Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 29.09.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 29.09.2016

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

We could see some OK conditions for Scuba Diving on the South Wales coast this weekend. Swell is set to be reasonable, between 2ft - 4ft and winds are reasonably gentle. Saturday afternoon into Sunday could see the best conditions, with the winds being offshore or very gentle onshore winds.

Low tide is 13:04 on Saturday and 13:40 on Sunday and will be a fairly big tide, as is usual on the South Wales coast. This means you're going to want to use the rule of twelfths to plan any dive and look to dive the incoming tide, which ties in nicely with the wind on Saturday.

The winds and swell being low will help with the visibility, although the large tidal movement will inevitably have some effect on this. Water temperatures are also starting to drop across the UK so you will need to plan your equipment correctly - hoods, gloves, Semi-dry or Dry suits will all be required for any coastal dive and you also need to think about your thermal protection for after you exit the water.

You also have the option to head to one of the nearby inland diving sites, such as Chepstow or Somerset and whilst the water at those sites may hold a little more heat we are coming to the time of year when your thermal protection is going to need to start increasing.

Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

We're down in Cardiff this weekend running the first part of the PADI Open Water Diver in the swimming pool at Hebron Hall. This part of the course will see the students complete their confined water dives and there exam, having completed a period of self study.

Upon successfully completing this part of the course they'll go on to their open water dives and if they complete those successfully they'll be able to start their Scuba Diving adventure, diving anywhere in the world up to 18m.

We've also got a number of students from Cardiff University coming along to complete some try dives. Whether they're looking to use diving towards the degree projects or simply interested in joining the dive society these try dives will give them a good idea of what it's like to breath underwater and we're sure they'll become hooked, just like us!

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. Hoods, Gloves, Semi-dry or Dry suits. Windproof jackets and lots of layers for when you've finished your dive too.

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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