Scuba Diving Conditions Report for South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelli , Camarthen regions
ACTIVITIES - Scuba Diving, Sub Aqua, Scuba, Free Diving, Snorkelling
LOCAL AREA - South Wales, Cardiff CF105BZ , Porthcawl CF365DH , Swansea SA20AY , Bridgend CF311BB , Southerndown CF320RN , Newport NP202UW ,Ogmore by Sea CF320PH , Llantwit 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 - Settled this week with lighter winds and very little rain fall, dry sunnier days and moderate temperatures for the time of year. Highest winds will be on Thursday and Saturday with 20mph Westerlies and 20mph Easterlies on the different days. Generally settled dry, clear, warmer sunnier weather through out the region. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648385?day=2) (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcjqmsw80)
WIND - Highest winds will be on Thursday with 20mph South Westerlies and Saturday with 20mph Easterlies. The rest of the week is generally calmer with winds below 10mph in all directions. Winds are from different directions through the week, North, South, East and West.
SEA STATE and SWELL - Thursday and Saturday will see the rougher sea conditions with the roughest day on Thursday. The rest of the week should see calm sea conditions with moderate swells and low winds.
SWELL and SURF FORECAST Thursday 22 August 2019 5ft / Friday 23 August 2019 3ft / Saturday 24 August 2019 2ft /Sunday 25 August 3ft/ Monday 26 August 2019 2ft / Tuesday 27 August 2019 3ft / Wednesday 28 August 3ft / Thursday 29 August 2019
HIGH TIDE - Thursday 22 August 2019 - 10.56am / 8.26meters WATER TEMPERATURE - 16 DEGREES
SCUBA DIVING WALES, SOUTH WALES CARDIFF, SWANSEA, LLANELLI, CARMARTHENSHIRE - Conditions are clearing up this week with calmer seas, lighter winds, smaller swells and clearer skies. The swell is getting down to a smaller 3-2 foot and the winds are mainly under 10 mph except for Thursday and Saturday. Conditions for entrance and exiting should be better this week, however the visibility may be limited due to the previous conditions. The further West the better the conditions with possible better conditions in Stack pole quay areas. Better to dive on the incoming tides in the morning and early evening.
PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver courses - The full range of the PADI Open Water Diver System is being offered for the South Wales region. The next confined pool session for the PADI Open Water Course will be run on 07th September 2019 at Hebron Hall Swimming Pool in Dinas Powys on the outskirts of Cardiff. The students will be completing the theoretical sessions before the swimming pool session on 7th September. There will also be students on the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and the PADI Rescue Diver course with Open Water Dates to be confirmed.
Scuba Diving Conditions Report Update - Local conditions are still looking unsuitable with choppy inshore waters. The swell and the winds are affecting the better diving areas and would require a high level of knowledge and experience to dive competently. PADI Rescue Diver or PADI Divemaster qualifications would be the preferred levels with previous required experience.