Submerge yourself beneath the waters of Weymouth’s coastline and unlock a treasure trove of world-class dive sites.
The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour host some of the best dive sites in the UK, and its abundance of colourful marine life and underwater plant species are the reason that you’ll want to come back time and time again to dive or snorkel.
Regardless of whether you are a qualified PADI diver, or a relative underwater novice, locations such as Chesil Cove provide the perfect location for boat or shore dives alike. Go below the surface with the whole family in tow and you’ll all be exposed to a whole new world of reef exploration, scenic drifts, underwater nature trails, wrecks that house schools of fish and anemones, shallow areas, and various deep-water sites.
With its natural ecosystem of fish and plant life, many experienced divers and even relative novices will tell you that there is nothing more exhilarating than a wreck dive. The Dorset coastline has its fair share of historic wrecks, along with beautiful reefs to explore. And with Weymouth and Portland’s Wreck to Reef project, that number is set to increase. There are plans afoot to sink at least one and possibly two ex-naval warships in a square kilometre of ocean expanse to the east of Weymouth and Portland. Plans are underway to purchase and clean a suitable ship and it is hoped that this future conservation area and reef sanctuary will be given the green light fairly soon.
The big blue is waiting to be explored. And with easy access to the ocean and minimal tidal influence in depths ranging from 6 to 18 metres and even further, it’s time to get in touch with your adventurous spirit.