Welcome to the Big Squid Newsletter March 2015

Thirsty Squid night, our social evening, is on the 3rd March at the Railway Tavern in Clapham. We will be there from 7pm onwards. If you haven’t been before it’s very informal and friendly and you will be made to feel welcome.


Israeli divers chance upon ‘priceless’ treasure on seabed

Scuba divers have inadvertently discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast.
About 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years were spotted on the seabed by members of a diving club, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said.
At first the group thought the coins were toys, but quickly realised the significance of their discovery. Read more here


Marsa Shagra dive trip  March 20th -27th

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.


Porthkerris  30-31st May

Our UK dive season kicks off with a trip to Porthkerris on the  30-31 May  in search of Basking Sharks, There is no guarantee that we will find them but at the same time of year on a previous trip to Cornwall we have seen several of the huge plankton eating sharks. Porthkkerris is a beautiful location close to the Lizard peninsula. We will be diving from a hardboat with a lift and staying in shared accomadation by the sea. At night we aim to have a barbeque.  You can find out more about the trip here


Stock Restructuring

We have decided to restructure the stock we hold and as a result will be clearing out items we have decided to no longer hold in store, this is resulting in massive discounts on such items as Weezle Under suits, Fourth Element thermal clothing, Scubapro Fins, Aqualung Fins, Torches, reels and more. Stop by the shop before it’s all gone!


Big Squid UK Trips 2015

Cornwall 30-31 May £279
Pembrokeshire 20-21 June £279
Portland 29-30 August £199
Lundy 12-13 September £289
Portland 10-11 October £199

Foreign Trips 2015-2016

Marsa Shagra 20-27 March £985
Philippines 18-25 Sep 2015 £3489
Truck Lagoon 02-16 October 2016 £5199
Further details on all trips here


Upcoming Courses

Refresher 11th March
Club pool night 11th March
Discover Scuba 11th March
Dry Suit Orientation 11th March
Open Water Referral Course 14th-15th March
Refresher 15th March
Club pool night 15th March
Discover Scuba 15th March
Enriched Air Nitrox 17th March
Emergency First Response 22nd March
Refresher 25th March
Discover Scuba 25th March
Club Pool night 25th March
Full course information is available here

Wraysbury Fun Dives

The Big Squid van will be headed down to Wraysbury on the 8th March . 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.