Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, scuba diving is a great holiday activity. There are so many stunning destinations in Europe that hold equally as amazing underwater sea life. Grab your equipment and underwater cameras because we have the best scuba diving destinations in Europe that you have to explore.
The Maltese Islands
Many around the world consider Malta and the Maltese Islands the best places to go scuba diving. There are many high-quality diving schools available which will take even the beginners to some truly beautiful diving spots. There are ship wrecks, Azure Window and Marfa Point to explore in the underwater world! A trip to Malta is definitely on the cards if you love to spend time in the water.
For the more experienced divers, Sardinia is a wonderful area to explore. The waters are a graveyard of sunken war ships that date back to WWII that make a paradise for scuba divers. There are many scuba diving schools available so even if you’re a beginner you can get a taste of what lies under the waters.
The Canary Islands
Despite there not being many structures or shipwrecks to explore, the Canary Islands are home to some magnificent marine life. There are some excellent rock formations undersea and on your European diving holiday you can expect to see many rays, eels, dolphins and even some turtles. Grab your underwater camera because you won’t want to miss out on the many photo opportunities here.
If you head to Larnaca, you can’t say no the opportunity of exploring the famous Zenobia shipwreck. The ferry sank in 1980 and now is one of the most popular and best scuba diving locations for beginners and the pros. Depths range from 16m to 42m and if you’re feeling particularly daring, you can explore inside the ship wreck and visit the engine room and much more. It’s a spooky yet exciting adventure.
One of the best places to go scuba diving in Greece is Mykonos thanks to the many incredible wrecks, fascinating caves and reefs that offer a more challenging experience for the professionals. There are many different difficulty level diving experiences so it’s a great destination for the beginners and the more experienced.
Madeira is one of the best destinations for the beginner divers as there are plenty of schools that you can book to start learning with. Madeira offers a beautiful underwater natural experience with many reefs being very close to the shore or just a short boat ride away. This destination is also one of few to offer a night diving experience which is definitely one to add to the bucket-list.
Europe definitely has a few hidden treasures both on the ground and underwater, and all of these destinations offer an unforgettable diving experience. No matter whether you want to get into the water sport or are a professional, these destinations will definitely exceed expectations.