Accommodation, Travel, Attractions, Activities etc in Dorset
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Dorset Water Sport Activities

Includes Sailing, Diving, Canoeing, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Surfing, etc in Dorset...

A range of water sports from Canoeing in Poole, to Sailing in West Bay, Windsurfing in Weymouth & more

This section includes all types of water sports and courses. Included are schools providing courses and equipment hire, yacht charter, dinghy hire, etc

Dorset Canoeing


Southbourne Canoe Club

C/O Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre, Broadway, Southbourne, Dorset, BH6 4EN
Tel: 01425 673991        E-mail:

This friendly club provides an all round canoeing / kayaking experience for novice & experts alike. The club is based on Christchurch harbour. Qualified coaches in attendance at all times. Minimum age 8 years. Days/Times: The club meets every Thursday evening at 6.15p.m. during the season (Daylight permitting) Club trips are organised on a regular basis at weekends.

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Heritage Coast Canoe Club

Tel: 01308 458250      E-mail:

Contact Julie Tuck for further details regarding the club.

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Isle of Portland Canoe Club

73 Easton Street Portland Dorset DT5 1BP
Tel: 01305 826616

The Isle of Portland Canoe Club meets near the Breakwater Dive Centre and Bens Dive shop every Wednesday at seven PM.

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Stour Valley Canoe Club

12 Cereleton Park, Charlton Marshall, Dorset, DT11 9PL
Tel: 01258 451741      E-mail:

The club meets most Saturday mornings, between 9:00 am and 12:00 am at its Club House in the grounds of Milldown Middle School, Blandford.

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Dorset Diving

Forward Diving Services

Unit M, Arthur Bray's Yard, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HT
Fax: 01202 671047     E-mail:

Diving school and supply centre.

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Brewers Arms Sub Aqua Club

Tel: 01202 680965         E-mail:

The club meets at the Blue Boar, Dear Hay Lane, Poole on Monday evenings at 21.00pm.
Please contact Mr. J. Sturch for further details.

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Dorset Divers

Tel: 01202 580065

The club meets at the Custom House Steps, Poole Quay, on Tuesday's at 6pm during the summer.  Please contact Mr. N. Herbert for further details.

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Poole Dam Divers


Weekly dives  from Poole throughout the months of April to October every Tuesday evening from the hardboat ”Beowulf”. 

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Millennium Divers Dorset

Tel: 01305 824555      E-mail:

All dives will be suitable for divers with an intermediate trimix certificate or above

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Dorset Boating & Sailing

Principal Power

The Waterfront, Cobbs Quay, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL
Tel: 01202 661881  Fax: 01202 664222

Principal Power has been in the boating business for over 10 Years. Based in Poole, Dorset, our experience comes from all aspects of the marine industry from safety to chartering, training to boat management - this gives us the scope to offer a comprehensive service to every discerning boat owner and for those looking to enter the wonderful world of boating. Please see our website for further information on our Power, Motor Boat and Jet Ski Courses, or our skippered motor cruiser charter services in the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean.

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Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre

Knightsdale Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0HS
Tel: 01305 784927        E-mail:

Courses: Dinghy Level 1 - Start Sailing / Dinghy Level 2 - Basic Skills / Dinghy Day Sailing / Youth Sailing Scheme - Start Sailing Stage 1 /Youth Sailing Scheme - Start Sailing Stage 2 / Youth Sailing Scheme - Start Sailing Stage 3 / Youth Sailing Scheme - Start Sailing Stage 4 / Powerboat Level 1 Course / Powerboat Level 2 Course / Safety Boat Course

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Coastal Sea School

The Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8DX
Daytime : 01305 830121    Tel: 0701 741 3399

Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course / Powerboat Level 1 Course / Powerboat Level 2 Course / Powerboat Intermediate Course / Powerboat Advanced Course / Safety Boat Course

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PGL Osmington

Osmington Bay Centre, Shortlake Lane, Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6EG
Tel: 01305 836200    Mobile: 07796 852132

Courses: Powerboat Level 1 Course / Powerboat Level 2 Course / Safety Boat Course

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NMI Sailing School

3 The Knapp, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4DY
Tel: 01305 780054    Mobile: 07885 522286

Courses: Start Yachting Course / Competent Crew Practical Course / Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) / Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) / RYA Coastal Skipper Sailing Practical Examination / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sailing Practical Examination

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Dorset Surfing



402 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 5HE
Tel: 01425 275 111        E-mail:

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Dorset Water Skiing

New Forest Water Park

Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 2EY
Tel: 01425 656868        E-mail:

Learn to water-ski or wakeboard - any standard welcome - full training for beginners.
Experience the inflatable aqua rides - 6 man banana or inflatable tyres (age 11 plus for these rides)
Enjoy the view from our clubhouse overlooking the lake. Booking advisable - see website for costs and opening times.

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Dorset Windsurfing


109 Portland Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9BG
Tel: 01305 787900

Courses: Start Windsurfing / Intermediate Windsurfing (Non Planing) / Intermediate Windsurfing (Planing) / Youth Windsurfing Level 1 / Youth Windsurfing Level 2 / Youth Windsurfing Level 3

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