Top Scuba Dive Shops in Dorset

Ready to check out the best shops in Dorset for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Dorset to suit your needs.
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Dorset Diving Services

#1 - Dorset Diving Services


Dorset Diving Services is a 5 Star PADI Dive Centre in the heart of Poole, Dorset. 

Offering a huge range of PADI Courses from beginner to professional level. We have a fully functional IDEST Test Centre and Servicing workshop for minor repairs and full overhauls. We also pride ourselves in our local/faraway trips, regular activities and active dive club.

We offer a great stock of top-line equipment from the dive industries best manufacturers and a full stock of Air, Nitrox and Trimix fills are available. See you in the water soon!  

Poole Diving

#2 - Poole Diving


If you have never dived before, have dived a little, or are a salty sea dog, we are here to ensure that your diving experience will be memorable, fun and safe. Established in 2001 Poole Diving offer a full range of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) courses from starter to professional level including First Aid, and specialising in looking after the younger diver.

TAL Scuba Ltd.

#3 - TAL Scuba Ltd.


TAL Scuba is based in Christchurch, Dorset, we offer all levels of training from  Recreational beginners to instructor levels to Technical training. 

We are a full service dive centre and retail store and IDEST test centre. 

Divers Down

#4 - Divers Down

Swanage, on the South Coast in Dorset, has much to offer, with its rolling green hills to one side of the Bay and Peveril Point to the other. But undoubtedly the main attraction for divers is Divers Down, Britains oldest dive school. Swanage has always been a popular dive site for all standards of diver and this year Divers Down will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Nestling nicely on the pier to the South of the town, Divers Down has an ideal location, with the underwater world of wonder lying directly beneath it attracted by the confines of the wooden pier framework. A variety of other dives including many wrecks lie in deeper water outside the bay.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors is the worlds largest and most popular diver training organisation, with local offices, instructors and retail dive centres more than 90 countries. PADI instructors are highly trained professionals who have qualified to conduct PADI courses by meeting the highest instructor training standards

Old Harbour Dive Centre

#5 - Old Harbour Dive Centre


Our friendly, expert staff are more than happy to help with all your diving requirements. Established over 25 years we truly are the only one-stop dive centre in Dorset, catering for new and experienced divers alike. Weymouth is renowned for its wealth of marine life and its numerous wrecks (some 120 within a 20 mile radius) attract divers from all parts of the UK. The diving suits all levels of divers, from those on their first sea dives, through to the technical divers diving to below 40 metres. Diving is possible all year round, due to the sheltered location of Portland Harbour. Diving outside the harbour limits is at its best from April through to September.