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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)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 9 Degrees

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

TIDES

High4:45AM8.42m
Low10:57AM2.55m
High5:08PM8.43m
Low11:19PM2.45m
First Light7:13AM
Sunrise7:49AM
Sunset5:08PM
Last Light5:44PM
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT FOR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES AREA
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 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 –  WEATHER –   Dry and settled over the next few days, cold air and cold wind temperatures doen wo -1. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)(http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 10 Degrees

WIND – Stronger winds will be today accross the South Wales region up to 18 mph from the West. The following few days have lighter winds coming from the East. Cold but settled. https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Today will be the choppiest day in the sea and then will settle to very calm conditions over the next few days. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2 – 6  feet

TIDES

High2:15AM8.12m
Low8:28AM2.82m
High2:44PM8.31m
Low9:08PM2.65m
First Light7:39AM
Sunrise8:19AM
Sunset4:18PM
Last Light
SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS REPORT FOR CARDIFF, SWANSEA, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES AREA
The conditions for scuba diving this weeks for sites in the South Wales area including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli, Stackpole quay are unsettled at the beginning of the week and then calming into the later part of the week. The best options to dive would be towards Stackpole Quay in the shelltered bay on the incoming tide when the swell and the winds are low.
This week we are off on our epic adventure scuba diving in South Africa and Mozambique. We are flying out on Thursday from Heathrow airport to Johannesburg arriving on Friday. The dives sites will be the best shark dive sites in the world including Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks, Sodwana Bay and Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique. We are a team of PADI International Instructors, PADI International Rescue divers and PADI International Advanced Divers. As always this will be a life changing tour for all concerned we shall keep you all updated.
Have a fantastic 2019 and whatever you do stay safe and keep diving.

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 –  Mainly rain this week accross the whole region, the temperatures are not as low but will be wet throughout.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Big Westerly winds all week is the constant theme, they will generally be around the 25-30mph region and strong gusts.  https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL -Choopy stormy seas for the next few days with the big Westerly winds, rough conditions and big swells forcaste. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 6 – 12 feet

TIDES

Low5:22AM2.9m
High11:41AM8.42m
Low6:11PM2.83m
First Light7:17AM
Sunrise7:56AM
Sunset4:11PM
Last Light4:50PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
The conditions for diving this week are not good at all, very high southerly winds, choppy stormy seas, big swells, low visability and all round bad conditions.
Definatley the time to head inland to the protected sites, there’s alway somewhere to dive. We are in the process of compleing the PADI Open Water Diver course and the PADI Rescue diver course with our students based here in South Wales.

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

Date – 26th 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 –  Mixed weather this week with mainly dry weather and alot warmer than last week. Most days are above 10 degrees and up to 15 degrees. Lowest temperature 10 degrees. Rain on the weekend and high winds on Saturday.   (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 12 Degrees

WIND – Varied winds through out the week medium on Thursday and Monday, low on Friday and Sunday and gale force on Saturday up to 30 mph. Tuesday high winds into the 20 mph range (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Wind direction is mainly west and south this week so will be travelling up the channel. Strong winds will affect the sea state to rough conditions especially on Saturday with big swells and big winds. Tuesday also looks choppy with strong Westerly winds.   (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2 – 12 foot

TIDES

Low4:19AM2.88m
High10:38AM8.42m
Low4:59PM2.97m
High11:19PM8.07m
First Light6:31AM
Sunrise7:06AM
Sunset4:51PM
Last Light5:26PM

 

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

Scuba Diving Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Port talbot, Stackpole Quay
Big swells and high winds will affect the Scuba Diving conditions again this week, especially Saturday. The forecaste weather conditions will affect the exit and entry points for all sites accross the South Wales region making Scuba Diving conditions along the South Wales coast un- suitable for all levels of divers.
We have recently completed the PADI Open Water Diver course with Daniel, Coral, Matthew, Iain and Siobhan and the PADI Scuba Diver course with Jan. All passed sucsessfully obtaining qualifications allowing them to dive any where in the world under the PADI licence.

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.

