Scuba Diving Vacations

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Scuba Diving

The little mermaid wanted nothing more than to become human, but for us lifelong landlubbers, the idea of breathing underwater is equally alluring—and challenging. This guide shows you where to get certification, find a place to dive, get the best deals on equipment and connect with the scuba diving community.

Scuba Diving Certification

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Where to Scuba Dive

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Scuba Diving Vacations

Some people discover diving by chance while vacationing in scuba-friendly locations, but others deliberately seek out vacations that cram in as many dives as possible. This section links to travel agencies devoted to creating the best dive vacations imaginable.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Some of the companies below book dive vacation packages all over the world. Other sites focus on dive opportunities in a particular location. Although there may appear to be some overlap, each company listed below has different specialties.
  • As you’ll learn from the sites below, package deals usually include a hotel stay, meals and a certain number of dives per day. Details vary, so make sure you’re aware of what’s excluded and what extra charges you may incur, such as fees for equipment rental.

Dulcinea's Picks

Reef & Rainforest creates and customizes scuba diving and adventure travel vacations. Check out the scuba diving page to get overviews of destinations, live-aboards and dive resorts. Choose the desired elements of your trip and let the company put it together for you.

Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas plans dive trips to 36 countries worldwide. Find special deals, review profiles of locations, hotels and live-aboards, or request a quote for a particular trip.

Pure Adventure is a small company that helps you book and schedule trips that focus on diving and kayaking. Hire them to lead a group trip or sign up for a trip they’re planning. You can also get scuba certification through the organization.
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