diving in portland

Diving in Portland

Dates 2021

Whether or not you have experience of diving in British salt water you are welcome to join Big Squid on a weekend scuba diving in Portland.

We usually dive around Portland Harbour or Balaclava Bay. With 4-5 dives over two days on a mixture of dive sites comprising wrecks and reefs.

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

The trip is provided without accommodation but we are happy to advise on a range of local options to suit all budgets.

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.[/message]

On this trip it is possible to undertake a variety of Speciality courses.

Map of Portland here

Typical schedule

  • Meet in the Castletown carpark at 08.30 on Saturday morning
  • Dive 1: Saturday 11.00
  • Dive 2: Saturday 15.00
  • Dinner in Portland
  • Dive 3: Sunday 09.30
  • Dive 4: Sunday 13.30
  • Return home    16.00




boat fees, air, tanks and weights.

Not included

Transport, lunch, dinner, equipment hire: £25.00 per day, wetsuit hire: £25.00 per day, dry suit hire £35.00 per day.

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