Destinations to dive for
Head to stunning destinations like Mexico, Thailand and the Caribbean to see things you would never see in British waters. Or if you prefer to stay a little closer to home, Cyprus and Malta also offer great underwater life.
The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is home to great resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Playacar and Riviera Maya – and also the world’s second largest barrier reef, The Great Maya Reef. Make your base in one of these fantastic resorts for wonderful days diving and fun on land too. Cancun is brilliant for wild nights in world-renowned clubs, Riviera Maya is full of ancient history, and Playa del Carmen is lined with beautiful beaches and exclusive boutique shopping.
Aruba is famous for the spectacular shipwrecks and intriguing coral formations that dominate the islands underwater realm. The highlight is the 400 foot Antilla wreck, which is the largest wreck in the Caribbean. On dry land you’ll find beaches that are praised as some of the best in the world, pretty pastel villages influenced by its Dutch heritage, and the sunniest skies of the Caribbean.
Malta is perfect for first timers and beginner divers. The clear and calm waters of the Mediterranean combined with the safe nature of sea life in Europe make it a haven for lessons and diving centres. Hotels like the Mellieha Bay Hotel offer a PADI 5* scuba diving centre with professional instruction for beginners through to experts.