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Scuba Diving Conditions and Activities Report for Cardiff, Swansea, South and West Wales – Firstly we hope you all had a fantastic New Year and your rearing to go and get in the water in 2016. Unfortunately the conditions on the coast of South Wales are not suitable for diving at the moment. We still are experiencing high winds and large swells which incurs bad diving conditions for the whole region. The water temperature is still higher than average but as mentioned the conditions are not great for Cardiff, Swansea and South Wales region in general.
West Wales areas as always will be far more protected including Martins Haven, St Brides Bay protected on the North facing beaches. The conditions are still not great in this area but defiantly better than in South East Wales. The air temperature is also down considerably so the right protective layering will be essential such as hoods, gloves, dry suit, thermals and also warm clothing and hot drinks. In these conditions you must make sure you are protected adequately for the temperatures.
This week we are away teaching a School in Southampton the PADI Open Water Diver Referral course, they will be completing the course firstly in a classroom at the school and then onto a local swimming pool. The students are preparing for an expedition they will be attending in the summer and completing the referral course so they can complete the four PADI Open Water qualifying dives on their expedition. Hopefully we’ll be back in the Open Water as soon as the conditions clear.
The weekend saw a group of students from all over South Wales including Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Bridgend and Merthyr and all students on the weekend successfully passed their PADI Open Water Diver Course. One of the members was my son Jarrod who passed with flying colours, must be in the blood.
This weekend we are away again teaching a school in Ipswich, with a group of students on an expedition Scuba Diving and researching in some of the most fantastic destiantions in the world.
We will be putting all the pictures from the weekend on our facebook site and hopefully we have another 100% pass rate.
A following weekend we are back in the water conducting another PADI Open Water Diver Course, the course will be held in the inland site in chepstow on both Saturday and Sunday. All students must complete 4 Open Water Dives for the completion of their PADI Open Water Diver Course.
On the course this week we have Jarrod from Cardiff, Cathryn From Cardiff University, Jacquie, Mark, Elliott and Conor from Treharris and Adrian from Swansea. The students will be instructed by Ray, Stuart, John and Phil and will meet at site for 7.45am for an early start in the water.
Last weeks students Miguel, Victoria, Michael from Cardiff, Fenella from Cardiff University and Toby from Swansea University all passed their Open Water course succsessfully and are now able to dive anywhere in the world upto 18 meters. Good look to everyone this weekend, we will post our next update next week.
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