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Scuba Diving Conditions and Activities Report for Cardiff, Swansea, South and West Wales 22.10.2015 – What can I say, we had very good conditions for a while and now the wind and rain has descended upon us and the conditions have totally changed. There is a big low pressure coming in from the North at the moment which means pretty much all the dive sites around Cardiff, Swansea, South and West Wales will be affected. The only possibility may be the coast of West Wales on the most sheltered areas such as Martins Haven and St Brides Bay. So it looks like the diving is going to change for the worse over the next few days and possibly weeks, might be time to head off to those inland sites or get on the plane.
The water temperature is still 14 Degrees so the water is very comfortable at the moment, it might be an idea to head inland, we are off to do a Halloween Dive at the Vobster Diving facility in Somerset. So if anyone has any suitable masks and costumes please let us know.
The next few days we will be completeing the PADI Open Water Diver course with our new bunch of divers from Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and across the region. The course will firstly be completed in the Swimming Pool in Cardiff and then in the open Water to gain the full PADI Open Water Qualification allowing them to dive anywhere in the world upto 18 meters.
As mentioned we are also heading over to Vobster Quay for the annual Halloween Fancy Dress Dive with our qualified divers from the centre, we will then be joining the the festivities for the Halloween bash.
We have just come back from a fantastic trip to the Medes islands in the Mediterranean off the coast of Catalonia in Spain. We were a group of 13 all qualified divers from all over the country including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Porthcawl, Bath and even Newquay cornwall.
We head off to the shores of the Medes island a nature reserve on the outskirts of L’Estartit, the weather was a little damp when we first turned up but soon cleared to be blazing hot. We were staying in our own houses set together in the town.
All the divers were PADI Open Water Qualified or above for the tour with Instructors and Divemasters as well. The diving on the islands are truly amazing and we have now been asked to consult on the protection of the area.
This weekend we are instructing a group from Wolverhampton in the west midlands who are completeing their PADI Open Water Referral Diver Course to go on their expedition.
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