More than "an online shop"

Divers serving divers since 1998

Same core team, the same dedication, and even better customer service for over two decades at Underwater Explorers | DirDirect.

As a brick-and-mortar dive shop based in Portland, we serve divers in the UK and around the globe 24/7 with large stock in-store and worldwide delivery for online orders.

Underwater Explorers is a dive centre with a striking difference. It was born from the concept of "Hogarthian" diving, safe and streamlined equipment configuration using the most robust products available for recreational and technical diving while keeping it simple.

It is based on the concept of "less is more" in diving and acts as an equipment outlet, training facility and location of sound advice. The cutting-edge, robust equipment offered by Underwater Explorers shows its dedication to safe diving, its commitment to excellence and its determination to lead the industry into a new age of lasting products.

As a supplier of the industry's leading manufacturers such as SANTI, Xdeep, Halcyon, Shearwater, Scubapro, Suex, Apeks, Suunto, OMS, Dive Rite, to name a few, our shop is always well-stocked.

Visit us or check out our centre: is the online branch of Underwater Explorers in the UK, staffed by the same divers serving divers around the world and in the United Kingdom.

UE's core team of instructors started operating in Weymouth (Dorset) in 1998, contracted to take over management of the-then Weymouth Scuba Centre and starting to promote Hogarthian diving equipment and techniques in the UK.

The centre/school then took over The Scuba Centre (formerly Parry's Dive Centre) in nearby Portland in the year 2000 and eventually focused directly on Hogarthian/DIR diving with the creation of Underwater Explorers Ltd. as a separate entity -- UK's first exclusively DIR/Hogarthian dive centre and training facility.

Despite being involved in assisting Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) being recognised in the UK and hosting the first GUE trips to and courses in the country, also becoming the first UK GUE Regional Centre, UE continued to conduct PADI/IANTD/TDI courses until focusing directly on cutting edge equipment sales, advice and workshops.

We are independent of any agency affiliation and serve all levels of divers worldwide, from beginner to technical and exploratory, providing quality equipment whatever their needs, agencies and diving styles.

Our centre is a popular visiting place based in Dorset, UK: One of England's prime boat and beach diving spots - only a couple of minutes away from the sea. Check out the view from our office! We're all divers and offer -- other than online sales -- equipment servicing, cylinder rentals, air, nitrox, and trimix fills on site.

DirDirect is staffed every day for 24/7 orders. The store front (and gas station) is open to visitors Friday through Tuesday. We are also open every weekend and over UK Bank Holidays.

DirDirect online is your one-stop shop if you are serious about diving.