charity, and you can come down to Hebron Hall in Cardiff (in your Christmas Jumper of course) and try our Scuba Diving for a donation to the charity (minimum £15). The dives are open to both unqualified and qualified divers. You can also speak to our instructors if you want any further information on the PADI Open Water Diver course, or any other of our courses.


CAUTIONS – It's all about the temperature at this time of year. Water temperatures are low and surface temperatures are threatening to reach zero, so your thermal protection is absolutely vital. Dry suits, gloves, hoods, layers, wind proof jackets, etc are all vital for any dive, coastal or inland.

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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