Welcome to Scimitar Diving

proud to offer everything you need for a perfect diving experience

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Diving Excellence

We look after divers from all over the world who want to experience the wonders of diving the Dorset coastline.

A wealth of local knowledge and a fleet of three dedicated dive boats available for divers of all levels.

Dive School

Whether you’ve already passed your first diving course, or are looking to dive for the first time, we can help you! We offer courses from beginner through to Divemaster and specialty courses in between; all our instruction is given by experienced PADI instructors. More info...

Dive Club

A non political club of divers with one simple goal, to go diving. We welcome all level of divers and we hope we can include something for everyone whether you are newly qualified or experienced. More info...

In the News

There is always something going on at Scimitar. See what we are up to as well as news from within the dive industry. Stay up-to-date with Scimitar Diving

Book a Dive

See what we are diving and book it now. It only takes a few minutes to set up an account. Failing that you could call us direct and speak to a real person. Book early to avoid dissapointment.

Shop Now

We are ALL divers here and stock nothing that we wouldn’t be happy to use ourselves. Our range is continuously expanding, we don’t advertise every single item so if you cant find it, just ask.

Diving in Beautiful Dorset

From our Portland base in Dorset we look after divers from all over the world who want to experience the wonders of diving the Dorset coastline. We have a wealth of local knowledge and a fleet of three dedicated dive boats available for divers of all levels either through private charter or taking part on a fully maintained schedule that operates year round.

Dorset benefits from miles of coastline with a variety of different habitats from reefs to an abundance of historic shipwrecks. This variety and accessibility makes Dorset a paradise for divers at all levels and from our Portland base Scimitar diving is in the perfect location to exploit this natural bounty.

The area is probably most famous for the extensive variety of wreckage scattered around the coast. There are wrecks suitable for all levels of diving from the beginner to the most experienced technical divers and the wrecks represent every historic watercraft. Old sailing vessels with precious cargos to relics of the two World Wars there really is something for everyone.