On Saturday we completed our first course of the year it was the PADI Rescue diver course with our student Divers Haley and Paul from Cardiff and Maria from Swansea. The water was cold down to 6 degrees but the students were fantastic and the completed all the sections of the course to obtain there Open Water Diver Qualification.
This weekend we are Scuba Diving on the beautiful Swansea Coastline, there are several dive sites in this area the first site to mention is Limeslade Bay in the Mumbles, this is quite a tidal site and is best tide an hour or two before high tide, access can also be a little tricky with a steep shelving bank down to sea level. The dive can be worth it though with an abundance of marine life including many soft coral, sea sponges and squirts, crab, lobster, crustanceans as well as many fish species such as bass, cod and Pollock. This weekend we are diving the site to assess the access for training students in the bay on their PADI Open Water and Advanced Dive qualifications.
The next dive site to look at is Langland Bay again in the Mumbles in Swansea, this has all the same plus points as Limeslade but easier access and facilities but is far more prone to swell and surf conditions. This is also true for Oxwich Bay, which can be a fantastic dive site, with easy beach access, car parking and restaurant facilities, again though this can be prone to swell and surf conditions. Next week we will go into depth explaining this site and the wreck which is positioned on the point of the bay.