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

Date – 16th November 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 –  Dry conditions for the rest of the week with little rain predicted, the temperature is going to drop to around 6 degress by the end of next week and the winds will be cold Easterlies much of the week.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)


WIND – Winds are strong this week but heading in from the East which means they will also be cold and offshore in most Southerly areas. Every day will see winds up to 30mph across the region. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – There are strong Easterly winds so sea state will be calm accross the Southerly beaches but choppier further offshore. Winds could change so need to keep an eye on the direction. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3 – 10 foot


First Light6:57AM
Last Light5:02PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
Again the sea state is not great for Scuba Diving and snorkelling across South Wales and the Cardiff Swansea areas unless you are on very protected beaches from the big swells and surf. The protected sites will have calm conditions but strong under tows and surges with very limited visibility. Again probebly better to head inland or try the more protected beaches on the west Wales coastline.
We are signing off the PADI Open Water Scuba diving course completed on the weekend by students from Cardiff University. The course will allow them to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters. They are training to complete their work placement in L’Estartit Spain in the coming summer.

We have a really big weekend with our Scuba Diving Course’s again this weekend, Liam, Kirsty, Rosie, Hannah, Ellie, Roshan and Richard will be with us from pontypridd and Cardiff completeing their PADI Open Water Diver Course which will allow them to Dive upto 18 meters anywhere in the world.

They have recently completed their PADI Open Water Referral course in Cardiff which has allowed them to complete the four Open Water Qualiyfying Scuba Dives. When the students have completed the course they will be ready to go Scuba Diving on their trip to Honduras in the New Year.

We also have Kirsty from Cardiff who is completeing her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course as well on the weekend, she will be completing 5 Open Water Dives to obtain the Advanced Open Water Diver Course which will allow her to Dive to 30 meters anywhere in the world.

Their instructors will be Ray, Stuart, Lee, Phil and John, we will keep you infrmed on how they get on.

The Welsh capital city of Cardiff attracts holidaymakers with its vibrant nightlife scene, rich culture and wide range of historical attractions. This coastal city is also blessed with clear waters, and scuba diving Cardiff is quickly becoming a popular activity among people who enjoy spending time under the surface of the water.

There is a large number of companies that offer special scuba diving in Cardiff packages, including rental of all the equipment and trips to explore the watery underworld. Cardiff is an excellent place to earn your PADI license, and people travel to Cardiff from all over the world to become fully qualified scuba divers. Visitors can take their pick from a wide range of alternative scuba diving trips as well, including open water diving and night diving. The waters just off the coast of Cardiff are cool, clear and simply teeming with a whole host of colourful marine life, which makes scuba diving in Cardiff an excellent option for people of all experience levels.

The waters off Cardiff Bay are an excellent place to try scuba diving, and trips are organised from here all year round. Barry Island is situated just off the coast towards Cardiff International Airport and is another excellent scuba diving destination. Companies offer to combine scuba diving trips with snorkelling, jet skiing and a wide range of other exciting aquatic activities, which means that visitors can spend the entire day messing about in the water if they wish.

Taking a scuba diving trip in Cardiff is a great way to meet like-minded people and try something a little bit different while on holiday. Unlike many other parts of the world, the waters here are rarely crowded by boats and people, meaning that divers will find plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the experience to the full.

Among the diverse range of enchanting sea creatures and other types of marine life that are waiting in the waters to be discovered by divers are enormous schools of jacks as well as tuna and jelly fish. Visitors to Cardiff who take a diving trip will also have the chance to swim amongst groups of blue spotted stingrays, puffer fish and moray eels. Keen photographers will have plenty of time to get snap happy and capture the action on film so that they can relive the experience time and time again and share it with friends and family back home.

One of the great things about choosing to go scuba diving in Cardiff is that people who want to chill out for a while in between dives will find a wide range of other exciting entertainment options to make use of. Cardiff Bay has recently been renovated and features a whole host of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Cardiff is also famous for its quirky historical landmarks such as Cardiff Castle, City Hall, Cosmeston Medieval Village, St Fagans National History Museum, the National Museum of Cardiff and the Norwegian Church, while sports fans will want to catch a match at the impressive Millennium Stadium.