Welcome to the Big Squid Newsletter for April May and June 2018
Thirsty Squid drinks will on Tuesday the 1st May and Tuesday 5th June at the Railway pub in Clapham. We will be there from 7pm onwards. All are welcome to attend.
Big Squid Curry Night 10th April
The Lahore Kebab House is a Squid favourite as they have a tasty menu and offer very reasonably priced dishes. They can generally accommodate special dietary requirements on request and also have plenty of food for both meat lovers and vegetarians. The restaurant is not licensed, so please bring your own alcoholic drinks along with you (there is an off licence conveniently located across the road!). Please let us know if you are planning to come along so that we have a rough idea of numbers to book the table. Looking forward to an evening that will spice up your life, maybe…
More details here:
Squids go Night Diving
Wraysbury Dive Centre will be open for Tuesday night dives soon and the Squid van will be heading down there on Tuesday 15th May and we will be heading off for a night dive.
This is a great chance to experience a night dive if you haven’t before and also just a bit of fun for those who just fancy a dive. You will need to bring an underwater torch.
If you need to hire any kit or just tanks and weights, please contact Big Squid at least 48 hours in advance so we can ensure we have packed everything for you. The on site cafe will be serving food and drinks for you to enjoy pre or post dive (or both!). Entry to the dive site is £10 which must be paid in cash at the site please (food and drink at the site also need to be paid for in cash). Kit hire can be arranged with Big Squid.
Big Squid Used Scuba Diving Equipment Facebook page
We now have a facebook page for our used equipment that’s for sale.
All bcds, regulators and cylinders are sold in test with a current service certificate.
You can find the page here
Big Squid in Marsa Shagra Egypt
15 of us spent a great week diving in Marsa Shagra, Egypt from the 15th to the 22nd March. We had unseasonably good weather and some of the group managed to swim with dolphins and a whale shark.
Diving Lundy with Big Squid
July 7th and 8th 2018
Why not join us on our tyrip to Luindy Island in July. Lundy is positioned off the coast of North Devon, at the point where the Atlantic ocean joins the Bristol Channel. There is no land between Lundy and America. The Island is essentially a granite outcrop, three and a half miles in length and half a mile in width. Lying in the middle of nowhere, it is unique, peaceful and unspoilt.
Watch the video from a previous trip below
Diving St Abbs with Big Squid
August 4th and 5th 2018
The sleepy fishing village of St Abbs is located in the beautiful Scottish borders, just north of Berwick upon Tweed. The St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve contains relatively deep water close inshore and strong tidal movement which combine to provide some of the easiest and best shore diving in Britain. The visibility is often stunning and there is a chance to spot the elusive wolf fish. Read more
Big Squid Dive Shop
Big Squid are suppliers for numerous diving manufacturers and we aim to offer some of the most competitive prices in the UK.
We recommend that you do your research on line see what prices you find and come back to us to see if we can beat it.
New brands at Big Squid : Shearwater, Tusa – Waterproof, Metal Sub and coming soon Santi.
Congratulations to James and Thomas for completing Big Squids coldest ever open water qualifying dives at just 2 degrees c. Big Squids first ever all welsh dive team of Faye Mark and Rob ran the course.
Big Squid needs you!
Our dive centre has gone from strength to strength, growing steadily over the years and we now need Instructors and Divemasters more than ever to help us cover our courses! Please contact us if you can help.
Portland 28-29th April 2018
Dry Suit Divers join Big Squid on a weekend scuba diving trip to Portland.
We will be diving dive sites comprising wrecks and reefs max depth 30m.
On this trip we are planning to dive on the M2 submarine wreck
On Past visits to Portland we have spotted: Red Mullet, Turbot, Dogfish, Greater Pipe Fish, Lesser Sand Eel, Garfish, Tom Pot Blenny, Pollack, Mackerel, Cork Wing Wrasse, Cuttlefish. Trigger Fish, Giant Jellyfish and Spider Crabs,
Location & Accommodation
Arriving on Friday evening, we stay for 2 nights in the Royal Breakwater Hotel, steeped in rich naval history.
We depart from Portland on Sunday afternoon. Big squid cannot offer transport to and from Portland however we can try to arrange a lift for you with other members of the group on a fuel share basis.
SCUBA DIVING TRAVEL 2018
We run several scuba diving trips abroad each year. These trips are ideal for qualified divers, and those wishing to extend their diving capabilities. Click on the links for more information
UK DIVE EXPLORATION 2018
Big Squid run several diving trips throughout the UK. Two of our most popular destinations are Portland in Dorset, and Wraysbury just outside London. Both are suitable for all levels of divers, and each offer their own unique UK diving experience. There are opportunities to complete courses on most of these trips. A list of other UK locations along with dates for all UK trips is given below.
|Portland||28-29 Apr 18||£215||Dry Suit Divers|
|Portland||19-20 May 18||£215||All Levels|
|Portland||16-17 Jun 18||£215||All Levels|
|Lundy||07-08 Jul 18||£335||All levels|
|St Abbs||04-05 Aug 18||£295||All levels|
|Portland||25-26 Aug 18||£215||All Levels|
|Portland||22-23 Sep 18||£215||All Levels|
|Portland||06-07 Oct 18||£215||All Levels|
|Scapa Flow||21-26 Oct 18||£725||Deep Diver|
Upcoming Course Dates in April – May – June
Open Water Referral Course Dates
Refresher Course Dates
Discover Scuba Dates
Advanced Open Water Course Dates
Dry Suit Course Dates
Enriched Air Nitrox Course Dates
Emergency First Response Course Dates
Rescue Diver Course Dates
Open Water Qualifying Dives Dates
You don’t need to have a buddy for this and we can usually pair you up with someone. We always provide dive supervision for your safety and have equipment for hire if you don’t have your own. (You do need to book this in advance)
- No equipment £10.00
- Just tank and weights £15.00
- All equipment £40.00
Full course information is available here
Wraysbury Fun Dives
The Big Squid van will be at Wraysbury on the the 15th April, 27th May and the 24th June. Let us know if you wish to join us diving and we can pair you up with a buddy. We can provide full kit rental or just tanks and weights.