Travel With Amphibian & Aquanaut

We love to travel, whether it’s in the UK or overseas we’re always on the move! We have run trips to the Red Sea, Scapa Flow, Iceland, the Farnes, Menorca and the Philippines to name a few.

 

We provide a variety of trips throughout the year, both overseas and the UK, so whether you want to escape for a weekend, or join a more ambitious long haul adventure, we can guarantee you will be surrounded by similarly enthusiastic dive buddies.

 

We run all of our trips jointly with our sister shop Aquanaut Scuba, this brings a diverse group of people together with a common love of diving. Whatever kind of diving gets you going we have trips to suit.

 

If you have any questions about any of the trips we are running or just have some questions about a particular destination, don’t hesitate to contact the team and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

 

020 8761 2458 | info@amphibianscuba.co.uk

PORTLAND SHAKEDOWN WEEKEND | APRIL 11 – 12, 2020

POSTPONED

 

This is designed as a shallow dive weekend to enable divers to check out kit before the season starts, or to log their first UK Sea dives. Maximum depth will be 18m.

 

Divers will need to be drysuit trained and have deployed a DSMB.

 

The weekend will consist of 4 dives, and 2 nights B&B overnight on the Friday & Saturday at the Hotel Aqua in Portland. We will be diving with Dive Beyond who have two 7.9m ribs of their own.

PHILIPPINES - REEF, MACRO & THRESHERS | APRIL 18 – MAY 3, 2020 POSTPONED

 

After 3 amazing trips to the Philippines, we just have to return again to this exceptional diving destination to experience the pristine reefs and true biodiversity of the underwater life, big and small.

 

Our 2020 trip will take in the stunning reefs of Southern Leyte and the thresher sharks of Malapascua. Lynne has dived both locations and stayed at both resorts and will accompany the trip.

 

Southern Leyte is one of the hidden gems of the Philippines; on the little-visited eastern side of the Visayas, tourism is low key, meaning the chances are you will have the whole reef to yourself and the reefs, well, they are simply stunning! It is not guaranteed, but there is a chance of seeing Whalesharks too!

 

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort, there are not so many resorts that have a house reef like SBSR, with pigmy seahorses, turtles and frogfish being commonplace. The resort is small, clean and tidy and well run by Phil and Pedro, who as enthusiastic today as they have ever been about their wonderful underwater world.

 

Malapascua is the only place in the world where recreational divers can predictably see thresher sharks. The sharks come up from the deep for a clean on Monad Shoal and it is not uncommon to see several or more individuals during one dive.


Exotic Resort was the first to start diving with Thresher sharks. The dive centre has a friendly and well-run operation and with six boats available, there are no issues about missing out on going anywhere! The resort is perfectly located right on the picturesque white sand Bounty beach.

MENORCA TRAINING  | APR 23 – 27, 2020

POSTPONED

 

Menorca has become an Aquanaut favourite to escape the British Winter and inland lakes and to head out our friends at Blue Dive for some warmer water diving. The atmosphere is chilled, the weather generally sunny, the water is clear and the locals are exceptionally friendly.

The trips are perfect for those wanting to complete their PADI Open Water certification dives as well as other training courses such as:

  • Open Water Qualifying Dives
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Dry Suit Speciality
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Specialities such as Deep diver, Enriched Air Diver

INTRO WEEKEND PORTLAND | MAY 9 – MAY 10, 2020

POSTPONED

 

These weekends are designed as a shallow dive weekend to for those recently certified, or warm water divers who are new to UK waters to log their first UK Sea dives. Maximum depth will be 18m.

 

It is suggested that divers are drysuit trained, although a warm wetsuit is possible in the summer months, and have deployed a DSMB. They will be accompanied by an experienced diver on the boat who will happily answer any questions and provide advice …. there is no such thing as a ‘stupid’ question!

 

The weekend will consist of 4 dives, and 2 nights B&B overnight in twin rooms on the Friday & Saturday at the Hotel Aqua in Portland.

