HOW TO INTERPRET THE WEATHER / MARINE FORECASTS AT THE BEST
We wanted to create this page to briefly explain how to best understand the weather / marine forecasts at Capo Noli based on our decades of local experience.
We assume that all or almost all weather/marine forecasts are taken offshore and rarely onshore, so if they forecast 120cm of waves, it will probably be much less in front of the dive center.
WIND FROM THE SOUTH
Divenjoy is positioned at the end of the Gulf of Noli (West side), our position shelters us from the south, south-west (libeccio) winds and therefore if the forecasts give rough seas, it is very likely that in front of the dive center the sea is calm or slightly rough but feasible, so shore dives are still possible.
WIND FROM THE NORTH
Unlike the winds from the south, those from the north are exactly in front of us. The north (tramontana) and the north-west (mistral) are manifested with strong winds and waves that hardly create big problems, both for entrances from the shore or for departures from dinghies. With this type of wind, the visibility under water is almost always good.
The Grecale (north-east) is one of those winds that most bothers us, mainly due to entry into the sea, but everything depends on its intensity. Diving is still possible with up to 15-18 knots of wind and about 90cm of waves.