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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 –   It has been a very cold week with temperatures below zero on average. This week from Saturday onwards looks the same with dry weather, snow, sleet and temperatures of just on zero. From Sunday into Monday the temperatures are changing with most days being up to 8 degrees and mainly dry. However there will be strong cold winds. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND – Strong winds all week, starting with 20 mph Northerlies on Saturday and then upto 30 mph Southerlies Sunday and Monday turning to Westerly 25 mph for the rest of the week. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –  Depends on the wind direction, from Sunday onwards the Sea state should be quite rough and stormy with high South and Westerly winds coming through  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 5 – 12 Feet


First Light7:13AM
Last Light5:44PM
The weather has been very cold over the past few days and the water temperature in the Sea down to 9 degrees and inland down to 5 degrees, this will be the coldest time to dive, so the right equipment is essential.
Sea conditions are not good in the area for diving with stormy seas, big swells and surf and very limited visability. The better conditions will definitely be inland.
We are running the PADI Open Water diver training course, The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver  course and the PADI Rescue Diver course over the next few weeks with our pool session on 02nd March 2019.

Scuba Diving Conditions for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales and West Wales areas . Well again it has not been the best conditions for diving in South Wales, the swell has been big, the wind has been high and it dosent semm to be letting up at all at the moment. The best areas again will be West Wales in areas such as Martins Haven and St Brides Bay in pembrokeshire. The areas are far more sheltered here and less swell, and tidal movement so they offer far better diving areas than the more exposed South Facing area’s in the channel.

Due to the weather and sea conditions we are teaching the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course inland this weekend to give the students the best opportunity for there training. We have students from accross South Wales including Ben and Laura from Swansea, Matthew from Cardiff, Alistair from Camarthen and Gemma from Swansea. The course will consist of 5 dives including Peak Buoyancy, Wreck, Deep, Navigation and naturalist diving.

The next traing event will be on the 22nd and 23rd August when we will be running the PADI open Water Diver Course for students accross the area. The course will consist of 4 qualifying dives to gain there first Scuba Diving Certification.

Cardiff Bay Diving and Watersports was established in Cardiff Bay on West Bute Street on 27th March 1998, the center was established to offer Scuba Diving Course’ s through the PADI and BSAC systems offering the PADI Open Water Diver Programme and the BSAC Sports Diver Programme, we also offered Kayaking and watersports in the newly developed Bay area of Cardiff.

The company was established by Lee Garbett a PADI and BSAC Scuba Diving Instructor with a huge passion for the water and everything about it, originally from Walsall in the West Midlands he couldnt have been further from the Sea, but after a near fatal drowning event on the West Wales Coast at a very early age, he realised the water is where he wanted to be.

In 2002 the center was created in Porthcawl moving closer to the Sea where they wanted to be and changed the company name to Ocean Quest to create an organisation offering Scuba Diving, Instruction, Retail, Surfing, Kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, and all related watersports.

Over the 16 years of operations Cardiff Bay Diving and Watersports and Ocean Quest have Instructed 1000’s of people to Scuba Dive around the Glode, in 2004 they won the PADI Key Man Award for the Best center in PADI International and have been a PADI 5 Star International Dive Center since creation.

We would like to thank all the people we have trained and have visited us over the next 16 years, our passion in still and always will be the water so we will be here writting our next birthday review for many years to come.