Oh come with me to the rolling sea of Portland and Weymouth, for one of our top camping diving UK hotspots. With over 120 wrecks within a 20 mile radius, ranging from depths of 10 to over 50 metres, Weymouth and Portland can and do provide divers of all experience, from novices to experienced technical divers, with a life-time of sub-aqua adventure and fantastic diving holidays.
Diving in Weymouth is a great way to explore our maritime history and heritage – the wrecks include u-boats, warships, freighters, passenger liners. You will experience all of this as well as getting up close and intimate with the prolific aquatic life of the sea in this area. Due to the sheltered nature of Portland Harbour, diving is possible all year round. Contact our friends at the Old Harbour Dive Centre (www.oldharbourdivecentre.co.uk tel: 01305 760888) for professional certified training courses, diving boat excursions, equipment hire, air/nitrox refills and advice on local dive sites.
Campsites in Weymouth are ideal bases from which to access the area's busy calendar of sea and beach related events (Weymouth Beach is home to an exciting range of events from summer sand sculpture attractions to international beach kite festivals, Beach volleyball championships and firework displays.) Located at the heart of Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline, camping and caravanning in England’s first National World Heritage Site means you’ll be laying your head in the vicinity of rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history – we're assuming that you'll take a pillow too, of course!
On these pages you will find campsites near scuba diving and caravan touring grounds with easy access to the dive sites of Weymouth and Portland so that, whether you want to lay your tousled head in your tent, your motorhome or your caravan, you can find something that suits you, your group’s or family’s needs. After a day of sub-aqua discovery you can hang up your fins and BCD, tell the odd tall diving story or two and plan for tomorrow’s descent.