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.....but send a message to dynarob as he might be able to help
I have the magic book in front of me :)

Tide turns at approx HW+3.5 (Portland). At HW+3 you have 0.2kt south (on mean springs) at HW+4 you have less than that but going north.

HW-6 also looks like a sensible time to do it (vis might not be as good though but it won't make that much difference)

HW-3 thru HW+2 look like particularly bad times.
 

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I've never done this dive. I have a 10L cylinder being delivered this weekend (so a little fairy tells me, Woz) so Sunday afternoon might be the time to dust off the Buddy Commando and have a go.

Love it :D
Ah they're your cylinders are they? Hopefully the little fairy will tell me, too, as I have to pick them up this afternoon. Can you PM me your address and I'll drop them round on the way past tomorrow evening (assuming you'll be in).
 

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I have the magic book in front of me :)

Tide turns at approx HW+3.5 (Portland). At HW+3 you have 0.2kt south (on mean springs) at HW+4 you have less than that but going north.

HW-6 also looks like a sensible time to do it (vis might not be as good though but it won't make that much difference)

HW-3 thru HW+2 look like particularly bad times.
hmmm...

so with HW at 9.15 and 21.30, "slack" will be 12.00ish to 13.00ish, then maybe again at around 15.30?

is the normal "chesil cove" dive do-able at any time?
 

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chesil cove is a bit more sheltered and unless the weather is bad, you can get in when you want. Note sure if you've been to the car park on the causeway to do the adelaide, but it's a bit of a trek over the pebbles with all the kit. If you do do the adelaide, watch out for the huge potholes in the car park
 

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hmmm...

so with HW at 9.15 and 21.30, "slack" will be 12.00ish to 13.00ish, then maybe again at around 15.30?

is the normal "chesil cove" dive do-able at any time?
Yes. Just one notes, those look like the times for this Monday, if so then they are GMT so you need to add an hour for local time.

When diving the cove I don't look at the tide times, the water never moves very fast so you don't worry about it. I look at the weather though - any sort of westerly is going to spoil the day and sunshine is always a big bonus.

FWIW, whenever I am shore diving I always stop occasionally and see what the tide is doing, could I swim against it easily? is it picking up? if I am going with it then I tend to turn around and go against it etc if nothing else it helps with navigation (there is a story there that will go into 'I learnt about diving from that.." one day and explains my obsession with the tides)
 

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Yes. Just one notes, those look like the times for this Monday, if so then they are GMT so you need to add an hour for local time.
i just double checked on easytide (compared to pol.ac.uk), and they're the times for saturday with an hour added on (and rounded to the nearest sensible number!)
 

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i just double checked on easytide (compared to pol.ac.uk), and they're the times for saturday with an hour added on (and rounded to the nearest sensible number!)
Ah OK, the tidal predictions are based on Portland (Port) HW which as it happens are only about 10 minutes later than Chesil Cove, you're times for Sat BST Chesil Cove just happened to coincide with Mon GMT Portland so I thought I would warn you.

EasyTide - Portland Port
 

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Bonjour,
Slack this Saturday is about 14:00 onwards. THe tides are not quite as savage as say the M2 but are about the same time which is Portland HW plus four hours. Top tip: Travel as light as possible or you may end up blubbing.
 
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