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

Date – 05th 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 dry most of the week but heavy rain on Saturday morning also very strong winds Saturday and Wednesday.  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 15 Degrees

WIND – High winds coming in for Saturday and Wednesday predicted at the moment, upto 35mph on Saturday and 30mph on Wednesday. The rest of the week is also varied with gusting winds up to 20 mph.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Wind direction will pay a key part in the sea state as there may be Easterly winds on Saturday and low swell which will be good for for the sea state on the Southern and Western facing shorelines. Choppy stormy seas as winds change to westerlies in the week. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1 – 11foot

TIDES

High3:29AM8.07m
Low9:43AM2.91m
High4:01PM8.43m
Low10:26PM2.49m
First Light6:48AM
Sunrise7:21AM
Sunset6:45PM
Last Light7:18PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

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

Poor sea conditions through into next week, possibility of diveable conditions on Saturday as the wind is high but offshore and the swell is low, however visibility will be low as the swell and winds have been high.

We are running the PADI Open Water Diver course on Saturday at 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 – 21st September 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 –  Heavy rain, strong winds, stormy conditions settling from Monday (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 17 Degrees

WIND – The wind is upto gale force over the next few days into Sunday , speeds of up to 40 mph will sweep accross South Wales and the region bringing stromy seas and heavy rivers. This will ease on Monday onwards. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Gale force winds Friday, Saturday, Sunday will bring stormy sea conditions very rough and choppy with big swells and waves. This will ease on Monday and into next week.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1 10 foot

TIDES

High3:53AM7.54m
Low10:02AM3.41m
High4:23PM7.9m
Low10:33PM3.14m
First Light6:23AM
Sunrise6:57AM
Sunset7:19PM
Last Light7:52PM

Visibility – 0 – 1 meters

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

There is definately NO DIVING accross the South Wales area for the next few days, the swell and the wind is huge and no visibility so all around bad for any Scuba Diving in areas around Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Camarthenshire etc. The best option would be to head inland to the protected sites across the region.

This weekend we have Luke, Keiron, Nathaniel and Harri completing the PADI Junior Open Water Diver qualification. We shall be heading inland with the lads to complete the course on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully the wind and the rain will hold off for the lads to get through and start their diving future.

Scuba Diving Conditions for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales and West Wales areas . Firstly apologies for the lack of the report from last week, we have been away diving over the past couple of weeks and didn’t have access to write the report, that’s the bad news. The good news is that were having a late summer and the conditions have been good especially in West Wales an the protected beaches and sites over the past couple of weeks. The wind has been slight and the swell has not been as big as predicted. West Wales areas such as Martins Haven, St Brides Bay, Aberiddy and other sheltered Westerly spots have had the best of the conditions and with the warm weather we have had good clear and warm conditions, after the wash out of the summer this has been fantastic news. We may even get some diving in local areas to Swansea and Cardiff such as Limeslade Bay in Swansea if the conditions stay this way for the next few days.

Keep an eye of the weather at all times and especially the wind and swell conditions these are the real factors when assessing the conditions of the coast and the visibility. As always the right certification is essential especially when diving in the UK. We are training our next batch of PADI Open Water Divers this weekend with Paul and Tom from Cardiff, David from Carmarthen and Patrick from somewhere in the valleys.

There is also the PADI Divemaster training for Jo, Chris, Paul and Maria the guys have been training for several weeks now honing their skills to train to the professional level of Qualification which will allow the to work as a Qualified assistant instructor anywhere in the world, so good luck to everyone.