Scuba Diving Destination

Thinking about your next scuba vacation? With scuba destinations on every continent (minus Antarctica), the world really is your oyster! Browse our top dive destinations below and click on the links to find the perfect dive shop for you.

Caribbean

Home to crystal waters, stunning beaches and a dense population of marine life, the Caribbean is a diver’s playground. The countless islands offer wreck dives, wall dives, and plentiful reefs to explore. Whether you’re looking for a quiet dive with turtles and tropical fish or a thrilling excursion with sharks and rays—it’s all here. But the Caribbean isn’t just for divers. The palm-lined beaches, authentic rum drinks and breathtaking views attract vacationers from all over the world.

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Central America

Submerge yourself in the warm waters of Central America, offering a taste of both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. If you’re looking for dive destinations with a bottomless view of fish and flora, make your way to Costa Rica’s Isla de Coca or Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan. You can even enjoy the coral reef ecosystem off the coast of Honduras.

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North America

Dive right into the warm Florida waters or explore the chilly floors of the Great Lakes. North America offers a diverse range of dive destinations, from shipwrecks and caverns to reefs and wall dives. And there’s no shortage of marine life either. Divers can expect to see sharks, dolphins, octopus, manatees, and much, much more on these stunning dives

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South America

From the biodiverse waters of Ecuador to the reefs and wrecks of Brazil, divers are sure to love the underwater adventures awaiting them in South America. A range of climates, dive types, and marine animals make this the perfect destination for divers looking for an adventure. While there’s plenty to explore, the Galapagos are a must-see for advanced divers, offering striking views and the chance to swim with hammerhead sharks.

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Australia

Explore the endless variety of sea creatures of the Great Barrier Reef or enjoy water sports like kayaking, spearfishing, and freediving. Australia’s rugged coastlines boast diverse cultures and ecosystems that offer a perfect scuba vacation. Enjoy world class diving experiences at one of the top scuba destinations in the world.

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Middle East

While the Middle East may not be the first location that pops into your head when considering dive destinations, this region offers a dazzling array of options. From wreck dives in Syria to PADI courses in the Red Sea, Middle Eastern dive shops provide any experience you desire. Take a dive tour at any level of experience, explore the world famous Zenobia wreck, and enjoy luxurious resorts.

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Oceania

Bask in the otherworldly beauty of the islands of Oceania — French Polynesia, Fiji, Bora Bora, and more. Swim with manta rays and dolphins, enjoy the rich diversity of Fakarava, or take a glass bottom boat excursion. The island cultures offer unique experiences like pearl farming.

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South Asia

The gorgeous Indian Ocean offers unique dive destinations for every level of experience. Interested in a night dive or need a good adrenaline rush? Prefer a calm, shallow dive? You’ll find dive centers in the Maldives and Sri Lanka that cater to your individual preferences.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia features an astonishing selection of dive centers in picturesque locations including Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just starting out, the pristine beaches of Southeast Asia will capture your heart and fulfill your deepest diving dreams.

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Southern Europe

With a history stretching back to the ancient world, the Mediterranean will become one of your favorite dive destinations. Retreat to a secluded Greek island or base yourself in Rome; you can customize your dive experience to your every preference. Enjoy the wealth of cultural heritage in between dives.

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Our detailed filters feature dozens of dive destinations, making planning a scuba vacation easier than ever — simply browse our 150 shops, add your experience level, and book your preferred dates! Every provider has been confirmed and verified, giving you peace of mind and saving you time. Click on the scuba destinations listed above to view local dive shops and find your next underwater adventure today.

