General directions of how to find us.
Swanage is easily located at the end of the A351 from Wareham and
in Swanage from Wareham and Corfe Castle, the town centre signs
would either lead you to the sea front, in which case turn right
keeping the sea on your left and you would arrive at the pier.
The other possibility would be to arrive by entering the top of
the main shopping street or Station Road. This is a one way street;
simply drive to the end and turn right at the bottom following the
one way system. Keeping the sea on your left you will see the pier
ahead of you.
If you are arriving
in Swanage from the Sandbanks car ferry you will enter the town
along the sea front and you will see Swanage Pier at the far end
of the bay. Simply follow the road along keeping the sea to your
left and you will eventually come to the pier.
dive school is actually on the pier and can be
easily found on your right, just before you get to the Divers Down
shop and air station.
There is parking available on the pier itself, and during the
week there is rarely a space problem. At weekends however, especially
during the summer, the pier can be very busy and even full by
08.00. There is a pay and display car park very close by and the
pier has hand trolleys to help you transport your dive gear along
the pier. The pier is run by a registered
charity, Swanage Pier Trust.
Your entry and parking fees will help to contribute to the on-going
restoration work of this Victorian listed building. Surely a worthy
We have a list of 'diver friendly' accommodation,
B&B's and guest houses you may like to try.
is out of our control, but if you would like our best guess,
just give us a call. We always decide on any days diving the evening
before, after the 18.00 forecast. If you do not hear from us, you
can assume we WILL be diving.
If would like more information
or would like to book a course, please feel free to contact us by
any of the following:
Mike Potts Diving at Divers Down, Swanage.
The Pier, High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2AR
Telephone: 07968 780198
or email me