Divers Down Swanage

An introduction to Divers Down

Construction work has now been completed and the Pier is completely open for diving again.

View from the air

Swanage, on the South Coast in Dorset, has much to offer, with its rolling green hills to one side of the Bay with Old Harry Rocks and Peveril Point and Ledges to the other.

Undoubtedly the main attraction for divers is Divers Down, Britain’s oldest dive school, established in 1958.

Swanage has always been a popular dive site for all standards of diver and this year Divers Down celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

Nestling nicely on the pier to the South of the town, Divers Down has an ideal location, with parking for cars and vans on the Pier and the underwater world lying directly underneath the Pier with copious amounts of sealife attracted by the confines of the wooden pier framework.

There are a variety of other dives, deep and shallow including many WW1 and WW2 wrecks which lie in deeper water outside the bay.

These include, Kyarra, Betsy Anna, Valentine Tanks, Aeolian Sky, Carantan, Firth Fisher, Venezuela, Hazlewood, Aparema, Avanti, Everleigh, Simla, Smyrna and many more.

Our Shop on Swanage Pier sells a large variety of equipment including Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Clips, Bags, Bungee, Hoods, Gloves, Boots, Reels, SMB's, Neck Seals, Wrists Seals, Glues and much, much more.



We are now taking bookings for the whole of 2018 season - email medina@madasafish.com or text 07977 142661 with all enquiries.

Email: medina@madasafish.com  
Phone or text: 07977 142661


The Shop will be open for Air & Nitrox fills and the dive boats will be operating until the end of October 2019

Looks like the weather and sea conditions are improving and we have spaces on the following boats this week:

Saturday 27th July
08.30 Fleur De Lys
08.45 Old Harry Drift
11.30 Valentine Tanks
11.45 Aeolian Sky + Black Hawk (Full)
14.30 Peveril Ledges
18.00 Kyarra

Sunday 28th July
07.00 Kyarra
10.00 Fleur De Lys
10.00 Old Harry Drift
13.00 Carantan
13.00 Aeolian Sky (Full)
15.30 Peveril Ledges
15.30 Fleur de Lys

Other weekday boats available on request.  Please phone or send a message for availability.




If you would like to reserve spaces on a dive or would like more
information t
hen please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: medina@madasafish.com  
Phone or text: 07977 142661

School & Sightseeing Trips

We run regular educational trips for schools and other groups, during the summer months.  Two of our boats are particularly suited to this and each
boat takes a small group of 12 pupils plus one teacher.  We can give
informative talks on errosion, local landmarks and features etc.  showing
off the beauty of the Jurassic Coast around  Old Harry Rocks and to the
Peveril Lighthouse.

We have operated these trips for many years now and they are proving increasingly popular with all trips tailored to suit your requirements.