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Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

Date – 28th June 2018

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

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH, SwanseaSA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB, Southerndown CF320RN, 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 – Warm and sunny again this week with Easterly winds, temperatures between 15 degrees and 26 degrees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND – Easterly and South Easterly winds over the next few days ranging from 8 – 25 mph.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –  Calm to wind chop seas, high Easterly wind bring white horses and offshore chop (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1ft -2ft

First Light4:10AM
Last Light10:27PM

Visibility – 2-5 meters

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

Great conditions again this week, definitely the best time all year form Scuba diving in South Wales, weather is sunny fine and warm, Sea temperatures are rising up to a comfortable 14 degrees, the wind is light and offshore and the best part the visibility is up to 8 meters in parts of the coast.

The perfect conditions to train to become a Scuba Diver in the UK with the PADI Open Water Diver certification allowing you to dive up to 18 meters globally. Also the PADI Open Water diver Advanced course will allow our divers up to 30 meters to get even more pleasure from the sea.

Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli region

Date – 14th June 2018

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

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF10 , Porthcawl CF36 , SwanseaSA1 , Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon SA12, Stackpole Quay, Llanelli,

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

WEATHER –    Very changeable this week after a prolonged period of warm sunny weather the wind has picked up significantly especially on the South East coast, gale force winds on Thirsday and heavy rain on Saturday temperatures from 12-17 Degrees  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND –   Changeable strong winds through the week, especially Thursday and Saturday mostly South and South Westerlies coming along the channel 15 – 34 knots (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –   Rough seas for the next few days with the strong southerly and Westerly winds especially along the Cardiff Cf1, Swansea SA1, Porthcawl CF36 and Southerndown regions of the coast (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – Small swell and low waves 1 – 3 foot at best


First Light4:06AM
Last Light10:24PM

Visability – 0 – 1meters

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff CF1, Porthcawl Cf36, Aberavon SA12, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

Over the past few weeks the weather and the wind has been amazing, beautiful sunny days and light offshore winds, unfortunately all that has changed today. High winds and big swells have blown out the Scuba Diving sites in Cardiff, Swansea, Porthcawl, Aberavon and up to Stackpole Quay. Visibility will be minimal and surf conditions will make entrances and exits treacherous.

We have recently completed the PADI Open Water Diver course and the PADI Open Water Advanced Diver course with students from Cardiff University. The students are now ready for their placements in the Nature reserve in the Medes Islands in Spain, a project we established 5 years ago and still going strong. So good look to all the students as they continue their Scuba diving careers.

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

ACTIVITIES – Scuba Diving, 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 – Medium rain next two days, Dry and clear on weekend very cold down to Temp -3 – 2 degrees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND – Strong North to North West winds throughout most of the weekend and into next week, very cold (www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Winds are strong offshores and cold, swell is big and blustery for most days until the wind picks up again into next week (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE – HT 9.05PM HEIGHT 9.28 Meters

VISABILITY – Low Vis possibly down to .5 meters to 1 meter, Stackpole may get 1-2 meters


Accross the whole of South Wales the conditions are looking un advisable for diving and snorkelling, there is a big swell, high winds and limited visability so all in all not good at all, the best options would be to head inland to the dive sites accross the region with better vis and conditions.

PADI Scuba Diving Training and Courses in Cardiff, Swansea and across South Wales

We have another busy weekend training the PADI Open Water Diver Course and the PADI Dive master course, James and Matthew will be attending the PADI Open water and Sam and Ross the PADI Divemaster, we will be conducting the course inland due to the adverse conditions and wrapping up warm as the temperatures are getting lower and lower.

We had a great day in the pool on 02nd December running the PADI Open Water Referral course and the PADI Divemaster course as well as raising funds for Sharklife our chosen charity thankyou to Dave K, Chris C, Sam R, Ross D.

