Welcome to the Big Squid Newsletter for December 2016 and January 2017
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year
Thirsty Squid drinks will on Tuesday the 7th February at the Railway pub in Clapham
We will be there from 7pm onwards. All are welcome to attend.
This year was exciting for Big Squid, as well as training divers we had trips to Egypt, Siberia, Oman, Portland, Lundy, St Abbs and Chepstow. Hopefully 2017 will be equally exciting.
New marine life found in deep sea vents
Six new animal species have been identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
The remote area is home to life not seen elsewhere in the world’s oceans, yet has been earmarked for future mineral exploration.
Hydrothermal vents form at locations where seawater meets magma. They are surrounded by a large number of organisms that are new to science.
The latest finds include worms, snails and a crab.
Read more here
Big Squid needs you!
Our dive centre has gone from strength to strength, growing steadily over the years and the fact is we now need Instructors and Divemasters more than ever to help us cover our courses! Please contact us if you can help.
Big Squid Trips 2017
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
|Marsa Shagra, Egypt||25 March- 01 April 2017||£1035||All Levels|
|Project Shark, Egypt||13th-20th October 2017||£1299||Advanced Open Water|
UK DIVE TRIPS 2017
|Lundy||08-09 Jul 17||£335||All levels|
|Porthkerris||22-23 Jul 17||£295||All levels|
|St Abbs||05-06 Aug 17||£295||All levels|
Marsa Shagra, Egypt
25th March-1st April 2017 £1035
The small settlement of Marsa Shagra has its own house reef which offers diving at a range of depths both shallow and deep dive sites. This location is great for those with all levels of experience as it is possible to ease into safe easy dive sites and gradually challenge yourself at the the more advanced sites, its also an ideal place for taking Open Water Qualifying Dives and Advanced courses. There are great night dives to be had here with a good chance of seeing free swimming moray eels.
Project Shark – Egypt
13th October – 20th October 2017 Cost £1299.00
Join Big Squid on this Red Sea Adventure On Board Blue Horizon.
The aim of ‘Project Shark’ is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Red Sea focus, as well as enjoying some of the most spectacular reefs that the Red Sea has to offer.
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 in January and February
Open Water Referral Courses
Advanced Open Water Courses
Dry Suit Courses
Enriched Air Nitrox Courses
Emergency First Response Courses
Open Water Qualifying Dives
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 £30.00
Full course information is available here
Wraysbury Fun Dives
The Big Squid van will be at Wraysbury on the 22nd January and the 19th February. 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.