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UK Dive Trips

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Rib Diving

Discover the delights of UK Diving

8.jpgA great benefit of being a member of Adventure Divers Dive Society is access to our 5.5 metre Tornado Rib (Rigid Inflatable Boat). Membership is only £30 per year with lots of other benefits too.

Weekends are scheduled regularly throughout the summer months, but provided we have a Boat Handler and six dive society members wanting to dive, then additional weekends can be planned.

These weekends are a perfect opportunity for those new to UK diving to sample the variety it has to offer - from drift to wreck dives, and also enables the more experienced to have a fun weekend. Our more experienced divers enjoy helping those new to UK diving to enjoy their weekend!Dahlia Anemone Torbay

Adventure Diver now has
a 2.5ltr V6 150hp Mercury Optimax direct injection 2 stroke, new steering set-up & posh new gauges and is looking fantastic.

Diving from the RIB is available to everyone, whatever their diving qualification or training body.
All we ask is that you are properly equipped and dive safely.

We hope you will all support the RIB diving program in 2013, so you can all experience the great diving the UK has to offer.



2013 RIB Weekend Schedule

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The diving season for 2013 will soon be with us and let’s hope we have good weather for a great seasons diving.
We are already looking at what we will plan for this years diving and will post the schedule on the website soon, however, if there is somewhere new or old that you fancy diving, or wish to plan something special, let us know and we’ll look into making it happen.

These trips are the perfect opportunity for those new to UK diving to sample the wonderful variety it has to offer. There’s also plenty for the more experienced UK diver, from drift dives to wreck dives to deep dives and plenty more, thus enabling everyone to have a fun trip.


Diving from the RIB is available to everyone, whatever their diving qualification or training body.  All we ask is that you are properly equipped and dive safely.*

For more information about the destinations, take a look at some of them on this web page.
You’ll be amazed at what our home waters have to offer!

Diving £35-£40 per day depending on location**

£35 Deposit required to secure a place on the RIB.
*You must be a current member of Adventure Divers Diving Society & payment for diving MUST be made by cash or cheque (with cheque guarantee card) at time of diving.
** Minimum 2 dives. Price may vary, depending on distance to & from launch site.

Venues may change depending on popularity, please contact Ray nearer the date to confirm location.

All divers will be required to have the following in addition to the standard diving equipment: Computer (or dive within PADI tables, in which case you will need to ensure you have a buddy diving within the same tables), Reel, SMB, Knife & a bag to keep equipment together on the boat, a goody bag is ideal (equipment is not supplied but can be hired at a reduced members rate)

The boat will load 10 minutes before departure time.
Check with Boat Handler on the day for departure times as these may vary.

You are responsible for knowing who you are diving with and at what time you are diving.
You & your kit need's to be at the departure point & ready to load onto the boat 10 minutes before the departure time. Please make sure that you have the correct required equipment for boat diving, contact the dive centre if you are unsure what this equipment should be. You are responsible for getting you equipment to & from the dive boat whether it is owned or rented.

If you haven’t done so already, your next step is to get all that musty dive kit out of the garage and get it serviced, then down to the pool on a Thursday night.

If you haven’t dived for a few months, you really should consider completing a scuba review! You’ll be surprised how rusty your dive skills are! We hope to see you down there, and then in the pub for a few light beverages & plenty of stories!
Remember that we have our monthly club meeting every 1st Thursday.

Do You Require any Equipment?
Please contact Ray to book/arrange any equipment rental. If you are not sure what equipment is required for boat diving, either give Ray a call or email Tasha for a Boat Diving Equipment check list.

Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when manoeuvring around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing.
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Speciality course can benefit almost every diver, because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
You can do many types of diving from a boat and just about any PADI course can be taken in conjunction with the Boat Diver course, which can help you reach the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating.
For more information or to enrol on any courses, please contact us on:

Ray Mobile: 07774-449 133




Portland - Chesil Beach

The Isle of Portland is not really an island, however it is only joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land and the Chesil Beach. The mass of land that juts out into the channel is formed from a block of limestone 4.5 miles long by 1.75 miles wide, it rises from near sea level in the south to over 400 ft high in the north.

