1. Learn to Dive in Gozo
Fact: Gozo is the best place to learn
to dive in Europe. Budding divers can blow their first bubbles
straight from the shores of this tiny island, which boasts a
plethora of shallow, easy sites in excellent visibility and the
best diving in the Mediterranean.
2. Learn to Dive in the Red Sea, Egypt
The Red Sea is
fabled for its beautiful coral reefs and excellent marine life,
which in some areas start a few fin kicks from the shore, ergo
divers can learn their technical skills alongside eagle rays,
turtles and so much more.
3. Learn to Dive in the Maldives
turquoise lagoons are the perfect pools for divers mastering their
scuba skills which, paired with some of the best house reefs in the
world across the archipelago's private islands, will have you
hooked for life.
4. Learn to Dive in Grenada, Caribbean
Located outside of the hurricane belt, divers can learn the
tricks of the trade year-round in Grenada. The laidback Caribbean island is
surrounded by shallow, healthy reefs, an underwater sculpture park
and wrecks allowing divers to start their logbook in style.
5. Learn to Dive in Bonaire, the
Bonaire is the shore diving
capital of the world, making it the perfect playground for divers
on their open water course; and with a huge array of both big and
small marine critters, as well as some of the healthiest corals in
the Caribbean, is a great option for learner divers.
6. Learn to Dive in the Philippines
There are endless options for learning to dive across the entire
Philippines archipelago, from
starting your scuba journey in style in Dumaguete by ticking off
incredible muck and coral diving, to the incredible coral covered
walls and topside adventures in Bohol - there is something for
7. Learn to Dive in the Bahamas,
Another one from the Caribbean, the Bahamas is truly exceptional for divers
who want to start their logbooks a la James Bond
(literally, the wreck featured in Thunderball rests off
Nassau), not to forget incredible shark encounters and the
beautiful coral reefs off Andros.
8. Learn to Dive in Lombok, Indonesia
Learning to dive in Lombok gives budding divers
an excellent introduction into the incredible diving across the
country, with beautiful coral reefs, turtles, manta rays and
shallow underwater sculptures to explore in bath-warm
9. Learn to Dive in Belize
main claim to diving fame lies in the Great Blue Hole, closer to
shore there are excellent diving opportunities for open water
divers along the barrier reef, which is the second largest in the
world. Above water, Belize has a smorgasbord of ancient ruins,
jungle and quintessentially Caribbean beaches so divers can have
their cake and eat it too.
10. Learn to Dive in Fiji
Taking the plunge in Fiji is always a good idea.
Giant stride into another world characterised by psychedelic soft
coral cities, topped with equally kaleidoscopic tropical fish
residents - and all in HD visibility. Above water, be seduced by
castaway islands, screensaver sunsets and some of the friendliest
people on Earth.