The best diving holiday destinations, whatever your experience

There’s a world of choice for diving holidays, with each of our destinations offering its own unique dive experience. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced diver with a particular interest, there’ll be a diving holiday destination that’s just right for you. Here are our top picks.

Which diving holiday destinations
are best for you?

If you’re just starting out, you’ll want a diving holiday destinations that are not too far from the UK, affordable, offers interesting dives and above all, is safe. For the full diving experience, the Red Sea is hard to beat. It’s got everything a new diver could possibly want; luscious reefs, impressive World War II wrecks and, if you know where to look, sharks.

Diverse top picks for dive beginners:

If you’ve dived a few times and have your PADI open water certificate, you’re probably looking to try different types of dives. Diving holiday destinations where there’s reefs, wrecks and sharks means you can discover what sort of diving you like most. These destinations have the variety and would be perfect for you:

Diverse top picks for your second or third dive holidays:

If you want to spend more of your holiday diving, choose a liveaboard. You stay on the boat, so you have more time to dive. We’ve got a comprehensive selection in our dedicated liveaboards section. But here are a few of our favourite liveaboard destinations:

Dual-diving holiday destinations keeps everyone happy. On the days you aren’t diving, you’ll have plenty of options to see different places.

The Maldives has great dive variety. And, once you’re done diving, you can head over to Sri Lanka to explore its beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Diverse top picks for dual-destination dive breaks:

Having dived a few times, in a few different places, you know what you like. Some get a kick out of wrecks. Others like to see sharks. Some love to wonder at plankton. Maybe you like a mix. We’ve dived all over the world and can advise you on where you’ll find what you’re after.


Wreck dives

Reef dives

Combination dives

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