Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 30.06.2016

Conditions Report for Scuba Diving in Cardiff Swansea South Wales 30.06.2016

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

Conditions here in South Wales are going to be tough for Scuba Diving this weekend. We've got some big swell, particularly on Saturday, strong onshore winds, gusting up at 30mph and a big spring tide, with a low of 1.7m and a high of 9.2m! Conditions across the South Wales region have also been unsettled again this week, so adding all of those things together, your best bet really will be to head inland, somewhere like The National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow which will allow you to get your dive in whilst reducing the impact of the environmental conditions.

You may find some of South Wales' sheltered, easterly facing bays such as Oxwich Bay in Swansea provide enough protection to get a dive in but ensure you remember the rule of twelfths, diving on the incoming tide (with a big tide like we have this weekend, you don't want to be swimming against it!) and be aware of how the swell and wind could affect your entry and exit points.

With the conditions we've had over the past few days, swell, wind and tidal movement, visibility is also likely to be an issue to.


Scuba Diving Training in Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales

We're back to Hebron Hall in Cardiff this weekend. We'll be running the PADI Open Water Diver course for those students just starting on their Scuba Diving journey, we have a couple of qualified divers taking a PADI Refresher course having not dived for a while and we're also running the PADI Rescue Diver course for some of our Advanced Divers too. We're going to be busy!

CAUTIONS – As is always the case, throughout the year, in South Wales we'll still need to take precautions with regards to thermal protection (wetsuits, drysuits, hoods, gloves). If you are planning to dive off the coast in South Wales, ensure you are aware of the changing conditions, making sure you know the conditions for both the beginning and the end of the dive and make sure you are aware of the tidal movement and times so you can dive the incoming tide if you insist on costal diving.

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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