Beginners Diving

To quote the UK's national treasure, Sir David Attenborough: ‘The single most revelatory three minutes for me was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It’s just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.’ Beginners diving opens you up to an entirely new realm; one where you can breathe underwater while floating weightless above vibrant alien worlds. To put it simply, no one forgets their first few dives.

Whether you want to learn to dive or are recently certified, you will need to master the tricks of the trade - like buoyancy control - before diving into the deep end. However, in the vast expanse of ocean, the possibilities for beginners diving holidays are endless, begging a lot of head-scratching on where to go. This is where we come in. Our diving experts have explored the breadth of the world's oceans to produce a definitive list of the top destinations for beginners diving.

Want to explore technicolour reefs and flurries of fish? We know the best shallow house reefs in the Coral Triangle - the world's most biodiverse marine region - and in the soft coral capital of the world, Fiji. Or for Robinson Crusoe islands, warm water and marvellous marine life, look no further than the Caribbean. It's no coincidence that the Maldives' most luxurious resorts also have the world's finest house reefs, providing all the right ingredients for unforgettable beginners diving holidays. Closer to home (for Brits, anyway), the Red Sea has excellent shore diving, while in the Mediterranean, Malta and its neighbouring island of Gozo boast some of the clearest water we've come across (excluding the jaw-dropping cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico). If you are keen to learn more about any of our beginners diving holidays, our team of diving experts are just a phone call away.

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Emily C and Eleanor are our 'Beginners Diving' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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