Scuba diving holidays are perfect if you enjoy discovering mesmerising underwater landscapes or want to discover what lurks beneath the waves. On the other hand you may just wish to enhance your photography skills by taking photos of fascinating sea creatures and atmospheric ship wrecks.
Choose to stay aboard a premium yacht with all meals, dives and equipment included. Or opt for a relaxing all-inclusive scuba diving resort, accompanied with fine dining and the freedom to jump on a dive boat to a picturesque dive site of your choosing.
Whatever your reason to indulge in a scuba diving holiday – if you’re a beginner or aspiring master diver – plunge into some of the best diving holidays and beautiful locations our experts recommend below.
Padi diving holidays
The PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is recognised as the world’s top scuba diver training organizations. It runs over 6,500 PADI Dive Centres and Resorts across the globe.
Padi diving holidays or ‘learn to scuba dive holidays’, enable you to receive scuba diving certifications from completing different courses led by Dive Masters and Padi Instructors.
To enhance your understanding of scuba diving and to learn a little about how to scuba dive before getting your feet wet, do the Padi online eLearning course. You could also dip into the Padi Dive Master Manual.
While accompanying theory with diving practice you have the opportunity to learn about:
- Dive physics
- Dive physiology
- Diving skills
- Diving equipment and environment
- Open water diving
- Rescue diving
- Adaptive techniques
- Rebreather diving – to dive as deep as 40 metres
- Adventure diving, including underwater photography
While on-board the yacht, start with the PADI Open Water Diver course, where you will learn basic scuba skills in confined and open water dives. To gain more experience to become a professional scuba diver complete three adventure dives to obtain the Adventure Diver Certification.
What is the cost to get a scuba diving qualification?
If you want to simply learn to scuba dive you are looking at a similar cost to what you would pay for three hours of golf lessons or a day of rock climbing lessons.
Why not achieve your Scuba diving certification in Bali…
The best scuba diving holidays in Bali, Indonesia
Experience the waters of Bali, where over 30 dive sites are located in the North East and North West of this unique volcanic island.
You could also visit The Komodo National Park. A natural location where you can find the Komodo island dive resort. Jump on board the komodo dive centre liveaboard for a trip to discover uncharted islands and spot manta rays, stunning soft corals, schooling fishes, rare sharks and dolphins.
Visit the Liberty wreck at Tulamben, to see a degraded boat – now the home of a dazzling array of marine life. It lies within 10-30 meters of the surface and can be found close to the Alam Anda or Siddhartha Resort.
Where else are the best scuba diving holidays?
The best diving holidays and all-inclusive scuba diving resorts you can experience are in:
- The Red Sea
- Parts of Europe, including the Mediterranean
- Caribbean diving resorts
- The Philippines
The best diving in Europe
If you are looking for diving holidays closer to home, scuba diving holidays in Europe are a great option. You can stay in a resort of your choice with on-site diving lessons or diving trips included. What makes Europe a unique diving destination, is that you can discover more enchanted sea wrecks around the Mediterranean Sea.
European scuba diving holidays can be found in:
- The Greek Isles
- The Canary Islands
Learn to dive holidays in Europe, led by Padi can be found in:
- Lake Attersee, Austria
Fiji scuba diving packages
Fiji is a suitable location for all divers. It has soft colourful coral and shallow current-free lagoons for beginners. For master divers there are open-water drifts. Fiji is a location that you can dive in all year round. However, watch out for the cyclone season which is from April to November every year.
The best dive resorts in Fiji are located in:
- Dive Castaway Island
- The Coral Coast
- Denarau Island
What equipment will you need for your scuba diving experience?
- A scuba suit or deep sea diving suit
- Scuba diving mask
- Scuba Fins
Learn to dive holidays and scuba holidays can be completed in one week. On the other hand, if you opt for two weeks you can enjoy all the benefits of an all-inclusive diving holiday. Try the full range of water sports and snorkeling – which is where our sports and activities travel insurance can help you make a splash.
Dive in with Adventures Travel Insurance
We cover over 400 activities either for single trips or – if you aspire to be a professional scuba diver in one year – annual multi-trip cover. Your equipment can be covered for £1,000 per person. When you think about what equipment you will require for scuba diving, don’t swim off without exploring each part of our policy for peace of mind protection.