Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 26.01.2017

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 26.01.2017

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

We're expecting strong winds along the South Wales coast and in the Bristol Channel this weekend, gusting to over 30 knots and in a Southerly and Westerly direction. This will have an effect on the visibility in the water and although the swell is moderate at around 3ft - 5ft the wind will create a lot of water movement.

Sea temperatures are still low at around 10° so if you do intend to head out for a coastal dive this weekend you'll need to ensure you have the correct thermal protection; dry suit, gloves, hood, warm undersuit, etc. You'll also need a detailed dive plan for your dive, including entry and exit from the water and proper thermal protection for before and after your dive too.

Our advice would be to head to one of the inland dive sites in or near South Wales, where the visibility is likely to be less affected by the wind. Water temperatures will still be low in these sites though, so proper equipment and planning is just as important.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

Next week we'll be returning to Hebron Hall in Cardiff for the 1st part of our PADI Open Water course. This part of the course will teach the students the basic scuba diving skills they need in the pool as well as the theory required for any scuba diver. After they successfully complete this part of the course, they'll need to complete their 4 open water dives before they become qualified to dive up to 18m deep anywhere in the world.

We'll also planning some of our other courses for the next couple of months, such as the PADI Rescue Diver course, so wherever you are in your scuba diving journey, get in touch and we can discuss your next steps.

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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