Swanage diving school at Divers Down Swanage Dorset

Training and Courses



Swanage Piers from the air.

General directions of how to find us.

Swanage is easily located at the end of the A351 from Wareham and Corfe Castle.

Arriving 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.

The 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.

Swanage Piers

Parking. 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 cause.

Early start!

We have a list of 'diver friendly' accommodation, B&B's and guest houses you may like to try.

Unfortunately the weather 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.

Thanks for looking at our website!


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


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