Scuba Diving Conditions and Activities Report for Cardiff, Swansea, South and West Wales  – Firstly we hope you all had a fantastic New Year and your rearing to go and get in the water in 2016. Unfortunately the conditions on the coast of South Wales are not suitable for diving at the moment. We still are experiencing high winds and large swells which incurs bad diving conditions for the whole region. The water temperature is still higher than average but as mentioned the conditions are not great for Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales region in general.

West Wales areas as always will be far more protected including Martins Haven, St Brides Bay protected on the North facing beaches. The conditions are still not great in this area but defiantly better than in South East Wales. The air temperature is also down considerably so the right protective layering will be essential such as hoods, gloves, dry suit, thermals and also warm clothing and hot drinks. In these conditions you must make sure you are protected adequately for the temperatures.

This week we are away teaching a School in Southampton the PADI Open Water Diver Referral course, they will be completing the course firstly in a classroom at the school and then onto a local swimming pool. The students are preparing for an expedition they will be attending in the summer and completing the referral course so they can complete the four PADI Open Water qualifying dives on their expedition. Hopefully we’ll be back in the Open Water as soon as the conditions clear.

Scuba Diving Conditions and Activities Report for Cardiff, Swansea, South and West Wales  NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! BIG WIND, HUGE SWELL, MONSTROUS SEAS ARE YOU CRAZY, head for the hills and get diving inland the only place to be in the water this week and through the weekend. The coast is a definate no go usless you are very experienced and the bay is very sheltered from sort Barney and the prevailing Sea conditions. Visability will be bad for some time to come so as we always say in diving “Don’t hold your breath”.


Last weekend Lewis, Andrew, Domonic, James, Jess, Rhodri and Timothy from Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend and Newport completed the PADI Open water Diver and the PADI Scuba Diving Course in a local inland Scuba Diving Site. All the students passed with flying colours and are now moving onto there new life underwater.

Jessica and James are joining David K and David A and Hector on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course this weekend completing 5 Open Water Dives to gain the certification which will allow them to Scuba Dive anywhere in the world up to 30 meters.  As stated in the conditions report the course will be completed in land get gain the best conditions possible for the students.

The next few weeks we will also be completing the PADI Rescue diver course for Advanced Students progressing to one of the highest Scuba Diving levels for recreational divers.

Scuba Diving Course’s in Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales have been running with Quest for the past 16 years, with thousands of Divers been trained to be able to dive all over the world, the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Training course has been the main course undertaken by people wishing to dive all round the world.

Initially we offer theory training where the student will receive the manuals and paperwork to read through and complete in their own time and comfort, then we move to the swimming pool to teach the practical in water session of the course in confined water.

We are proud to say that we have trained thousands of people from all over South Wales including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport,Bridgend, Brecon and all over the district.

We have also instructed hundreds of marine researchers who have gone on to establish careers in Scuba Diving and Marine Research, also running at present marine research projects around the world.

Our plan for the next 16 years is to train as many divers as possible who all have the intention of gaining their qualifications to enjoy and protect the beautiful marine enviroment we love so much.

Were back in hebron Hall in Dinas Powys by Cardiff, Barry and Swansea to instruct the PADI Open Water Diver Certification, the next date being the 07th Marine, so come along and dive in do what we do and see what we see.

We have a big weekend of Scuba Diving coming up for the 05.07.2014, we are running the PADI Open Water Diver Course at Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys in Cardiff. The students attending will be a mix of Introduction Dives, Refresher Dives and the PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course. The session starts at 7.45am at Hebron Hall and the instructors on the day are Lee, Mal, Dappers, Phil and Rose, we have many students attending from Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Newport, Porthcawl and South Wales. The session for the try dives will be complete by 10.30am and the session for the rest of the group completing the PADI Referral course is due to complete by 1pm. After completing the referral course the students will be able to attend the 4 Open Water Qualifying dives to gain their full PADI Open Water Diver Certification, this will allow them to dive upto 18 meters anywhere in the world.