Over 40 years ago, I
made my first open water dive under Swanage
Pier, with the London based Sea Urchins Sub Aqua Club. In 1996
and some 2000 dives later, I decided I just wasn't spending enough
time in the water and became a PADI Open Water
Scuba Instructor. Even more dives later I am now an IANTD technical,
trimix and rebreather
instructor at all levels.
I have been running the dive school
at Divers Down Swanage since 2000 on behalf of various owners, but
I now concentrate solely on diving and training, allowing Pete and
Pat to concentrate on the shop and their dive
On my days off, when I am not to be
found teaching at the pier I am usually out diving for fun, probably
with my rebreather and probably on a wreck somewhere in the English
Channel. You just can't get enough of some things!
At Mike Potts Diving we hope to inspire
you, just as I have been over the years and help you to discover
the amazing world and challenges that await you underwater.
Swanage Pier provides the perfect place
to start, well it did for me, and we hope it will for you too.
Hope to see you in the water very soon.