Valentine Tanks. There were seven experimental tanks designed to float with propellers at the rear, that sank during trials when they were being developed in Poole Bay. The two remaining now lie in the Poole Bay area in water around 15m deep, with a rope attached between them. The tanks attract fish, congers, lobsters and crabs and make for an interesting dive.
The Osprey Leisure Centre at Portland in Dorset is now open for Padi Diving Courses in a warm pool environment
Swanage Beach, Shore Road, BH19 1LA, Swanage, on the South Coast in Dorset, has much to offer, with its rolling green hills to one side of the Bay with Old Harry Rocks and Peveril Point and Ledges to the other. Undoubtedly the main attraction for divers is Divers Down, Britain’s oldest dive school, established in 1958. Swanage has always been a popular dive site for all standards of diver and this year Divers Down celebrates its 60th Anniversary.