FOOD! We might be accused sometimes of taking for granted the HUGE variety of fine food on our doorsteps in Europe. Where else, however, can you find the home of such iconic dishes and ingredients within such a short distance. We're thinking Pain au Chocolat, Calamari, Greek Salad, Tortilla, Paella, Moules Frites, Schnitzel, Tiramisu, Pizza, Gravadlax, Tarte Tatin, Dolmades, Parmesan...we could go on.
Alex, Original Diver
Europe contains more countries than Asia, a continent five times its size. This is both a testament to Europe's extraordinary cultural diversity…and to the inhabitants' unerring ability to have a punch up and then redraw the boundaries every few years. Not all of these countries offer decent diving of course but if you look carefully...
Why we think you’ll love it
- Mantas, blue sharks, whale sharks and more in the incredible Azores
- Laid back charm and wonderful diving in Gozo
- Chic hotels and crystal clear waters in Sardinia
From the gallery
Our Guide to Europe Diving Holidays
We in the UK are extremely lucky to be perched on the edge of a continent with such extraordinarily rich heritage in what is a relatively small area. That the region in question also incorporates towering mountain ranges, beautiful beaches and pretty much everything in between makes it all the more fortunate. Culture vultures and adrenaline junkies alike will find plenty to keep them interested, and there's not an overnight flight in sight.
Scuba diving in Europe can be a bit of a mixed bag but if you choose your spots right it can be incredibly varied and exciting. We are constantly on the hunt for new European diving destinations. We're still not sure that you can dive in style in the UK (we're sure some would argue you can) but in places like Gozo, Sardinia and the Azores you can do some excellent scuba diving, and all in easy reach of the UK making even weekend diving trips in Europe a possibility.