TOP DIVE SHOPS IN THIS REGION

FUVAHMULAH
Maldives

Fuvahmulah Tiger Shark Dive

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Manta Ray Dive

    Manta Ray Dive

    These massive rays are mesmerizing to watch, often curious, and not scared of divers. These dives offer a high probability of manta ray sightings.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
As low as $90.00

ORANJESTAD
Aruba

S.E. Aruba Fly N Dive

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Drift Dive

    Drift Dive

    Experienced divers use natural currents to navigate through a dive site in this kind of scuba diving experience.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
  • Wall Dive

    Wall Dive

    These underwater cliff dives offer the chance to explore vertical walls that are teeming with sea life. Divers can change elevation and get different perspectives of these stunning ecosystems.
As low as $36.00

RIVIERA MAYA
Mexico

DivePoint Mexico

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Cave Dive

    Cave Dive

    Explore submerged caves and passageways in one of the most exciting types of adventure scuba diving available. Best for experienced divers.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Drift Dive

    Drift Dive

    Experienced divers use natural currents to navigate through a dive site in this kind of scuba diving experience.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
As low as $5.00

DRAKE BAY, OSA PENINSULA
Costa Rica

Costa Rica Adventure Divers

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
  • Shark Dive

    Shark Dive

    There is a high probability of seeing sharks — from nurse sharks to reef sharks — on this type of dive. It’s one of the most exciting scuba diving adventures that most of us will ever have!
As low as $90.00

BAHIA SOLANO
Colombia

Afloat Adventure

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Manta Ray Dive

    Manta Ray Dive

    These massive rays are mesmerizing to watch, often curious, and not scared of divers. These dives offer a high probability of manta ray sightings.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
As low as $250.00

AQABA
Jordan

Deep Blue Dive Center

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Drift Dive

    Drift Dive

    Experienced divers use natural currents to navigate through a dive site in this kind of scuba diving experience.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
As low as $15.00

FLORIDA
United States of America

Uncharted Dive Center

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Cave Dive

    Cave Dive

    Explore submerged caves and passageways in one of the most exciting types of adventure scuba diving available. Best for experienced divers.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Drift Dive

    Drift Dive

    Experienced divers use natural currents to navigate through a dive site in this kind of scuba diving experience.
  • Manta Ray Dive

    Manta Ray Dive

    These massive rays are mesmerizing to watch, often curious, and not scared of divers. These dives offer a high probability of manta ray sightings.
As low as $1.00

QUINTANA ROO
Mexico

Wet Set Adventures

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Cave Dive

    Cave Dive

    Explore submerged caves and passageways in one of the most exciting types of adventure scuba diving available. Best for experienced divers.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Manta Ray Dive

    Manta Ray Dive

    These massive rays are mesmerizing to watch, often curious, and not scared of divers. These dives offer a high probability of manta ray sightings.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
As low as $58.80

PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Mexico

Dive Chido

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Cave Dive

    Cave Dive

    Explore submerged caves and passageways in one of the most exciting types of adventure scuba diving available. Best for experienced divers.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
  • Shark Dive

    Shark Dive

    There is a high probability of seeing sharks — from nurse sharks to reef sharks — on this type of dive. It’s one of the most exciting scuba diving adventures that most of us will ever have!
As low as $70.00

OLUDENIZ
Turkey

Lykia World Diving Centre

  • Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

    These scuba adventures take divers out on a boat to reach their diving destination. It is recommended that divers are comfortable taking a giant stride or a back roll entrance into the water.
  • Deep Dive

    Deep Dive

    This type of dive will take a diver deeper than 18 meters (59 feet), and most will go to 30 meters (98 feet) or more beneath the surface. There is unique marine life at great depths that can only be seen on deep dives.
  • Night Dive

    Night Dive

    A night dive offers the chance to experience marine life that can only be seen in the dark. Rocks and colors appear more vivid and even familiar spots become mysterious.
  • Reef Dive

    Reef Dive

    Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered ecosystems that are bursting with life and color. Reef dives are among the most popular types of scuba diving.
  • Shore Dive

    Shore Dive

    These dives are accessed from the shore and simply involve wading into water. Dive boots are recommended to avoid injuries on the rocks.
As low as $59.00