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Location: Portland (England & Wales)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 HMS Hood wreck With 2 votes(s).
2 Durdle Door drift dive With 1 votes(s).

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Visited Comments
June 2008 Portland must have been made for Divers.. Its a great place to dive, with Castletown being the hub most of the dive shops and centres work together and are really friendly. Diving you have so much choice, you can find a dive for any weather or experience level. The only same is the damage done by the dredgers to the sea bottom.
Date posted: 18-Jul-2008 15:50 by: Warren_OD
August 2007 Plenty of dive sites in the harbour, around Portland and along the Dorset coast. Dived with Fathom and Blues. Good rides in a rib, some a bit too long (40 minutes) and a bit bumpy around the Bill but otherwise a great diving facility. Plenty of marine life. Weymouth close by for apres-dive.
Date posted: 18-Apr-2008 22:07 by: Dave
July 2007 If diving Portland/Weymouth, I would recommend venturing out to the wrecks outside the harbour itself. You will get much better visibility than in the harbour where less than a metre's viz is common! Check out Fathom and Blues for a dive operation. Really good set up.
Date posted: 18-Oct-2007 15:28 by: Fishboy
June 2002 HMS Hood used to be an ideal and impressive introduction to UK wreck diving. Unfortunately it is now out of bounds to divers. There are, however, plenty of other attractions in Portland Harbour such as the Countess of Erne and the Landing craft which are ideal and well sheltered training sites. In addition there are several efficient diving operations and plently of reasonable accomodation around Portland Harbour.
Date posted: 10-Sep-2007 23:00 by: neatdiver
August 2006 Very popular dive area with numerous local dive sites inluding the wreck of HMS Hood (officially out of bounds for diving) There are a often strong currents
Date posted: 06-Jul-2007 00:13 by: saf7670


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