Firstly we apologise for the late review, we have been away in L'Estartit in Spain on a Scuba Diving Research project, the Diving was amazing on the Medes Island Natural Park and we are presently running a team of research divers from Cardiff University studying and researching the marine and terrestrial environment in the Natural Park. The conditions out in Spain have been amazing with great visability, wonderfull marine life and stunning scenery.
Conditions in the local area have been varied especially with the good weather but high winds and big swell. In the area the swell and tide have a huge effect on the conditions and this week will really show this. The weather is amazing getting up to to 35 degrees in some parts, but there is also a big swell out on the channel which will affect all coastal areas especially in Cardiff and Swansea.
The best diving areas will be the most protected from the wind and the swell, these areas as always will be along the pembrokeshire coast especially Martins Haven and St Brides Bay. The Algae ploombs should be clearing and the visability should become alot clearer with the bays being protected from the swells, the water temperature is also looking alot better around the 14 degree mark.
So head for west wales for your diving but head along the south coast area for a surf and a sun bath.
We are teaching the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Hebron Hall in Dinas Powys in Cardiff this week, with people from all over the area, Swansea, Merthyr, Bridgend, Newport, even Tewkesbury. The course will take the full day and give the students the qualification to be able to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters.