Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for booking the Shuttle Boat - IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ

Cancellation of Booking.

More than 2 weeks notice - Full refund
Less than 2 weeks - Half of the cost of the dive price is to be paid
Less than 1 week - Full amount due

A person booking on behalf of other divers will be responsible for the payment of all dives booked. Please collect their money in advance.

Bookings for 6 or more divers will require a deposit of 10 per person, per dive. (Max 150 per day)

Swanage Boat Charters Ltd reserves the right to change prices, deposits, bookings and details without notice.

Should you, or any in your party, find it necessary to cancel, please inform us immediately and we will try our best to fill your spaces. If the boat spaces are re-filled any deposits paid, will be returned and no charge will be made. Failing this the above conditions apply.

Cancellation by us

We require minimum numbers for a dive to take place. These are typically as follows:

Local 2 divers
Offshore 4 divers
Further Offshore 6 divers

Even if you have booked on a boat, the minimum number has to be reached for the trip to take place. Example: You may book the first two spaces to an offshore dive site. We will do our best to fill the remaining spaces. If this is not possible, the skipper may revise the trip planned or cancel the dive. In this case you will not be charged or you may be given an option for another dive site or boat.

Boarding the boat

Please be ready to board the boat at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Weather & Boats

Diving is weather and tide dependant. We reserve the right to change boats, dive sites or departure times according to weather and operational requirements. On occasions due to sea, weather or safety considerations, We reserve the right to cancel the trip with minimum notice. Swanage Boat Charters Ltd is not responsible or liable for any external costs i.e. Hotel and travel costs. Your payment will be credited to your account or refunded.

You are advised to check your registered email before leaving to travel to Swanage as cancellations will be sent via email.

The Divers

No check is made of divers' qualifications or fitness to dive. Diving is a potentially hazardous sport and should only be undertaken by suitably trained people. The skipper reserves the right to refuse to allow a diver into the water. You are responsible for the conduct of your own dive and for ensuring that you are trained and equipped for the dive site and that your equipment is safely stored on the boat. Dive times must not exceed 60 minutes (surface to surface) unless otherwise agreed by the skipper.


The boat and skipper are fully insured for third party liability while you are aboard; you are not insured when in the water. Equipment you may lose or damage onboard is not covered.