Your Local Dive Store – Wherever You Are

We’re a leading UK dive store and showroom for the world’s top dive gear brands, with the most extensive stock of cutting-edge diving equipment. If you can’t visit us in-store in Portland, Dorset, we’ll deliver to your door through our renowned 24/7 online shop DIRDIRECT.COM and ship worldwide. All UK mainland orders of £45 and above qualify for free courier delivery, and maxed-cap global rates make it a breeze to order from us wherever you are.

Opening times: 9 to 5 Friday through Tuesday
Closed for stock take Wednesdays and Thursdays

2024: Please note we longer offer Trimix fills

FROM PORTLAND TO WORLDWIDE ONLINE

The home of world-leading DirDirect.comUnderwater Explorers is Dorset’s premium dive centre located between Portland Marina and Chesil Beach with a large stock of cutting-edge equipment. If you can’t make it to us you can always visit our internationally acclaimed online store.

BEST DIVE IN BRITAIN

Chesil Cove with its sheltered low-tidal waters, the abundance of marine life, wreckage and reefs offers one of the best dives in the country. Easily accessible by road with plenty of parking around, the shore diving from 3 to 18m at the Cove is free both day and night. Read our Chesil Cove Dive Guide.

Let’s Go Shopping!

Santi Diving
Santi Heating Systems
Shearwater Computers

SHINY TOYS

Our brick and mortar store is packed with shiny toys every diver needs and we invest more and more to get the best equipment in, to beat any supply chain delays. Visit in-store or online.

GAS FILLS

232 bar air and Nitrox fills for shore and boat dives from one of UK's most modern indoor clean air compressors. 9am-5pm Friday through Tuesday during store hours.

KIT HIRE

12L, 15L cylinders, twinsets, 7L and 80cf (11.1L) stage bottles, wings for hire. 
Limited service since the pandemic - contact us for updates. 

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Worlds #1 Brands

We believe in “less is more” in diving and keeping it safe and simple. Meaning dive equipment has to be reliable and purpose-built. For over 20 years, we have been supplying cutting-edge equipment to the world of divers.

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