THE LOCAL AREA
Weymouth is acknowledged as one of the U.K.’s premier dive destinations, and for good reason. Located in Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, there are more than 120 wrecks in a 20 mile radius, ranging from 8 to 60 metres, to please both the new diver, through to the most demanding technical divers.
For photographers and naturalist there is an abundance of marine life, due to the confluence of currents and the clear waters that circulate around Portland and Lulworth. Its abundance of shallow, sheltered sites make it an ideal training location for only new divers, but those wishing to practise skills on technical rigs, or build up hours on rebreathers.
Our Dive Site Chart in the boat charter section details the main sites. See the 'Dive Sites' link on the right to read up on some information about the wreck/drift dives we are able to offer.
The Old Harbour Dive Centre’s unique location means a pleasant trip through Weymouth’s beautiful harbour to your dive site. For groups who have their own boat, you can moor up immediately outside the dive centre and enjoy a bite to eat, or a coffee and ice cream while you wait for your cylinders to be filled.
We have a car park adjoining the dive centre (£7 per day), and we are a short walk from a wide selection of pubs and restaurants (and the best fish and chips in Dorset!).
We can recommended accommodation and restaurants to suit all budgets, many of them within walking distance from our dive centre, as well as clubs and bars for the night owls.
Have a look at the iCoast website.
With information on coastal activities in Dorset, iCoast is great for locals or visitors looking to make the most of our outstanding coast in Summer or Winter.
Whether you are planning extreme or more conventional watersport activities, something to do with the kids or just wanting to take a trip to explore the Jurassic coast, you can find all the information you need together on iCoast’s interactive map.
We also have links to the following: