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

Date – 16th October 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 –  The weather this week is cloudy at 12-15 Degrees. Expect a day of sunshine on Thursday and the possibility of rain on the weekend.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 15 Degrees

WIND – Wind will be gentle to moderate consistently throughout the week picking up to 14mph and dropping to 3mph. Watch out for Northerly winds on Sunday. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Swell will reach highs of 7ft the next few days, Thursday onward will be a steady 2-4ft. From our recent storm this weekend, visibility is ultimately nil, the sea state is looking calm but for diving in our Southern coastline it is poor . For surfing it’s a different story. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1 – 7foot

TIDES

Low5:11AM3.23m
High11:34AM7.91m
Low5:42PM3.36m
First Light7:06AM
Sunrise7:40AM
Sunset6:20PM
Last Light6:54PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay

Great sea conditions this week but thanks to storm Callum and big swell, entries and exits will be a challenge. Along with poor visibility dive conditions this week are poor. Therefore if you head to West Wales you might be in for a better chance. If not you could always head inland where you are almost guaranteed a dive.

October 27th/28th we are running the PADI Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver courses. Our next PADI Open Water Diver pool sessions to accompany the four open water dives will be held the first weekend of November att Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys in Cardiff, there are students from all over South Wales including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend and Porthcawl.

 

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

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, 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 – Light rain over the next few days, cold temperatures and stong winds 10 degrees down to 2 degrees, very high winds SW/N/NE and rain easing through the week (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

WIND – Very Strong up to gale force South Westerly/ Esaterly/North Easterly winds throughout most of the week, easing on Sunday  but getting stronger through the next week, most predominant wind will be Westerly. (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – The Sea’s will be rough and stormy over the next few days, the only exception may be Sunday which has lighter winds and cleaner swell, some areas upto 40 mph winds accross the region  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 3.10PM HEIGHT 8 Meters, Neap Tides

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9  Degrees

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METERS

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT SOUTH WALES, CARDIFF, SWANSEA, PORTHCAWL, LLANLLEI, STACK POLE 

Nothing really has changed this week accept for the wind direction now more predominate Westerly rather than easterly, sea state is very rough and swell is huge throughout Cardiff, Porthcawl, Bridgend, Newport, Swansea, llanelli, no real chance of diving in the area unless you head over to West Wales and more protected Northerly facing beaches. Also need to wrap up warm as the temperatures are cold,

The next pool session for the PADI Open Water Diver course will be on 03rd February 2018, we are offering the PADI Open Water Diver and the PADI Divemaster courses in this month with students from all over South Wales.