DATE - 17th February 2018
ACTIVITIES - Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA - South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanethi,
SITE LOCATION - Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay
WEATHER - Dry conditions pretty much through out the week accept for Sunday when the rain comes in again, winds are blustery up to 30 mph generally in a Westerly and South Westerly direction, dropping by the end of the week. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
WATER TEMPERATURE - 7 Degrees
WIND - Wind is variable again predominantly South Westerly and gusting upto 30 mph in stages, will be dropping off on Friday (www.windguru.cz/5693)
SEA STATE AND SWELL -Strong winds again making variable rough conditions for the next few days but also brininging in good well conditions and with the dropping of the winds could get pretty epic surf into next week. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL - 2FT - 6FT
HIGH TIDE TODAY - HT6.59pm HEIGHT 9.1Meters.
VISABILITY 0 - 1 Meter
Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay
As you may have gathered the winter season does not provide the best conditions for scuba diving in the South Wales region especially around Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and Tenby areas, the winds are high, gusty and variable, swells and surf are consistantly bigger, weather is colder and visibility hard to come by. This week is no exception the swell is high, the winds are big, the visibility is low and big tides.
However there is always the back up of the inland sites to dive in and also trips abroad especially winter destinations such as Egypt, South Africa, Caribbean. As always we are training people through the PADI system for there PADI Open Water Diver Course, the PADI Open Water Referral diver course and all other courses in the system. Ten students have just been trained up to the Referral system and preparing for their Open Water qualifying dives.