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ISSUE 6 ARCHIVE - A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO EATING AND SLEEPING, PORTLAND & DORSET

Well, it’s high time that we took a look at one of Britain’s most popular south coast dive locations – Portland and Weymouth. This part of the Jurassic coast has some excellent diving for all levels making it one of the regular weekend trips for dive clubs. However, having got out of the diving RIB, few of us seem to move far from the picturesque scene of Castletown. So here are a few local treats that perhaps you may want to check out and make the most of your stay.
London School Of Diving
Dogfish A Good night's kip
I’m sure that most of you are already familiar with the convenient choices of the Aqua Hotel, The Breakwater Hotel and The Green Shutters, where the familiar odours of sweaty undersuits and mouldy neoprene are familiar.

Aqua Hotel
Castletown
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1BD
Tel: 01305 860 269
Grey Triggerfish The Royal Breakwater Hotel
Castletown
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1BD
Tel: 01305 820 476

The Green Shutters
12 Castletown
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1BD
Tel: 01305 860 054
Pebbles and sea and sky and clouds Also worth checking out is:
The Pulpit Inn
A pub offering food and B&B accommodation
Portland Bill
Portland
Dorset DT5 2JT
Tel: 0871 917 0007

Food & Booze
Highly recommended comes the
Blue Fish Café
15-17 Chiswell
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1AN
Tel: 01305 822 991
Travelling Diver
For an absolute classic English seaside lunch, go to Crab House Café, Tel: 01305 788 867 at Wyke Regis. A revamped boatyard shed with a menu that changes twice a day, where you can also buy crabs and their own farmed oysters to take away.

The Ghurka Restaurant
Noah’s Ark
The Swannery
Commercial Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 7TZ
Tel: 01305 778 877

Now it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have an Indian restaurant to recommend to you – Khazana (with a Wednesday special offer if you’re there during the week), 111 Portland Rd, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9BG Tel: 01305 777 807

Great food and happy to cook the scallops and lobsters from your dive earlier is L ‘N’ O’s, Weston Road, Portland Tel: 01305 820 222
Not In The Water
The Jurassic Coast has some fantastic walks and beautiful coastline. But also worth a visit is the Portland Museum with information on local wrecks and Portland Castle.

But go over to the Tout Quarry Park, an abandoned quarry at the north east end of Tophill, which has been turned into a sculpture park with various carvings and artifacts.

For a total boys toys experience, go to the Tank Museum at Bovington. It is reputed to have the best collection of tanks in the world comprising over 250 vehicles, from the first tank ever built to the modern Challenger II.

Local Diving Contacts

Fathom & Blues
262 Portland Road
Wyke Regis
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 9DF
Tel: 01305 766 220 or 01305 826 789

Scimitar Diving
Tel: 07765 326 728

Skin Deep Diving
Tel: 01305 787 372
Mobile: 07971 977 595

Underwater Explorers
15 Castletown
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1BD
Tel: 01305 824 555

The Old Harbour Dive Centre
11 Nothe Parade
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 8TX
Tel: 01305 760 888
Travelling Diver

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