Portland Harbour is likely to be the first thing you see as you approach Portland along the causeway. It stretches over some 6,700 acres and is the largest man-made warm-water harbour in the world. Built in the Mid 19th century at a time when British pride and inspiration were at their peak, the awesome breakwaters were constructed with over 6 million tons of local Portland stone, quarried and laid by convicts.

Over the years, the Harbour has become home to some of the largest and finest vessels in the World and for the past 150 years, to the Royal Navy - vital for military training and the development of underwater weapons. The continued defence development saw the two final arms of breakwater completed in 1906 (as a counter measure against torpedo attack) and in 1914 battleship, HMS Hood was deliberately sunk to block the exposed south shipping channel. However diving the The Hood today has been banned.

We launch from the Castletown Slipway next to the Breakwater Dive Centre (MAP) and the car park will be our meeting point usually between 7 & 9 AM.



For the perfect diving trip, visit Plymouth and experience a rich combination of heritage and natural beauty in a thriving maritime city. There is something for everyone in Plymouth, whatever the weather, you´ll never be lost for something great to do. As the regional capital of Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth is an extra-ordinary blend of vibrant modern city and historic seafaring port.

We launch from the Mountbatten Centre (MAP) and this will be our meeting point usually between 7 & 9 AM. However if you are able secure a room at the Mountbatten Centre it will be simply a case of rolling out of bed in the morning.
Alternative Accomodation nr Mountbatten

Plymouth Dive Sites

Wrecks Drifts and Scenic

Glen Strathallen 15M
James Egan Layne 22M
Rosehill 32M
Totnes Castle 43M
The Medoc 56M
Le Puolmic 18M
Persier 30M
HMS Elk 34M
Oregon 34M
HMS Foyle 50M

Hand Deeps 12-50M
Mewstone Ledges 10-30M
Eddystone Reef 0-40M
Hatt Rock 24-55M
East Rutts 10-40M
Hilsea Point 6-28M
Tinker Shoal
Penlee Point


For the NON Diver

Visit world famous heritage sites like Plymouth Hoe and Mayflower Steps. In the Barbican, you can enjoy centuries of maritime tradition. Shop to your heart´s content in the Plymouth City Centre Shopping Boulevards. Or simply relax on the waterfront and enjoy the stunning views across the harbour. Whatever you enjoy, it´s yours to discover in Plymouth all year round. Why not visit the National Marine Aquarium Plymouth.


Brixham - Torbay

Brixham centres on the harbour and the bustle of one of Britain's busiest fishing ports. You can wander around the many harbourside shops, watch the fishermen unloading their daily catch, or take a peek at the work of the artists who gather at Artist's Corner.

Sample freshly caught seafood from one of the quayside's fish stalls, or relax in a pub or restaurant and watch life go by. Away from the harbour you can lose yourself in a maze of narrow, winding streets, and within walking distance from the town centre you will find some of the Torbay Riviera's most spectacular scenery. Sandy beaches and secluded coves give way to the towering cliffs at Berry Head, offering breathtaking views of Torbay and the starting point of the stretch of dramatic coast path that winds its way round to the village of Kingswear.
Brixham has the reputation as being the Mother Port of the British fishing industry. In times gone by the nomadic fleet of sailing trawlers fished as far a field as the cold waters of Greenland fishing for cod and the North Sea for soles and plaice. Today Brixham plays a very important part of the UK fishing industry and is home to the largest fleet of Beam trawlers in the UK. These large vessels stay at sea for around 5 days and fish mainly for top quality flat fish such as Dover sole, Turbot, Brill, and Plaice, which is why Brixham is the premier port for Dover sole landings in the UK. The inshore fleet fish for Whiting, Cod, Lemon soles, John dory, Squid, and many other species and land their catch on a daily basis. Scallops and crab are also a local specialty.

Brixham Marina is right on the harbour quayside and is now well established as a favourite cruising centre both for novices and for experienced yachtsmen from home and abroad.

The attractive replica of Francis Drake's famous ship, the Golden Hind, is moored in Brixham Harbour. Sails, masts and rigging above deck and period scenes below will give you a feel for life at sea as it used to be in the 16th century.

Brixham Dive Sites

Wrecks Drifts and Scenic

The Britagne (28m) .

The Galicia (18m)

The Perrone (30m)

The Lord Stewart (33m)

The Dudley Rose (37m)

The Dutch Barge (8m)

The Ore Stone (5-20m) Torbay's biggest & most prominent rock.

