There are a lot of sea creatures in Dave the Diver, and some of them are bosses. The Giant Squid boss is part of the main storyline, and you will encounter it fairly early on. This is a massive creature that can smack you away if you get too close or are not careful. In this Dave the Diver guide, we go over how you can defeat the Giant Squid boss.


Giant Squid Locations: Sea Monster’s Lair

The Giant Squid is found inside the Sea Monster’s Lair in Dave the Diver. To get here, you need to progress the game to the point where Duff asks you to retrieve a package (Pink Delivery Box) from the depths of the sea. The package can be found near a wrecked boat. He will then provide you with a cutter that will give you access to the boat and take you to a new area. This is where you will find the Giant Squid.

Giant Squid Attack Pattern

Since Dave is tiny compared to the Giant Squid, he can be smacked around. Knowing the attack pattern of the boss is going to be the key to serving the encounter and progressing the game. The following are all the attacks that the boss can use.

Black Pushback Breath Attack

The Giant Squid has a pushback breath attack that pushes you far away. You will be pushed back towards the start of the cave and will need to swim back towards the boss. This attack does not do any damage, but you will need to swim back. Having an underwater scooter or dash will help.

Protruding Tentacles Attack

Once you have been pushed back by the squid’s black breath attack, you will need to pass through six points from where tentacles can protrude, and you can get damaged. You can be quick about it and pass through these points or wait for the tentacles to appear and go back before passing through.

Melee Tentacle Smack

The Giant Squid can melee attack you with one of its tentacles. You will see this coming since before the boss hits you, it will cover its eye with its tentacle. You should avoid getting hit by this attack.

How To Beat The Giant Squid In Dave The Diver

To defeat the Giant Squid in Dave the Diver, you need to hit its eye 4-5 times. The boss covers its eye when you are too close, so your harpoon is not going to work. You will need a ranged gun. The sniper rifle is the best option since it has a laser sight, deals a lot of damage, and is highly accurate. If you do not have a sniper, then you can use a regular rifle or any other ranged gun. You will also need to upgrade Dave’s suit to be able to swim in the depths without taking additional damage over time.

Essentially, what you need to do is head over to the Giant Squid without getting hit by the tentacles and then shoot at its eye. Once you are pushed back, you need to rinse and repeat the process 4-5 times. The boss area does have ammo and an oxygen refill, so you do not have to worry about running out.

This is how you can defeat the Giant Squid boss in Dave The Diver. If you want to learn more, then you can check out our guide on how you can defeat Klaus.