MALTA TRIP WEEK | MAY 10 – MAY 17, 2020

POSTPONED

 

More details to follow!

 

We will be in Malta diving 10-17th May, and you are welcome to join us for all or part of that time. There are options for training, from open water completion upwards, or you can just dive for fun.

LUNDY SEAL FEST | MAY 22 – MAY 25, 2020

POSTPONED

 

Come and Dive Lundy Island as seen on Countrywise and Britains Secret Seas.

 

Lundy Island is within easy reach of Ilfracombe and takes between 60-90minutes to reach by boat. Lundy has some of the best diving in the country including over 40 dive sites made up of reefs, pinnacles, drop-offs and countless wrecks. It is also a marine nature reserve, home to seals, birds and various marine life.

 

Suitable for even novice divers Lundy has a lot to offer from a 6m seal dive to more advanced wreck and pinnacle diving in deeper water we can cater for all abilities and arrange a day to suit our group.

INTRO WEEKEND PORTLAND | JUNE 6 – JUNE 7, 2020

 

These weekends are designed as a shallow dive weekend to for those recently certified, or warm water divers who are new to UK waters to log their first UK Sea dives. Maximum depth will be 18m.

 

It is suggested that divers are drysuit trained, although a warm wetsuit is possible in the summer months, and have deployed a DSMB. They will be accompanied by an experienced diver on the boat who will happily answer any questions and provide advice …. there is no such thing as a ‘stupid’ question!

 

The weekend will consist of 4 dives, and 2 nights B&B overnight in twin rooms on the Friday & Saturday at the Hotel Aqua in Portland.

WRECKED IN WEYMOUTH | JULY 4 – JULY 5, 2020

 

We have teamed up with Dive Beyond to create a dive weekend worthy of UK divers.  No ego’s here, just people diving for fun. You can dive as a recreational diver (range 30-40m), or go tech with twins and stages or rebreathers.

 

You will need to have advanced open water or equivalent and will benefit from a deep spec and some UK diving experience to come on this trip

INTRO WEEKEND PORTLAND | JULY 4 – JULY 5, 2020

 

These weekends are designed as a shallow dive weekend to for those recently certified, or warm water divers who are new to UK waters to log their first UK Sea dives. Maximum depth will be 18m.

 

It is suggested that divers are drysuit trained, although a warm wetsuit is possible in the summer months, and have deployed a DSMB. They will be accompanied by an experienced diver on the boat who will happily answer any questions and provide advice …. there is no such thing as a ‘stupid’ question!

 

The weekend will consist of 4 dives, and 2 nights B&B overnight in twin rooms on the Friday & Saturday at the Hotel Aqua in Portland.

ISLE OF MAN HOLIDAY | AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 9, 2020

 

After previous awesome trips to the Isle of Man, we have organised another for 2020. The diving around the island is some of the best in UK waters with plenty of life, a good number of wrecks, playful seals but above all the visibility is nearly always excellent at around 10-15m (famous last words). This trip allows for 8 dives in total spread over 5 days.

 

Location:
The dives shall all take place on Mikes excellent and well equipped dedicated dive boat out of Port St Mary or Port Erin (depends on the weather). The boat has good space on the back for 10 divers plus an inside cabin area for when the weather is not so kind. One of the best features of diving in the IOM is that no matter which way the weather may be coming from Mike can always get the boat out.

 

Most of the dive sites are 30 mins or less on the boat which allows for a return to port between dives for refill/lunch/sunbathe……whatever you like really.

WRECKED IN WEYMOUTH | AUGUST 29 – AUGUST 30, 2020

 

We have teamed up with Dive Beyond to create a dive weekend worthy of UK divers.  No ego’s here, just people diving for fun. You can dive as a recreational diver (range 30-40m), or go tech with twins and stages or rebreathers.

