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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 and into next week Temp 2 – 10 degrees 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, getting weaker into the week but cold air coming from the North (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 drops into next week, swells are between 2 – 8 feet all week  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

HIGH TIDE – HT 4.32PM HEIGHT 8.7Meters



The wind and subsequent swell have been large and consistent over the past few days and predicted for the next few days, the wind has been blowing strong and blustery again over the past few days and in all directions. This has made conditions unsuitable for diving across the region, even the usually protected beaches North facing in West Wales have seen strong Northerly winds. The best option is to head inland to the local dive training facilities, the water is getting colder so remember to wrap up extra warm.

We are still training the PADI Diver educational system throughout the winter ready for those holidays and the new season in 2018.  Students are undertaking the PADI Open Water Diver, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and the PADI Rescue diver at the moment

September is coming to an end and the winter season is dawning, however our student base is still blossoming as we receive more and more individuals wishing to enroll on the PADI Open Water course. All skills are taught in a pool environment located in Cardiff so the winter chill isn’t felt and for the open water assessment the equipment we provide keeps out clients nice and warm. The course, which is taught in the Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and South Wales area, opens up a whole new realm of possibilities ranging from new career prospects, as it it an internationally rewound qualification, to a new leisure activity for you to experience all around the world.

The Open water course which hones your fundamental diving skills such as mask skills, navigation and equipment skills, is proceeded by two more courses, the PADI Advanced Diver course and the PADI Rescue Diver course, which allow individuals to further develop they’re skills and reach new, exiting depths safely. Less than 5% of the deep blue depths of this planet have been explored. Many believe space to be the final frontier, however, more of the moon and mars has been mapped than our own ocean, which constitutes more than 70% of the planets surface. Diving allows you to explore new depths, which may have never been explored by anyone else. With the help of these courses you could have an experience which no one else has ever had, seeing marine life in its element, not just on some TV screen on a show narrated by David Attenborough.

The next pool session is on the 4th October in Hebron Hall close to Cardiff, students are travelling from all over South Wales including Swansea, Newport, Bridgend and Porthcawl and the next Open Water Diver Session will be held on the 18th and 19th October. We will keep you up dated on all up coming events.