Wild and Temperate Seas by Will Appleyard

Wild and Temperate Seas by Will Appleyard

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The Wild and Temperate Seas by Will Appleyard spotlights over 50 dive sites in 15 picturesque locations from England’s most southerly tip to Scotland’s remote, northerly islands.


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Our brick-and-mortar store Underwater Explorers based on Portland, Dorset is staffed 7 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays. As it's an active store visited by divers from around the country and world regularly, if we can't make it to the phone for any reason please leave a message and we'll get back to you asap.

Any queries are usually answered the very same day and at most within 24 hours.


Why Portland?

We’re located on the Isle of Portland (in Dorset) because Portland has been one of the most popular scuba diving locations in the United Kingdom even before we set up operations here back in the year 2000.

On one side, we’re minutes away from the sheltered waters of Portland Marina and Harbour, while on the other, it’s just a brief walk to reach our famous scuba diving destination Chesil Cove and start of the 16-mile-long Chesil Beach.  

Portland’s location makes it ideal for scuba diving, freediving, snorkelling and other surface water sports activities. 

Check out how many wrecks we have around here by clicking on Scimitar Diving's Wreck & Dive Sites chart!

Alongside dive clubs, many instructors and dive schools travel here to train and offer scuba diving certification ranging from open water diver to mixed-gas tech diving or rebreather diving levels.

Whether you’re doing a boat dive from Portland Marina or Castletown or a shore dive at Chesil Cove, Portland is well known for offering many possibilities: Reef diving to wreck diving and night diving, underwater photography or underwater videography. Anything other than cave diving is possible here.

Likely being the best-stocked diving shop in the UK, at Underwater Explorers we offer in-store scuba diving equipment advice and sales, as well as gas fills, to locals and visitors (read About Us).

But... If you’re googling “scuba diving shop near me” like some, look no further, there's DirDirect online.

Here at DirDirect, we list our cutting-edge equipment for worldwide delivery and we’ve got you covered whatever your level of diving: We’re your local dive store wherever you are in the world.

All that with over 20 years of experience especially in technical diving, from training to equipment, advice and sales.


Underwater Explorers, Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre
Mereside, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FD


From highlands to islands, wrecks to reefs and caves, Wild and Temperate Seas by Will Appleyard will wet your appetite for UK diving.

This new-style dive guide spotlights over 50 dive sites in 15 picturesque locations from England’s most southerly tip to Scotland’s remote, northerly islands.

Author of Dorset Dives and Discover UK Diving, Will Appleyard and his team of experienced collaborators share their picks as they showcase our beautiful coastal locations.

Many of the dive sites featured in this new guide already appear regularly in avid UK divers’ logbooks. Others are visited by only those with local knowledge and some rarely see divers at all.

All are special in some way to those who have contributed, and evidence for those to whom the UK underwater is still a mystery that once you tame these wild and temperate seas, there really are some magnificent experiences to be had.

As a wise man once said, ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong thermal protection’ (paraphrased). So, demist your mask and embrace the emerald, don your drysuit and conquer the cold... this book shows what incredible quality is waiting to be found if you just scratch the surface of UK diving.

  • An introduction to some of the UK’s finest dives
  • Covers over 50 accessible sites at 15 beautiful locations across the country
  • Includes wrecks and reefs, boat and shore dives
  • Stunning images by award-winning underwater photographers.
  • The perfect gift for anyone new to or considering diving in the UK
SKU: 978-1-909455-34-4