Pre Dive Planning

 


Local Tides


There will be little difference between high and low water times for Portland and Chesil Cove but a considerable difference in the height of tide. You can dive Chesil Cove at any state of tide. Boat diving requires advance planning where tidal stream charts can be used together with tidal predictions. 

       Tide times for Chesil Cove

       Tide times for Portland


Local Weather


       ► XC Weather for Portland

       ► MET Office Portland Forecast

       ► Daily Photo Update

       ► Jetstream Long Term Forecast

 

Conditions & Risk

Always do your own generic risk assessment on the day of your dive. Surface risks on Chesil Beach are not special and include the common trip hazards (walking over loose pebbles, debris, nets and fishing line washed in by the sea) and cut hazards (broken glass, discarded hooks, metal etc). We have outlined other risks including boat traffic in our Chesil Beach Dive Guide.

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Slack Water Times at a Glance

Slack water times given underneath are approximate and will depend on the state of the moon and other variables. It is your responsibility to ensure slack times for the day of diving are calculated in advance. These are for general guidance only.

 

Dive Site

Slack Before HW Portland

Slack After HW Portland

Ferry Bridge

4 hrs

1½ hrs

Aeolian Sky

2½ hrs

3½ hrs

Alex Van Opstal

2½ hrs


Armed Trawler

2½ hrs

3½ hrs

Binnendijk

3 hrs

2½ hrs

Black Hawk

3½ hrs Springs (Neeps anytime)

3 hrs Springs

Elena R

2½ hrs

3½ hrs

Ethel

2½ hrs

3½ hrs

Frognor


3½ hrs

Iolanthe

2½ hrs

3½ hrs

Landrail

3 hrs

3½ hrs

M2

4 hrs (Neeps only)

3½ hrs

P555


3½ hrs

Pomeranian

3 hrs

3½ hrs

Salsette

3 hrs (best tide)

3½ hrs

Sidon


3½ hrs

Start

2½ hrs

3½ hrs

UB74


3½ hrs

Grove Point


1 hrs

Church Ope Cove


1½ hrs

Shambles

2½ hrs

2½ hrs

Bill Ledge (of the Bill)

4 hrs


The Bill


4 hrs

Aerials


4 hrs

James Fennel


2 hrs

Lulwoth Banks

3 to 2 hrs

2 to 4 hrs

 

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