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Swanage

Swanage Dive Day

Aimed primarily at our newer divers, diving the pier in the morning and the Valentine Tanks in the afternoon.

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Swanage Dive Day
Swanage Dive Day

Time & Location

20 Apr 2024, 08:00 – 20:00

Swanage, Swanage Pier, Swanage, UK

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About the event

Aimed primarily at our newer divers, diving the pier in the morning and the Valentine Tanks in the afternoon.

This will be a 2 dive day ( more if you fancy)

Dive 1 - (More dives if you want)

Description: - The Swanage Pier

Swanage pier is a popular dive site for new and qualified divers, being one of the few sheltered sea diving sites on the south coast.

Thousands come to Swanage Pier to Scuba Dive under the wooden Pier framework, this is a great opportunity to see marine life and great for photography. An area adjacent to the Pier has been buoyed off as a safe Diver Training Zone and with a depth of 5 meters Swanage Pier is a popular diving site for new and qualified divers.

Price: £3.50 (Adult Heritage Diving Charge)

Fees are charged per diver and all money will help to contribute to the enormous amount of restoration work and secure the long-term future of Swanage Pier.

Facilities: The Dive Shop on Swanage Pier, provides Boat Charter, Air, Nitrox, Hire Equipment and Shop Sales.

Dive 2

Diving out of swanage on "spike" on the valentine tanks, R/O will be 14:15 Hrs (Loading about an hour before!)

Sunk: April 1943

Depth: 15m

These tanks sank whilst practicing for the D-Day landings in Normandy.

In 1942 these experimental tanks were fitted with canvas screens, which could be raised or lowered pneumatically to allow them to float in the sea. They were powered by a drive system that enabled the engines to turn large propellers mounted at the rear when the tanks were in the water. Much of the experiments took place in Poole bay but a few succumbed in rough conditions and sank.

The 2 tanks we visit are 100m apart and situated in flat, silty terraine, and there is plenty of sea life surrounding them, including the resident congar eel. There is normal a navigational line between both.

Cost: £40

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