Underwater Explorers  DirDirect.com
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Underwater Explorers, Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre,
Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FD | ☎ +44(0)1305824555

Normal opening hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00 | Saturday
- Sunday 9:00 - 17:00

Welcome to Underwater Explorers, Dorset's leading dive centre & home to internationally recognised online shop ➤ DirDirect.

•Dive centre with extensive stock in Portland, Dorset
•Air, Nitrox & Trimix Fills all season
•Equipment rental and Servicing
•SANTI and DUI drysuits show room

•Premier dealer for all major brands
•Right beside Portland Marina
Minutes from Chesil Cove & Castletown
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Our shop boasts a wide range of diving products from leading manufacturers and is fully stocked (click to see inside 360°).
We are a premier dealer for all major brands including Halcyon, Scubapro, Apeks, Suunto, Light For Me, XDeep, Shearwater (computers), SANTI, DUI, Light-For-Me, OMS, Sea & Sea, DiveRite, GoPro, Backscatter (and many more!) with a lot of equipment on display in store for that essential "touch and feel". Our modern gas station provides for air, nitrox and trimix fills every day throughout the year. We also have a wide range of rental kit from wet and drysuits to regulators, canister torches, cylinders including twinsets and stage bottles.

As a leading UK dive centre and Portland's longest established dive facility based on the outskirts of Portland Marina (the National Sailing Academy) we're only a couple of minutes away from the marina (where diving hardboats operate out of) and on the main causeway to Castletown (club boats, RIB shuttles and free slipway) and the popular shore diving site Chesil Cove. We are just across from O'Three Drysuits..

   Watch our short video on Chesil Beach underwater. Visit Chesil. Dive Portland by boat or shore. Contact us for any needs

We provide a range of services for divers visiting Weymouth and Portland, diving with commercial charters and shuttles, dive clubs traveling with their own RIBs, individuals and groups from around the country as well as our own local diving community. We provide the highest quality of service in what we do and better still, we are all divers ourselves.
If you can't make it here, visit our online shop DirDirect.com for world-wide delivery.



With nearly 20 years of a track record in diving and diver training, Underwater Explorers (formerly Weymouth Scuba Centre / The Scuba Centre @ Parry's / UEUK in Castletown) is best known in the UK for its dedication to cutting-edge quality equipment and its contributions to modern diver training. We are also recognised internationally for running the most unique online dive shop ever, DirDirect.com, where the focus has always been quality and safety without concession - reflecting our own approach to diving.


Best place to tuck in when the wind's blowing East or NE: Over the past years we've placed special emphasis on Chesil Beach which is part of the Jurassic Coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We've been involved in a number of projects focusing not only on the monitoring of conditions on the surface and underwater, but raising awareness and interacting for a speedy response at times of crisis. Chesil Beach/Cove is listed as one of the best shore diving sites on the South Coast of Britain and fortunate for us, incredibly easy to access any day of the year. With quality cafes and internationally recognised cuisines, plenty of B&Bs and hotels, this part of Dorset is geared up to accommodate divers in the best possible way. Do remember to visit Chesil Cove during your visit as there's free parking in walking distance to the beach and it takes only a few steps to get in the water from the esplanade. Check out our brief Chesil Beach Dive Guide or get daily photographic updates through Chesil Beach Watch.



Quality Equipment and Training - Fully Stocked Shop - Online Sales with FREE UK Delivery


Extensive stock of quality diving equipment specialising in back-mounted BCDs, twinset systems and a range of underwater lights. Providing equipment rental and servicing. Home of www.dirdirect.com .

Try before you buy... All year round


We have an excellent range of equipment available to hire as well as for try before you buy. From Halcyon single and twin tank wing systems to DUI TLS 350 drysuits, lights ... We offer a complete range of cylinders from singles to twin sets, stage cylinders and the regulator and wing systems to go with them. All our hire equipment is thoroughly maintained and regularly checked. See our complete hire kit list.



"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free." Jacques Cousteau

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