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Diving Dorset

Explore diving Dorset

Dorset benefits from miles of coastline with a variety of different habitats from reefs to an abundance of historic shipwrecks and shore dives. This variety and accessibility makes Dorset a paradise for divers at all levels.

Take a trip to the Jurassic Coast (a World Heritage Site) and you’ll find dramatic, red cliffs preserving millions of years of natural history and surrounding some of the UK’s best dive sites. Weymouth and Portland offer both shore dives and the M2 submarine and Aeolian Sky are both top wrecks to visit for more experienced divers.

For beginners a dive under Swanage Pier is the perfect place to start, and if you haven't been before, why not book a PADI Discover Local Diving experience to make sure you are safe and really get the most out of your visit.

When to dive Dorset

A drysuit is recommended all year when diving in the UK. In the summer months, you may be able to opt for a 7mm.

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With so many great travel options and its close proximity to London, Dorset is one of the most accessible destinations in the South West of England. If you are travelling from another country, you will find that Dorset has an international airport and ferry ports which connect with the European continent.

If you are travelling from another park of the UK, modes of transport including train, coach, ferry, car and air.

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