Top Scuba Diving Destinations, Both Near and Far

Scuba diving is one of the most fascinating experiences you can have. There’s no wonder so many people jet off to destinations across the globe to do it! Whether you’d like to fly out to tropical climes for a longer break or explore the magic of sea life a little closer to home, we’ll have a package to suit you. Read on to discover some of our favourite destinations for scuba diving getaways.


Egypt is one of the top diving spots in the world. The Red Sea is home to breath-taking marine life, and there are plenty of ways to explore it. Some of our top recommendations include visiting the picturesque resort of Hurghada or jetting off to one of the most famous locations for diving, Sharm El Sheikh. With it being a mid-haul destination, you could visit for a short break or really soak in the experience and enjoy a few weeks of Egyptian sun.


It’s no surprise that the stunning shores of the Caribbean offer some spectacular scuba diving destinations. A firm favourite is Aruba, where you’ll not only come across vibrant wildlife, but be able to explore the 400-foot Antilla wreck (the largest wreck in the Caribbean!). With golden shores, clear blue waters and extraordinary sea life, this destination is perfect for scuba-loving holidayers with a taste for adventure.


Mexico has so much to offer for divers. Not only does it have colourful reefs and playful sea life, but it’s one of the best places in the world to sight a great white shark (in a cage, of course!). There’s something spectacular for divers with all levels of experience, and whatever time of year you visit Mexico, you’ll be able to go on some fascinating excursions under the sea.

Indian Ocean

When it comes to scuba diving in the vast Indian Ocean, there are some truly magnificent destinations. Two of our favourites are the Maldives and Thailand. The sparkling lagoons of the Maldives are simply beautiful, and are home to creatures such as manta rays and whale sharks. Thailand has dazzling and diverse coral to explore, as well as some amazing wreck dives. The adventure is endless!


With a flight time of approximately three hours from the UK, Malta is one of the best diving destinations that’s a little closer to home. That doesn’t mean it’s any less wondrous, though. Malta’s Mediterranean coast offers bright, colourful sea life, brilliantly blue waters and intricate dives through caves and crevices. There’s something for everyone, and plenty to see for those new to scuba.

Cape Verde

There is a plethora of marine life off the beautiful coast of Cape Verde, from crabs and rays to turtles and sharks. Cape Verde is also known for its eye-opening underwater topography. Whilst diving among riveting sea life, you’ll discover fascinating rock formations and vibrant volcanic walls. It’s a little newer to the world of diving than some other destinations, but it’s fast becoming a visitor favourite!

Ready to plan your next scuba diving adventure? Grab your goggles and flippers and browse our latest deals. The waters await you!