With one of the longest travel seasons and within easy reach of Europe, a Caribbean diving holiday remains a favourite. Home to a variety of world class hotels, the diving in the Caribbean can be hit and miss, but choose your island wisely (that’s where we come in) and you are in for a treat both above and below the waves.
Will, Original Diver
The islands and hotels of the Indian Ocean might be vying for the affections of those in need of luxurious winter sun, but the competition means the Caribbean has had to pull its socks up, and this remains a very special destination.
Why we think you’ll love it
- While the general quality of the diving in the Caribbean may not rival some other regions, pick your spot right (that's where we come in) and you can still find stunning diving coupled with stunning accommodation.
- With one of the longest travel seasons and within easy reach of Europe and the US, a Caribbean diving holiday remains a favourite.
- Sharks in the Bahamas, wrecks in the BVIs, reefs in the Cayman Islands...the list of reasons to love diving in the Caribbean goes on.
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Our Guide to Caribbean Diving Holidays
The Caribbean is also surprisingly diverse, with British, Spanish, French, American and African influences making for a fascinating and mixed goodie bag - for example, Cuba and Jamaica, two of the largest countries in the Caribbean, feel continents apart from each other.
Add a seductive combination of turquoise waters and dramatic (often volcanic) landscapes to the rich cultural heritage and a selection of activities from diving to sailing and its no wonder the Caribbean continues to capture the imagination.
The strange thing about a Caribbean diving holiday is that great diving and great hotels seem to be almost mutually exclusive. On the one hand, head south to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) or north to the Cayman Islands and you'll find some exceptional diving but the accommodation can be disappointing. On the other hand, travel to better known places such as Antigua, Jamaica and Barbados and you'll stay at fantastic resorts but the diving isn't up to scratch. Here at Original Diving, we have spent a lot of time hunting down the places where you can have both great Caribbean diving and great accommodation.