Swanage diving school Swanage Dorset

Training and Courses



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If you would like to give a diving experience as a present, simply contact us and we can provide you with a voucher which can be used at a later date. For many people winter diving is not really for them so this makes it possible to dive during the summer months when diving conditions are more preferable.

Cathedral Rays © C. Roberts.
Course prices start from £80 for a pier try dive (PADI Discover Scuba course) and is suitable for non divers.

For qualified divers, possibly requiring some extra supervision, a half or full days accompanied diving package is available. This course is perfect for people who have possibly trained abroad and have no experience of UK diving, but would like a supervised dive with an instructor or dive master. Similarly for UK divers who have not dived for some time but do not feel the need to do a full refresher course (PADI Scuba Review course), this could be a perfect present.

The half day experience is £80 for one dive around the pier and the full day costs £170 for a two dive package including a boat dive. For full details of these options see the Guided diving page.
All courses prices are fully inclusive and include all equipment, air and fully supervised, accompanied diving.
Vouchers are valid for the current or next diving season which usually starts around Easter and runs until October before conditions start to deteriorate.
The receiver of the voucher simply contacts us to arrange a suitable time to do their dive. The day before the planned dive, we would also check on the diving conditions and then rearrange it if the conditions were not favorable.
Pier Tom pot blenny © C. Roberts.

Under Swanage Pier. © C. Roberts.


To fulfil medical and safety requirements any in water activity requires the diver is medically fit to dive.

We suggest you check out the PADI Medical Statement before proceeding. If you are confident you can answer 'No' to all the questions, there is no need to download it and you can sign on the day of the dive.

Please click here to review and download the
PADI Medical Statement
Required for all PADI in water courses. You will be required to sign this. Any 'YES' answer would also require a doctor's signature before any in water training can start. For this reason if you do require a doctor's signature it is best to download the form and get this signed before arriving to start your course. We suggest you start with your own GP and if they are not happy to sign it, then a diving medical by a qualified diving doctor may be required. If you do require help or more information regarding this please do not hesitate to contact me. FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, NO IN WATER ACTIVITIES CAN TAKE PLACE UNTIL THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED.
It is rarely the case that diving is not possible.

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 on

Swanage Piers from the air.

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