 

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

Date – 25th August 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 – Colder than usual for this time of year 11 – 17 degrees, cloudy all week with heavy rain on Sunday. Strong winds on Sunday. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 18 Degrees

WIND – Variable winds this week with gale force expected on Sunday 26th August along the South Wales region, other days are medium winds and calm on Tuesday and Thursday (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Relatively calm sea’s especially Tuesday and Thursday, very rough sea’s on Sunday into Monday with  the gale force winds heading in. Winds are mainly Southerlies with strong winds turning Westerly.   (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2 foot – 7 foot  Max

HIGH TIDE TODAY –
Low12:25AM2.31m
High6:37AM8.67m
Low12:41PM2.26m
High6:54PM9m
First Light5:39AM
Sunrise6:15AM
Sunset8:18PM
Last Light8:54PM

Tide Location Port Talbot – 7.97mi away 

Visibility – 1 – 2 meters

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

Definate change in the conditions over the last couple of weeks, from warm and sunny we have had cold and stormy. August definitely is a mixed bag of weather now. Big winds and stormy seas have affected the Scuba Diving in all areas across South Wales, best option if to head inland to the protected sites. My be lucky and get a dive in on the West Wales coast.

Last weekend we completed the PADI Open Water Diver course with Natalie, Hayley, Gavin, Mike and Nia. All passed there full Open Water diver qualification and are now set to prepare for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification.

This is the diving season for us now, warm waters and calmer seas in the months of September, October and November. We are then off on our epic trip to South Africa and Mozambique to see our wonderful sharks and creatures. We will keep you full informed.

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

Date – 18th August 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 – Over cast, cloudy, unsettled, windy, rain unpredictable generally over the next few days in the South Wales region (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 18 Degrees

WIND – Winds are fresh and high over the next few days up untill Wednesday, strong Westerlies so back to normal after periods of Easterlies ranging 12mph – 30 mph (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Rough seas for the next few days with the high winds especially along the channel with the strong Westerlies  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 2 foot – 7 foot  Max

HIGH TIDE TODAY –
Low4:30AM1.62mHigh10:38AM9.04mLow4:44PM1.87mHigh10:57PM9.03m

Tide Location Port Talbot – 7.97mi away 

Visibility – 1 – 3 meters

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

Looks like the weather has changed and the good diving conditions have gone, strong Westerly winds and stormy conditions are effecting the visibility and entrance and exit safety on all sites across South Wales.

We have held the PADI Open water diver course with 6 students today, all have completed the first two Open Water dives and are now progressing to complete the final two tomorrow afternoon. We are also running the PADI Advanced Open Water diver and the PADI Rescue diver courses. The students will be receiving the full PADI Open Water diver qualification on successful completion of the fou dives

 

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

Date – 03rd August 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 – Warm and sunny for the next few days but winds are picking up from Tuesday next week. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 17 Degrees

WIND – Varied this week with lighter winds over the next couple of days and then picking up from Tuesday onwards 5mph – 25mph (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – There is swell around at the moment up to 3 foot, this will decrease over the next few days but the sea will get choppy with the incoming stronger winds  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1ft -3ft Max

Low4:45AM2.37m
High10:58AM8.37m
Low4:58PM2.57m
High11:20PM8.45m
First Light5:00AM
Sunrise5:40AM
Sunset9:01PM
Last Light9:42PM

Visability – 1 – 3 meters

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

The weather is looking good but the problem is the wind and the swell, there has been a lot of swell around over the last few days and with the wind this has affected all the areas for safety and visibility. Most areas across the region will now have limited visibility and hard conditions with the surge and swell

We are back in the pool again on Saturday 11th August with the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course run on a day long session. Students will be with us from all over the country to complete the PADI Open Water Diver Referral course.

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

Date – 05th July 2018

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

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH, Swansea SA20AY , 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 – Very warm and sunny again, light winds and temperatures from 15 – 24 degrees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 16 Degrees

WIND – Light winds for the next few days, maybe picking up gusting to a maximum of 12 mph, directions will vary day after day with no predominate direction (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –  Calm seas, throughout the region over the next few days, slight chop on heavier wind days. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1ft -2ft Max

 HIGH TIDE TODAY –
Low5:16AM2.63mHigh11:29AM8.01mLow5:31PM2.83mHigh11:53PM8.14m

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

Great diving conditions at the moment across the region, its definitely time to get your fins on and get in the water, the snorkelling is good as well, all sites are better on the incoming tide especially 3 hours after the low tide. Visibility is good and seas are calm and warmer.

We were diving at Sker point last week off Kenfig sands, a very hard dive and based on Scientific research for the local nature reserve, myself, Daniel Lewis and Stewart Brooke all completed the dive which is usually conducted by professional divers once every year.

As for our PADI Open Water Divers and PADI Advanced Open Water Divers the conditions are perfect to get with our guides and get in the water for some fantastic sea pleasure diving

 

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)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 14 Degrees

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

HIGH TIDE TODAY –
Low1:03AM2.09m
High7:13AM8.76m
Low1:20PM2.1m
High7:32PM8.97m
First Light4:10AM
Sunrise4:58AM
Sunset9:38PM
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.