Hello all , I would like to start planning my own shore dives. Up to this point I have gone to dive centres and done boat or shore dives which the dive centre recommended. Does anyone have advise on how to plan dives? I would like at some point to do a shore dive near my folks home where I grew up. I know the area well and spent many happy summers boating and fishing there. Although I know many areas which would be sheltered and have easy entry and exit points I am not sure how to determine things such as underwater current strength. Also what safety precautions should I take ? I am not in a hurry. First I want to learn how to carry out such a dive safely. Thanks in advance for any help , Pat Folan.