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diving in portland

Diving in Portland

Dates 2019

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

We arrive on Friday evening and stay for 2 nights in dorm or twin share accommodation in the Royal Breakwater Hotel which is 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.[/message]

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

Map of Portland here

Typical schedule

  • Arrive Friday evening meet in Royal Breakwater hotel
  • Breakfast 08.00
  • Dive 1: Saturday 11am
  • Dive 2: Saturday 15.00
  • Dinner in Portland
  • Sunday breakfast 07.30
  • Dive 3: 09.30
  • Dive 4: 13.30
  • Return home 16.00




Accommodation, breakfast, boat fees, air, tanks and weights.

Not included

Transport, lunch, dinner, equipment hire: £25 per day, wetsuit hire: £20 per day dry suit hire £35 per day.

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