About US

Underwater Explorers | DirDirect
Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre
Mereside, Portland, Dorset


Underwater Explorers is home to dirdirect.com and Dorset’s longest-established dive centre based on the outskirts of Portland Marina just across from O’Three. We always hold a large stock and are open to visitors Friday through Tuesday including bank holidays. You can read more about us here.

We’re only a few minutes away from Portland Marina (diving hardboats) and the Sailing Academy, on the main causeway to Castletown (club boats, RIB shuttles and free slipway) and the popular shore diving site Chesil Cove.

We are a fully stocked dive shop, the largest in the region, with a modern indoor compressor unit offering air and nitrox fills throughout the year. 

Fancy a bit of window shopping? Nothing beats being able to see, touch and feel a product.

You can also come indoors using Google’s 360 Streetview and check out our centre using the interactive photo below. You don’t need to buy anything. But if you’re down in Dorset, do drop in and say hi at least: we’re a friendly bunch of divers serving divers — with experience in the diving industry ranging back to 1998. Whatever your agency or diving style, we are here to help.

You can contact us any day during our opening hours by phone 01305824555 or email us on info (at) underwaterexplorers.co.uk . You can also use the following form. Please note to avoid any delays we do not monitor Facebook messages.


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