 

You will need to have advanced open water or equivalent and will benefit from a deep spec and some UK diving experience to come on this trip

INTRO WEEKEND PORTLAND | AUGUST 29 – AUGUST 30, 2020

 

These weekends are designed as a shallow dive weekend to for those recently certified, or warm water divers who are new to UK waters to log their first UK Sea dives. Maximum depth will be 18m.

 

It is suggested that divers are drysuit trained, although a warm wetsuit is possible in the summer months, and have deployed a DSMB. They will be accompanied by an experienced diver on the boat who will happily answer any questions and provide advice …. there is no such thing as a ‘stupid’ question!

 

The weekend will consist of 4 dives, and 2 nights B&B overnight in twin rooms on the Friday & Saturday at the Hotel Aqua in Portland.

FARNE ISLAND’S | SEPTEMBER 4 – 6, 2020

 

The Farne’s are one of the most exhilarating dive locations in the UK. Diving the Farne Islands offers one of the finest underwater experiences in the UK. Mostly consisting of 30 Islands and rocky outcrops the Farne Islands are also home to one of the largest colonies of Grey Seals in the UK. When diving it is very common to experience a friendly encounter with one of the most treasured local attractions.

WRECKED IN WEYMOUTH | SEPTEMBER 26 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

 

We have teamed up with Dive Beyond to create a dive weekend worthy of UK divers.  No ego’s here, just people diving for fun. You can dive as a recreational diver (range 30-40m), or go tech with twins and stages or rebreathers.

 

You will need to have advanced open water or equivalent and will benefit from a deep spec and some UK diving experience to come on this trip

PHILIPPINES REEF, MACRO & THRESHERS | MARCH 13 – 27 2021

 

After 3 amazing trips to the Philippines, we just have to return again to this exceptional diving destination to experience the pristine reefs and true biodiversity of the underwater life, big and small.

 

Our 2021 trip will take in the stunning reefs of Southern Leyte and the thresher sharks of Malapascua. Lynne has dived both locations and stayed at both resorts and will accompany the trip.

 

Southern Leyte is one of the hidden gems of the Philippines; on the little-visited Eastern side of the Visayas, tourism is low key, meaning the chances are you will have the whole reef to yourself and the reefs, well, they are simply stunning! It is not guaranteed, but there is a chance of seeing Whalesharks too!

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort, there are not so many resorts that have a house reef like SBSR, with pigmy seahorses, turtles and frogfish being commonplace. The resort is small, clean and tidy and well run by Phil and Pedro, who as enthusiastic today as they have ever been about their wonderful underwater world.

 

Malapascua is the only place in the world where recreational divers can predictably see thresher sharks. The sharks come up from the deep for a clean on Monad Shoal and it is not uncommon to see several or more individuals during one dive.
Exotic Resort was the first to start diving with Thresher sharks. The dive centre has a friendly and well-run operation and with six boats available, there are no issues about missing out on going anywhere! The resort is perfectly located right on the picturesque white sand Bounty beach.

RED SEA NORTHERN WRECKS AND REEFS | MAY 15 – 22, 2021

 

Spend a week exploring the world-famous Wrecks and Reefs of the Egyptian Red Sea with Aquanaut Scuba onboard Tornado Marine Fleet’s M/Y Whirlwind.  This trip is suitable for all levels of diver including those newly certified as a PADI Open Water Diver/BSAC Ocean Diver or equivalent. 

 

We also hope to be able to offer an extended package with Anthias Divers in Sharm el-Sheikh which will present an opportunity for divers in training who have completed the PADI OW Referral to finish off their certification with the 4 PADI OW Qualifying Dives prior to embarking on the liveaboard and experience shore and day-boat diving from the dive centre in Naama Bay.

BANK HOLIDAY IN PORTHKERRIS | AUGUST 27 – 30, 2021

 

There’s going to be an Amphibian Porthkerris adventure August bank holiday weekend 2021. Heading down on Friday 27th August, dive Sat & Sunday and head back on the Monday.

 

We will be staying in cabins on the beachfront. The dives are yet to be determined but it’s basically up to us. One of the dives will be the Helford River because it’s awesome.

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