Years ago, scuba diving had much more of a macho reputation – something that Royal Marines learned to do by way of tests not dissimilar to that god-awful thing they make you do at school where you retrieve a brick from the bottom of a pool in your PJs. Then, along came PADI and suddenly scuba was accessible; scuba was for families and for enjoyment; and, vitally, scuba was all about discovering spellbindingly beautiful marine life. There are now more aquatically-gifted destinations than ever from which you can pick a scuba diving experience to suit you, be that close to home, in a distant paradise, or even on board a boat. If you’re a beginner it’s easy to pick up and is broken down into manageable bite-size chunks, so within five days you can be scuba diving freely among the weird and wonderful creatures that make up our spectacular underwater world. Equally, there’s a wealth of trips out there for more experienced diver who already have the basics under their belt.
Let our scuba diving holidays travel guide help you decide which trip is the right one for you.