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2020 BCD's and suits now for sale to make room for 2021 season's kit.
All in good condition.
Please email me or call 07968 780198 for prices.
Divers Down Swanage Dorset. Est.1958, 61years of diver training on the South Coast.

We are the only dive school based on the pier and the UK's longest established dive school.

Swanage diving school has been on Swanage Pier since 1958.
Apart from being the longest established dive school in England,
it is also one of the south coasts best loved dive sites
and is generally accepted as being one of the
best shore dives in the UK.

With the sea quite literally 5 metres from our door, where better to either learn to dive or continue your diving education? Mike Potts Diving at Divers Down Swanage regularly run diving courses at every level, from 'try dives' under the pier to technical diving courses further offshore.

Mike Potts Diving at Divers Down Swanage are not only proud of continuing this fine tradition but we are also proud of the pier itself. Thanks to the ongoing restoration of this Victorian Listed Building, the pier provides a protected marine environment where generations of divers have experienced the underwater world for the first time.

We try to provide more of a 'personal service' type of diver training, with small class sizes. Hopefully this will make you feel you are paying for your training and not your certification. In this way your certification is earned and not bought.

We hope to see you in the water very soon.
Safe Diving

Rebreather Try dives
AP Vision and VMS Redbare/Sentinel


Very much like last season, we are hoping to be open for business when ever we are allowed to be. Unfortunately the COVID situation last year meant we could only offer a limited range of courses. On the whole, the more advanced the training, the easier it was to conduct the course safely. There were notable exceptions to this, the Rescue course being one of them. Our boat diving options were very much curtailed last season and I fear this will continue into 2021 due to the limited spaces available on the boats. As dive boats are having to operate with reduced numbers this has increased the costs of boat dives. Consequently, courses which include boat dives have had to be more expensive to make running courses viable. We reserve the right to make these adjustments when necessary.
If there are any courses you are interested in, I would suggest you contact us in the usual ways and we will do our very best to do what we can to help.
In the meantime, please stay safe and we hope to see you diving with us just as soon as is safely possible.


Old Pier fom the water.
Cathedral Rays © C. Roberts.
The paddle steamer Waverley along side
1 of Kyarras 3 boilers. © C. Roberts.
© C. Roberts.
VR Sentinel CCR
VMS Redbare CCR

Malin Head submarine

Inside the Kyarra

Betsy Anna film on YOU TUBE

2021 season - mid week technical
diving trips,

call Mike on 07968 780198

The Pier, High Street, Swanage, Dorset. BH19 2AR.
Tel: 07968 780198