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The World's Best Scuba Packages

If you're planning a scuba diving vacation based on land where you can return to the comfort of your room every day, then look no further. Trust the No. 1 authority on dive travel to recommend the best dive resort and day trip packages for you.

There's something to suit everyone's taste and pocket. And you can be sure that whatever option you go for:

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Use our map of the world here if you need to locate any of these dive destinations. We offer daily scuba excursions, both with and without accommodation. You can choose from top-of-the-range dive resorts to more simple lodgings. Or just book your day trips with us if you plan to arrange your own accommodation.

Our resort options also cover the full range of experiences, from PADI dive courses and easy conditions for the less experienced, to shark infested seas, rip-roaring currents, and technical wrecks for hardcore divers.

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If you don't have time for a short liveaboard cruise to explore the superior riches of the Coral Sea and the more remote sections of the Great Barrier Reef, yet still want a quick sample of this world famous dive location, why not take a day or overnight trip out of Cairns to discover its Outer Barrier Reef. See the turtles, reef sharks, dolphins, groupers, wrasse, and many other marine creatures that have made this area legendary....


The 2 locations we have for scuba vacation packages in Belize are very different. Turneffe Reef consists of only a few small island resorts amongst the mangroves in a nature-lover's paradise so no late night parties here to distract you from some great drift diving, plenty of pelagic encounters, and exceptionally rich waters right on your doorstep. Ambergris Caye is quite lively with plenty of activities for the non-diver and some high quality dive sites with a great variety of species just a short boat ride away ...

Costa Rica

The Pacific coast of Costa Rica has some of the most exciting day trip diving around. Tamarindo is the launch point for trips to the Bat Islands, famed for its bull shark encounters. Uvita is where you want to be to visit Caño Island to see whales, mantas, dolphins. Potrero is your port of call for handy day trips to Las Catalinas to find reef sharks and giant Pacific manta rays ...


The Red Sea is without doubt the most popular resort diving destination in the world, at least for Europeans. Very affordable and high quality dives in relative close proximity to Europe, and warm to hot weather all year round, have lead to Egypt's incredible popularity. Now you can take a diving package in the Sinai Peninsula to visit the famous sites of Sharm El Sheikh such as the Thistlegorm, Ras Mohammed and the Straits of Tiran, dive in Hurghada on day tours to its own famous Abu Nuhas wrecks and Dolphin Reef, or visit the more remote and adventurous dive Mecca of Marsa Alam in search of search sharks, dugongs and dolphins...


The Fiji islands offer fantastic but very different scuba experiences so be sure you know the difference between a 5 Star resort in Taveuni and the simple, eco-friendly hideaways of Kadavu. The diving also differs greatly: Shark feeding in Viti Levu is very different from the currents and blooming soft corals of Taveuni or the rugged reefs of Kadavu. So choose your vacation well and enjoy the best dives in the South Pacific! ...


Considered by many experienced divers to be the best scuba destination in the world, Indonesia is at the heart of the planet's marine bio-diversity. And what better way to explore it than from the comfort of one of its best resorts? Choose between Bali's north or east coast, the remote and incredible Raja Ampat, or a top dive resort in Sulawesi where the people of Manado and the Lembeh Strait are privileged to have this amazing array of sea-life right on their doorsteps ...


Striding confidently up the "Best Dive Destinations" list is Malaysia whose reputation for great value scuba diving packages continues to grow. Borneo is where it is really happening and some of the world's best diving is to be found in the waters around Sipadan and Layang Layang, where there is something for everyone, from incredible macro-life to schools of hammerhead sharks and legions of manta rays. The range of resorts available, from luxury chalets on top of the water to budget backpack-style accommodation, is also sure to please...

The Maldives

The Maldives has some of the best and most accessible dive sites in the world for encounters with large marine creatures such as manta rays and whale sharks, which are commonly seen. But this Indian Ocean chain of atolls has so much more, with plentiful sharks and huge schools of fish, all set amongst an idyllic tropical paradise. Check out the economical scuba and accommodation packages that we offer ...


Dive resorts in Anilao | Dumaguete | Puerto Galera

The Philippines is a tropical island paradise in the Coral Triangle; its marine life is as diverse and colourful as can be. There are dive resorts located all across the country and across all price categories, especially in the Visayas and Mimaropa regions. Anilao is the birth place of scuba diving in the Philippines, one the world's best muck dive destinations and the "The Nudibranch Capital of the World", Dumaguete boasts a fantastic blend of marvellous macro, rainbow reefs and prowling pelagics, with Dauin known as the frogfish capital of the Philippines, and Puerto Galera is a designated UNESCO 'Man and Biosphere Reserve' that has great diversity, from relaxed critter diving to wonderful drift dives....


A firm favourite with scuba divers over the past few decades, Thailand has refined the art of taking care of its tourists and now has some of the best day trip diving around. From the ever popular Phuket and Koh Tao to the peaceful and spectacularly beautiful Krabi coastline across Phang Nga Bay. The people of Thailand, its culture and interesting activities, and its spectacular underwater charms combine to make it one of the world's best destinations for divers, their partners and family vacations ...

Scuba Diving Vacation Specifics

Diving package prices:
Are based on 2 sharing and normally include dives, accommodation (if applicable), catering, non-alcoholic drinks, transfers, weights and weight-belts, tanks, diving guides, and all taxes. As each resort location differs, please see the individual packages for exact details of what's included in each. Your shortlist quote will include no 'hidden extras'.

We recommend that all our customers take out insurance to cover diving (unless you qualify for our first-time customer scuba insurance) and travel activities, including trip cancellation. See our insurance programme for a competitive quote:

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Dive The World rating system:
The customer rating displayed for each diving resort and day trip is an indication of our customers' satisfaction. 5 star is excellent, 4 star is very good, 3 star is good, 2 star is average, and 1 star is below average. We ask each and everyone one of our customers to rate their vacations, and the rating earned by each resort and day tour is an average of the ratings received over the last season. That way, we ensure that our ratings and recommendations are truly impartial and reflect up to date performance based on the most important indicator - your satisfaction!

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