Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
Date - 25th August 2018
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 - Colder than usual for this time of year 11 - 17 degrees, cloudy all week with heavy rain on Sunday. Strong winds on Sunday. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
WATER TEMPERATURE - 18 Degrees
WIND - Variable winds this week with gale force expected on Sunday 26th August along the South Wales region, other days are medium winds and calm on Tuesday and Thursday (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SEA STATE AND SWELL - Relatively calm sea's especially Tuesday and Thursday, very rough sea's on Sunday into Monday with the gale force winds heading in. Winds are mainly Southerlies with strong winds turning Westerly. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)
SWELL - 2 foot - 7 foot Max
Visibility - 1 - 2 meters
Definate change in the conditions over the last couple of weeks, from warm and sunny we have had cold and stormy. August definitely is a mixed bag of weather now. Big winds and stormy seas have affected the Scuba Diving in all areas across South Wales, best option if to head inland to the protected sites. My be lucky and get a dive in on the West Wales coast.
Last weekend we completed the PADI Open Water Diver course with Natalie, Hayley, Gavin, Mike and Nia. All passed there full Open Water diver qualification and are now set to prepare for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification.
This is the diving season for us now, warm waters and calmer seas in the months of September, October and November. We are then off on our epic trip to South Africa and Mozambique to see our wonderful sharks and creatures. We will keep you full informed.