& Guided Dives
After many successful years of diver training from beginner to technical mixed gas levels under PADI, IANTD and TDI respectively, we are no longer able to offer in-house certification courses due to our growing work commitments and increased cooperation with local and visiting instructors & dive schools using our facilities. While we continue to address the ongoing demand for UE’s specialised equipment preparation & fitting for visitors, Underwater Explorers is no longer ‘a dive school’.
Looking for a diving course or guided dive?
Portland has two dive schools: Dive Beyond and C-Waves Diving
PADI 5 STAR INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Recreational, Professional, Technical & Mixed Gas training, daily boat shuttles and guided dives.
Excels in beginner to extended range training.
Dive Beyond is now Portland’s only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre offering courses from beginner to PADI TecRec and professional levels (including IDC Staff Instructor).
Based in Castletown, Dive Beyond also operates two dive shuttle RIBs from Portland and its courses are therefore predominantly boat-based, allowing divers to reach any dive site with ease.
It welcomes individuals, groups and clubs for a variety of diving courses and activities, offers guided dives and, where possible, can even “buddy up” individual divers. (Courses: Beginner to Staff Instructor, specialties and technical mixed gas – open circuit).
Contact Dale Spree on 07521051006 and visit:
PADI DIVE SCHOOL
C-Waves Diving are qualified, fully insured PADI Instructors based in Portland conducting scuba diving courses with a friendly team. Courses range from PADI Open Water Diver to Divemaster while the school also specalises in local try dives, introducing non divers to the underwater realm in controlled conditions.
C-Waves diving offers year-round Chesil Beach guided dives where you can join their instructors for a day of no-rush relaxed diving off Chesil Cove to depths ranging from 3 to 18m.
Local Try Dives
C-Waves Diving regularly conducts try dives for non-divers in swimming pool conditions using Osprey Leisure Centre in Castletown. Most of these are on a designated date and in the evening, ideal for locals wanting to experience what diving is like and whether they want to do a full course.
Contact Rob Hughes on 079732099034 and visit:
Take the trouble out of your diving!
Last minute needs, equipment spares, maintenance items, all in one location you can access any day.
Air fills only £4.50
12L tank hire £7.00
10, 12 and 15 litre air fills (including manifolded twin 7s) only £4.50 and Nitrox 32% fills only £7.00 for this year. Better still you can rent a 12L single cylinder for only £7.00 per-day saving you the trouble of transporting your own tank.