Scuba Diving Cardiff, Swansea 19.04.19

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Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwitt Major , Oxwich Bay SA31LS , Aberavon SA12 6QP , Stackpole Quay SA715DZ , Llanelli SA154SG .

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER –   Temperatures have risen significantly this week with dry sunny spells and temperatures up to 22 degrees on the Easter weekend. Weather should hold until Tuesday when rain and higher winds are forcaste. (


WIND –  Still Easterly winds over the next few days but quite calm up until Monday when winds will become stronger and in a more South to East direction. Light winds for the next few days and turning to 16 to 26 mph from Monday onwards.

SEA STATE AND SWELL –   Easterly winds will mean West facing beaches will be protected and quite calm, where as East facing beaches will have more wind swell and surge with the Easterly winds in South Wales Calm over the weekend and getting choppier through the week. (

SWELL and SURF Forecast 

Friday 20th April 2 feet
Saturday 21st April 2 feet
Sunday 22nd April 4 feet
Monday 23rd April 3 feet
Tuesday 24th April 3 feet
Wednesday 24th 3 feet
Thursday 26th April 4 feet

Low1:33AM1.06m High7:42AM9.84m Low1:57PM1.05m High8:04PM9.73m


The wind has been predominately Easterly giving good calm conditions to Westerly facing beaches and entrance points such as Limeslade bay in Swansea and Stackpole Quay. Easterly beaches will get the brunt of the bad conditions. Also consistent swell throughout the region fitting the Westerly beaches unless completely protected. Would have to enter on the high tide on the incoming tides 2-3 hours after the low incoming water. Levels of ability unless under training should be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue diver or above with sufficient coastal knowledge of diving in the South Wales waters,

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