Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 25.08.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 25.08.2016

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

Wow! What a weekend we had in South Wales last weekend. Massive swell and gale force winds. This weekend see's things return to a more normal situation and could actually see acceptable conditions for diving on certain parts of the South Wales coast, particularly on Saturday.

We're expecting winds to be reasonably gentle and in an Easterly / Northerly direction, meaning we have fairly small swell and the wind shouldn't be causing too many visibility problems. The tidal movement, whilst still large compared to many places in the UK, is reasonably small for the South Wales coast which will also help with visibility and dive times.

So, Saturday you should have the option of most of the dive sites in the Gower, such as Limeslade Bay or Oxwich Bay. You will also have the option to head a little further west and dive some of the bays out there, such as Martins Haven and St Brides Bay. Sunday conditions could become more troublesome as wind and swell size may increase.

As always it's important to plan your dive around the tide, remembering the rule of twelfths and looking to dive on slack water or an incoming tide.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

There's no training for us this weekend after last weeks PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses. We're very pleased to say that all of our students passed their courses last weekend. This gives the Open Water students the ability to dive anywhere in the world up to 18m and we're hoping to see them back soon for their PADI Advanced Open Water course, allowing them to improve their skills in buoyancy and also dive up to 30m anywhere in the world.

Our PADI Rescue Divers now have he knowledge to deal with various situations they could find themselves in, provide first responder first aid care and assist in diver rescues should the need ever arise. It's a tough course that will allow them to move onto working towards the first PADI professional course, PADI Divemaster should they wish to, so they should be proud of their achievements.

CAUTIONS – It's summer but the British sea temperatures will still only be around the 12 degree mark, so we'll still need to take precautions with regards to thermal protection (wetsuits, drysuits, hoods, gloves).

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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