Welcome to the Big Squid Newsletter for December 2015

The Big Squid  Christmas drinks will on Tuesday the 1st December at the Tamesis Dock which is an old Champagne barge moored on the Thames, Everyone is welcome, There is a £5 entry fee which goes towards hiring the boat.
We will be there from 7pm onwards. All are welcome to attend, you can find more details here.

The Most intelligent Octopus in the world

Amazing video footage of the mimic Octopus

Big Squid trips 2016

We have started to put the programme together for 2016. Please let us know if you wish to attend any of the trips below.

Marsa Shagra, Egypt04-11 March 2016£895All Levels
Oman Liveaboard31 Oct-11 Nov 2016£1999Advanced and Above

UK Dive Exploration 2016

Portland28-29 May 16£199All levels
Lundy25-26 Jun 16£295All levels
St Abbs06-07 Aug 16£269All levels
Portland27-28 Aug 16£199All levels
Portland10-11 Sep 16£199All levels
Portland08-09 Oct 16£199All levels


Oman Liveaboard

31 Oct – 11 Nov 2016 £1999

(deposit £400.00)

Join Big Squid to be one of the first to explore the Hallaniyat Islands in southern Oman on this 10 night dive adventure.
We will be joining the Saman Explorer from the 1st Nov 2016 and sailing from Muscat, through the Daymaniyat Islands, along the coast, and south to Salalah and the Hallaniyat Islands.
As well as taking in Oman’s most iconic dive sites, this also includes some exploratory dives along the way, making for a very exciting trip. Read more here


Marsa Shagra dive trip  March 4th -11th £895

We still have places left on our trip to Marsa Shagra in Egypt. This eco dive village is a great destination if you are a beginner or if you have experience. The marine life is amazing and the trip will allow you to consolidate your skills and enjoy some fun dives in a variety of  environments. You can also spend some time in the glorious sunshine and get to know likeminded divers. You can find out more about the trip here.


Big Squid Divemaster Course

Big squid are very fortunate in that we have an amazing team of Divemasters working with us. They all have UK diving experience and are equally at home in 1m or 20m of visibility.
The skills that you will gain whilst regularly diving in the UK mean that when you come to dive overseas the transition is often easy.  If you would like to join our team  and begin your Divemaster training you can find more information here.


Upcoming Courses

Open Water Referral Course 5th-6th December
Refresher 6th December
Club pool night  6th December
Discover Scuba  6th December
Refresher 9th December
Club pool night 9th December
Discover Scuba 9th December
Open Water Referral Course 23rd-24th January
Club pool night 24th January
Discover Scuba  24th January
Refresher 24th January
Club pool night 27th January
Discover Scuba 27th January
Refresher 27th January
Open Water Qualifying Dives 30th-31st January
Full course information is available here


Wraysbury Fun Dives

The Big Squid van will be at Wraysbury on the 20th December and the 31st January. 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.

scuba diving voucher

Christmas Diving Gift Vouchers from Big Squid

Big Squid offer scuba diving gift vouchers for all our courses, equipment from our shop and dive holidays.

Diving vouchers make ideal  Christmas gifts and  can be presented along with course materials. They are personalised with the recipients name.
The recipient is left free to enrol on a course date of their choosing. We can email the scuba diving gift vouchers or arrange next day postal delivery. You may also collect them from our dive centre in Clapham London. find out more about the vouchers and Gift Cards here.