The South Wales coast is not the place to be Scuba Diving this weekend. We've got massive swell (up to 10ft) and strong Southerlies and Westerlies, gusting over 30knots at times. This is going to make entry and exit for any shore dive incredibly challenging and with all the water movement visibility is also going to be poor. Even the sheltered Easterly facing bays, such as Oxwich Bay in Swansea are unlikely to afford you enough protection from the wind or swell.
So, you have a couple of options to get your Scuba Diving fix... You can come and join us at one of the inland dive sites in the area - such as Vobster Quay or Chepstow - which will remove the vast majority of the problematic conditions on the South Wales coast or, you can take advantage of some of the great deals to be had on holidays to some European destinations, such as Malta, Span or Cyprus.
We're going to be in Chepstow this weekend with a number of students completing their PADI Open Water Diver course. They'll be completing 4 open water dives over the weekend to a depth of 18m and upon successfully completing these dives they'll be qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to that 18m depth.
They'll also be able to take the next step in their Scuba Diving eduction and go onto the PADI Advanced Open Water which will improve the Scuba Diving skills and allow them to dive up to 30m in depths, meaning the vast majority of dive sites and wrecks will be available to them.
We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to welcoming them into the Ocean Quest Scuba Diving family.
CAUTIONS – Water temperatures are starting to drop now as the air temperature starts to decrease. You'll need to think about your thermal protection both whilst in the water and after exiting as the strong winds will quickly chill you. With the swell and wind strength visibility will be a problem and must be taken into account when planning equipment and dive.