About us

Dorset Diving Services

Dorset Diving Services was setup in 1982 by Dave & Janice Kingsbeer. As avid scuba divers and instructors themselves they enjoyed providing dive training, kit sales and equipment services to not just local divers but other divers from afar. Along with regular local boat diving and numerous holidays they soon became the diving hub of Dorset. At its prime they ran from 3 units in Bournemouth and even had their own club boat! Over the years the operation sadly slowed down due to retirement plans. The 3 units became 1, training stopped and the centre ran on reduced hours due to ill health.

In the Summer of 2019 Leon, of Coast2Coast Scuba Diving, purchased Dorset Diving Services and refreshed the dive centre back into what it was (apart from the extra 2 units!). Leon had been running Coast2Coast Scuba from home and the back of his van since the beginning of 2017. As the company grew more and more popular he knew that taking this giant stride into becoming a dive centre owner too was the right way to go and couldn't let the opportunity pass him by.

Originally operating under Coast2Coast Scuba for the training and kit sales and Dorset Diving Servicing for equipment servicing, in 2021 we decided to merge both companies into one and stick with the name Dorset Diving Services. There are many reasons behind this decision, but one being that we feel Dorset Diving Services explains exactly what we do in 3 words and the fact that it is already a well know, established brand in Dorset.

In March 2021 (yes, in the middle of a pandemic!) we also made a decision to move to slightly larger premises. After just over a year at our current location we realised that we had already outgrown these premises and with the renewal of the current lease coming up decided to take another giant stride.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and meet the team at our new dive centre!
The kettle's always on and there's always some biscuits going, see you soon.Click our faces below to find out more about us and why we love diving.