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

DATE – 23th March 2018

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

LOCAL AREA – South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend, Southerndown, Ogmore by Sea, Llantwitt Major, Aberavon, Stackpole Quay, Llanelli,

SITE LOCATION – Sker Beach, Limeslade Bay, langland Bay, Oxwich Bay, Stackpole Quay

WEATHER – Warmer weather than recently, highs of 9 degrees and lows of 3 degrees, winds are lighter but still cold air coming in to all areas  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 8 Degrees

WIND – Wind is variable but weaker over the next few days with Westerly, southerly and south Westerly winds predicted. Friday will see the stronger winds from the West up to 30 mile per hour and then settling until mid week.(www.windguru.cz/5693)

SEA STATE AND SWELL – Big swells predicted and strong Southerly winds through the channel will cause choppy conditions when the wind settles the swell will be good and the Surf big on the push of the tide (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 3FT – 8FT

HIGH TIDE TODAY – HT 9.35pm HEIGHT 8.32 Meters.

VISIBILITY – 0 – 1 METER

Scuba Diving Conditions Report South Wales, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea, Llanelli, Stackpole Quay

 

The Sea conditions as through out the winter have not been good around the coastline of Newport, Cardiff, Porthcawl, Aberavon, Swansea and Llanelli, the swells and big, sea state rough, visibility low, and all round bad conditions for Scuba diving and snorkelling.

Now the weather were hopefully start to change for the better, with lighter winds and sunnier longer days, we are still running all the PADI courses in the system including PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster as well as the usual specialities, the courses are run through out the year in preparation for the diving season or diving abroad.

Scuba Diving Conditions for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales and West Wales areas . Another week and more wind and swell on the South Wales coastline, there hasn’t been a settled period for some time, so the visability is not good around Cardiff, Swansea areas. The best chance of a good dive as usual will be towards West Wales, may even be OK in Stackpole Quay this next few days especially early afternoon when the tides are coming in. St Brides, Martins Haven, Dale in Pembrokeshire again will be the best options for good diving. Visability should be alot better, the water temperature is up around the 15 degrees and the swell in this area is a minimal compared to the rest of the region.

This weekend we are teaching the PADI Open Water Referral Diver course to students from all over the region including Swansea, Bridgend, Nweport Brecon and all over South Wales. The course will be run over one day and teach the students all the basics of becoming a proficient Scuba Diver and be able to dive any where in the world up to 18 meters.

We shall be keeping an eye on all the studentsn to see there progress, the PADI Open Water Qualifying dates will then be held on 22nd and 23rd August to complete the full PADI Open Water Diver Qualification, so good luck to everyone on the course.