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Pulpit rock

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Shore dive

Suggested experience: Experienced diver capable of 30m+ in currents

Distance from Southampton: 71 Miles 2Hrs Head to Weymouth and stay on the A354 over the bridge to Portland. At the double roundabout take the queens rd heading for Eastland and the Wakeham rd to the lighthouse car park.

Parking directions: In the car park at the lighthouse Google

Lat & Long: N50 30.855 W2 27.569 Postcode DT5 2JT

Tides:  Tide tables  Slack water only lasts about 45 minutes, and it is IMPORTANT to dive slack, the best time to dive is 4 hours after H.W. Portland. Beware of the tide starting to run it picks up very quickly and you can get swept offshore

Depth: 30m+

Site entry/exit: The entry/Exit point is just north of the rock.

Pulpit rock entry/exit

Underwater directions: Head south to the rock and explore in and around the rocks and cracks staying close to the rock. The currents get stronger as you go further from the shore.

Site Hazards: The currents here are very dangerous.

Nearest Public phone: The Pulpit

Accommodation:  Weymouth tourist information, 01305 785747. Bed & Breakfast

Mobile Network service: Most networks work here.

Other comments: It's best to dive here with somebody who has dived here before. It's also advisable to have good shore cover when diving here.

Pub:  The Pulpit  Cove house Inn

Created By:  Jim Booth

Cafe: The Lobster pot

Air & Nitrox:  Scimitar Diving  Old harbour dive centre

Date: 12/6/11

Revision: 1

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