We know you diving fanatics love the ocean, but ever thought of extending your trip to discover more? Look no further, here are our top five dive and travel combination holidays so that you can gain even more from the destination you visit both in, and out of the water! This list is by no means exhaustive - as part of award-winning Original Travel, we can help with all your non-diving needs too.
Sri Lanka | Add culture to a dive and travel holiday
The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka, at the southern tip of India, is a small country with a big culture. With no fewer than seven World Heritage Sites, including ancient cities, temples and nature reserves, break away from the sea and discover the beauty that lies on land. This works very well as a combination with diving in the Maldives.
Indonesia | Add adventure to a dive and travel holiday
The coast of Bali in Indonesia is home to excellent hotels offering a wide range of water sports, with the south coast particularly good for surfing and windsurfing. Combine a few days on the coast with a trip to the peaceful, scenic interior of Bali, and the hill town and picturesque terrace landscapes of Ubud. Ubud not only feeds your appetite for culture but also has a whole host of adventure activities to get your adrenaline going! Then there is Java, Sumatra, Flores...the list of what to explore on land goes on. And as for diving in Indonesia, it's hard to know where to start; Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Komodo, Bunaken...
Belize | Add the jungle to a dive and travel holiday
Aside from Mayan ruins, Belize's attractions include rich flora and fauna, and a large section of the country is dedicated to conservation. The thriving rainforests are still home to jaguar, puma and various species of monkey, as well as the beautiful, brilliantly plumed quetzal. So, why not take a trip deep into the jungle and see what you can find? Then head to southern Belize for the whale sharks or up to the Cayes to dive the world-famous Blue Hole.
Fiji | Add a city break to a dive and travel holiday.
We know Fiji has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and some of the best soft coral (those these two things are often not in the same place), but there's no denying it's a long way away if you are based in Europe. So why not add in a city break en route perhaps in LA, Hong Kong or even Seoul? All fascinating cities. Waiting for you the other side are the 'friendliest people in the world', so what are you waiting for?
What's been your best dive and travel combination holiday? We'd love to know. And get in touch with us for more information about our dive and travel combination holidays.