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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 – Warm and sunny again, patches of rain sometimes haevy in parts, generally dry and sunny. 13 – 21 Degrees (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)

WATER TEMPERATURE – 17 Degrees

WIND – Wind is light again picking up possibly on Tuesday ranging between 2 and 15 knots so nothing drastic and changing West to North to South. (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SEA STATE AND SWELL –  Small swell and light winds again means calm seas for the most part, the only exeption may be Tuesday with the higher winds forecast.  (https://magicseaweed.com/Southerndown-Surf-Report/4321/)

SWELL – 1ft -2ft Max

 HIGH TIDE TODAY –
High6:10AM9.1m
Low12:20PM1.69m
High6:35PM9.34m

Visability – 1 – 5 meters

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

Conditions have remained quite good for the last few days, the only issue has been the slight swells and onshore winds in some regions across the South Wales area. The further west will have the better conditions especially from Stackpole Quay on to West Wales.

Conditions should be good for PADI Advanced Open water Divers who are experienced or have professional or competent guides with them. PADI Open Water Divers must stay to sheltered protected areas with full guidance for safety and protection.

Coastal areas must be evaluated especially for tides and weather conditions as always. We are also running the full PADI system of diver training throughout the year as we have been since 1998.

 

Scuba Diving Conditions for Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales and West Wales areas . Well again it has not been the best conditions for diving in South Wales, the swell has been big, the wind has been high and it dosent semm to be letting up at all at the moment. The best areas again will be West Wales in areas such as Martins Haven and St Brides Bay in pembrokeshire. The areas are far more sheltered here and less swell, and tidal movement so they offer far better diving areas than the more exposed South Facing area’s in the channel.

Due to the weather and sea conditions we are teaching the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course inland this weekend to give the students the best opportunity for there training. We have students from accross South Wales including Ben and Laura from Swansea, Matthew from Cardiff, Alistair from Camarthen and Gemma from Swansea. The course will consist of 5 dives including Peak Buoyancy, Wreck, Deep, Navigation and naturalist diving.

The next traing event will be on the 22nd and 23rd August when we will be running the PADI open Water Diver Course for students accross the area. The course will consist of 4 qualifying dives to gain there first Scuba Diving Certification.