Thatcher Rock (5-15m) Torbay's second prominent rock.

Morris Rogue (2-15m) A pinnacle that rises from the mud / silt bottom.

Berry Head (5-40m)

Cod Rock (3-25m)

For the NON Diver

You can visit one or more of Torbays 20 beaches many of which have won blue flag awards to just simply relax. Alternatively visit Paignton Zoo Environmental park one of the nicest zoo's I have ever visited. Or a trip to Torquay with its first class shopping facilities and the historic Princess Gardens or just a stroll around the marina to Living Coasts Coastal Zoo. You may even want to step back in time and visit Cockington Village with its 10km of country paths and thatched cottages.

There is always something to do in Torbay.

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Escape to a unique part of Dorset where glorious sandy beaches and breathtaking coastal scenery blend harmoniously with peaceful, unspoilt countryside and picturesque villages of mellow stone and golden thatch.
This very special area has so much to offer everyone: a wealth of attractions to suit all ages, sporting and leisure activities, interesting towns and historic buildings, a fascinating cultural and literary heritage, and for the traditional seaside holiday, there can be no better choice than Swanage with its safe, award-winning beach and excellent family facilities.

Our meeting point is on Swanage Pier (Map) usualy between 7-9 AM and the journey takes on a good day approx 3 hrs if travelling across on the ferry from Sandbanks Bournemouth. Sandbanks Ferry
Our recommended accomodation is at Priestways Caravan Park, which also offers camping facilities. Alternatively the Virtual Swanage site will give you additional accomodation details.

Swanage Dive Sites

Wrecks Drifts and Scenic
The Aeolian Sky 30M
The Kyarra 30M
Fleur de Lys 15M
Old Harry, Ballard Point 13M
Mussel Beds 12M
Peveril Ledge 22M
Swanage Pier 6M
Tanville Ledges
Durlston Head


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Swanage Bay
Old Harry

For the NON Diver

The gentle shelving beach at Swanage, with its Victorian Pier and fabulous views across to the Needles on the Isle of Wight, is hugely popular with families.
This traditional seaside resort offers many interesting shops, attractive parks and gardens, tearooms offering Dorset cream teas, fish & chips and of course... there is the famous Punch and Judy Show! The nearby Beach Gardens offer a game of bowls, a round of putting, or a game of tennis in a tranquil setting. The informative Heritage Centre and three "heritage trails" enable visitors to uncover the fascinating features of "old Swanage".
The beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag for beach cleanliness and is a popular spot for watersports, with marker buoys cordoning off a swimmers-only area. Boat cruises run to and from the pier, which is also one of the best diving locations in the country.
Swanage is also the final station for the famous Swanage Steam Railway, which offers an entertaining and nostalgic trip through the glorious Purbeck countryside. The Swanage calendar offers many railway events as well as the frenzy of the Jazz Weekend, the exciting annual Regatta & Carnival Week and the lively Folk Festival.
Nearby is Durlston Country Park, a fabulous 280 acre countryside paradise. The combination of unrivalled geology and huge range of wildlife make Durlston a very special place. The 40 ton Portland stone globe is unique and surrounded by fascinating plaques and benches inscribed with anecdotes and quotations. There is also an informative visitor centre and fabulous views of the coast.
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Corfe Castle - From Railway

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Corfe Castle



Inland Dive Sites

Build Your Dive Experience in Preparation for Coastal Trips.

Stony Cove
Stoney Cove
Unsure of how to gain additional experience between courses and trips ? We offer our newly qualified and experienced students the opportunity to dive and make it a social occasion. A chance to meet other Adventure Divers Society Members during one of our training weekends. You can use the van as a base to meet up with your dive buddy or contact us in advance and we may be able to find one for you. Our Instructors and Divemaster's are also around and will be happy to offer advice and answer any questions you may have.
Please contact the shop to find out which location and when we will diving.
It will be one of the following recommended sites.
Basic services but civilised opening hours and not big queues. Long Surface swim to shallow area's.
A more pleasurable not too busy site to visit. More of a relaxing day than Stoney Cove, but not as much to see
Best for all round services and facilities. But very busy at weekends.
Get there early ! Or for a couple of afternoon dives once the morning rush over.
Dosthill Quarry

Dosthill Quarry