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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.

Cardiff Bay Diving and Watersports was established in Cardiff Bay on West Bute Street on 27th March 1998, the center was established to offer Scuba Diving Course’ s through the PADI and BSAC systems offering the PADI Open Water Diver Programme and the BSAC Sports Diver Programme, we also offered Kayaking and watersports in the newly developed Bay area of Cardiff.

The company was established by Lee Garbett a PADI and BSAC Scuba Diving Instructor with a huge passion for the water and everything about it, originally from Walsall in the West Midlands he couldnt have been further from the Sea, but after a near fatal drowning event on the West Wales Coast at a very early age, he realised the water is where he wanted to be.

In 2002 the center was created in Porthcawl moving closer to the Sea where they wanted to be and changed the company name to Ocean Quest to create an organisation offering Scuba Diving, Instruction, Retail, Surfing, Kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, and all related watersports.

Over the 16 years of operations Cardiff Bay Diving and Watersports and Ocean Quest have Instructed 1000’s of people to Scuba Dive around the Glode, in 2004 they won the PADI Key Man Award for the Best center in PADI International and have been a PADI 5 Star International Dive Center since creation.

We would like to thank all the people we have trained and have visited us over the next 16 years, our passion in still and always will be the water so we will be here writting our next birthday review for many years to come.