Swanage diving school Swanage Dorset

Training and Courses



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 boat charters.

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.

Good Diving!

Diving Lyme Bay with Blue Turtle
Rebreather training at Chepstow

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