Exploring the Deep: Our Top 6 Recommendations for Scuba Diving

Exploring the Deep: Our Top 6 Recommendations for Scuba Diving

Take the plunge this summer and discover the beauty of the deep. Whether it's scuba diving in the Mediterranean sea where you can enjoy our full in-resort service or testing the waters on your Air and Space adventure in Costa Rica, we have you covered. Here are our top recommendations for scuba diving this summer.


The beautiful island of Crete offers an abundance of activities for couples, adults and large groups. Scuba Diving is perfect for adventure seekers and for people looking for something new and Crete is the perfect place to learn with our exclusive Learn Together Programme. You’ll have the choice of either a holiday diver course, a scuba diver course or our open water diver course with the opportunity to see breathtaking marine life. From angelfish to the varieties of dolphins you will be taken on a real marine adventure and if you’re lucky you might even be able to spot an endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal.

What makes Crete unique:

  • Over 200 sperm whales are monitored in the Hellenic Trench between Crete and the Ionian Sea

  • Home to an array of dolphins including the bottlenose and the striped dolphin

  • Hosts a variety of corals, sea horses, lobsters, rays and starfish

The best spot to scuba dive:

  • Chania: Where you can expect to see black coral reefs, stone arches and marine life you won’t find anywhere else.



Famous for its Great Barrier Reef, Australia holds a wealth of extraordinary marine life and is renowned for being one of the best places in the world to scuba dive. With over 1,250 miles of underwater wonders to explore it is one of the most diverse eco-systems in the world and with our dedicated concierge service, we’ll ensure you experience the best of it.

What makes Australia unique:

  • 1,500 different species of fish

  • Six of the world’s seven marine turtles inhabit the waters

  • 30 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises

The best spot to scuba dive:

  • The Great Barrier Reef: You can explore over 400 types of corals and 6,600 species of sea life.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a breathtaking lost paradise located in Central America. With its exotic coastal location, there’s plenty of ways to explore this beautiful country, including scuba diving. With over 780 miles of shoreline, the waters of Costa Rica are teeming with life including white tip reef sharks, green, leatherback and Olive Ridley turtles and the famous humpback whale. With our tailored itineraries, everything’s possible on your Costa Rican adventure.

What makes Costa Rica unique:

  • Tailored itineraries based around adventure, luxury and relaxing

  • 25 species of the world’s 76 dolphins and whales inhabit Costa Rica’s waters

  • Option to see the active Arenal volcano while on your trip

The best spot to scuba dive:

  • Cahuita National Park: Home to one of the largest living coral reefs with over 35 species of coral to explore, there’s plenty to see.



Iceland is home to beautiful landscapes, glaciers and mountains and also holds some of the best cold water diving on the planet. With some of the clearest waters in the world, it will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Iceland is the only place where you can dive in a geothermal hot spring and if the activity is strong enough you’ll be able to feel the pressure from the air bubbles vibrating through the ocean.

What makes Iceland unique:

  • World’s only hydrothermal vent

  • The only place you can dive between two tectonic plates

  • Year round diving

The best spot to scuba dive:

  • Silfra: The only place where you can dive directly between two tectonic plates; the North American and Eurasian plates.



This untouched jewel is the perfect spot for your next marine adventure. With scuba diving being a relatively new activity, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty in peace. The dramatic coastline and warm waters make it the perfect place to enjoy some fantastic diving. You’ll have the chance to explore the mesmerizing marine life and beautiful corals and you might even be able to spot the elusive whale shark!

What makes Oman unique:

  • Sperm whales, humpbacks, blue whales and the occasional orca pod

  • Rich in history

  • Oman has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The best spot to scuba dive:

  • Muscat: Offering a large diversity of marine life and the option to visit one of the best wreck dives in Oman - Al Munnassir.



Canada is a natural beauty and is home to a variety of wildlife including a breathtaking array of marine life. One of the best places to visit is Vancouver Island, offering nearly 300 miles of clear water and a fantastic climate. Some of the best spots to dive include Nanoose Bay which is perfect for divers of all skill levels and you can expect to see marine life ranging from sea lions to the legendary Pacific octopus.

What makes Canada unique:

  • The elusive giant octopus

  • Option to visit Banff Upper Hot Springs

  • Infamous waterfall, Niagara Falls is located in Canada

The best spot to scuba dive:

  • Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island: Offering a richness in both coral reefs and marine life from sea otters to sixgill sharks.


To find out more and book your Scuba Diving adventure, call 020 8246 5300 or enquire online.