If you are ready to learn to scuba dive, but you’re not sure where to start. Here are the top-rated places to learn to scuba dive in 2022.
Has a wide range of diving available, including wall diving, wreck diving, cavern diving and reefs! The aquatic life might be big, but if you think small there is abundance of amazing creatures to keep any diver interested.
If wrecks are your thing, then the “Peloponnese” Wreck off Mykonos is one of the most iconic dives in Greece? On Naxos, see the seaplane wreck, the Arado 196 and here on Rhodes, when diving in Greece with The Waterhoppers, we have the Giannoula K a 110m cargo ship. More Info here
In addition, for those with the necessary training and experience, take some time to do a cave dive while on Crete. The El Greco Cave offers an expansive channel to swim through, as well as a contained air pocket where you can surface.
For those who don’t hold the extra training you can do easy cavern diving both in kalithea Bay and off the coast of Lindos, in the south or Rhodes, Greece.
If you are not able to dive in Greece and learn to dive with The Waterhoppers then Mexico is highly rated as a destination to learn to scuba dive. If your dreaming of diving with colourful fish and beach partied, head to the Caribbean side of Mexico. If you’re looking for something bigger, such as a manta ray, or friendly seals, then head towards the Pacific side.
Don’t forget we are lucky to have a family of Monk Seals here in Kalithea bay.
5. The Canary Islands
Where you can get sunny days all year around and water temperatures around 17-18°C/63-64°F year-round, where you the opportunity to see of rays (common, round, marbled electric, eagle and butterfly ray) and occasional visits from bull rays, manta rays and skate.
But if you like your water to be warmer, up to 29°C -31°C head over to do your diving in Greece, especially around Rhodes as it one of most southernly islands in Greece.
Egypt’s reefs are teeming with aquatic life, bright corals and clouds of fish dazzle in a carnival of colour. The water calm and clear and the Egyptian reefs offer ideal conditions for new divers.
Belize packs a hemisphere’s worth of adventure within its borders. Located between Mexico and Guatemala. With more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and 386 kilometers/240 miles of coastline, Belize is one good place to get dive certified.
2. The Maldives
When leaving the Maldives’ main airport, you’ll see more boats than taxis. That’s because the country is made up of more than 1,100 small coral islands. So if you’re looking to unplug from the wired world and immerse yourself in calm, clear, tropical waters! There are some downsides to the Maldives, you may spoil you forever as it is one of the best places in the world to scuba dive.
You may consider learning to dive a little closer to home, then go. Just so you are looking at the fish, rather than spending your dive time learning to dive!
Bonaire is located just north of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean. A protected marine resource for over 35 years and because of this, there more than 470 fish species in the water. When diving in Bonaire can choose between either boat or shore diving.
So, if you are thinking of learning to dive, why not join The Waterhoppes when diving in Greece. You can find more information here!
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Good friendly instructors, who are very informative. An amazing day out diving and snorkelling. Me and and my friends would recommend diving to beginners and more advanced divers.
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