Top 5 Luxury Scuba Diving Resorts

14 Jun 2013 by Olga Brighton

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Almost anyone can do scuba diving, even kids. However, proper training is essential to ensure your safety, and your enjoyment. If you are considering taking up scuba diving as a recreational activity, you need to know where the most luxurious places are to try it. Below is a list of top 5 luxury scuba diving resorts. Enjoy and make sure you let them know you found them in a 'top 5 luxury scuba diving resorts' list!

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#1. Thailand

Thailand has become a very popular tourist destination nowadays. However, it is not a surprise because this country has many spectacular places to visit, including dive places, of course. Here are the best underwater playgrounds, where you will find rare marine creatures and corals in every colour. One of the most luxurious places to stay in Thailand is Trisara Hotel & Villas (Phuket Thailand Private Pool Villas). This luxurious award-winning complex provides a number of beautiful villas, spa service, private pools and amazing ocean views from all rooms. Besides, here you can try delicious seafood and a number of sport and leisure activities such as mountain biking, cable water skiing, scuba diving and many others. In a word, luxurious Trisara Hotel & Villas provides a great atmosphere for memorable holidays.

#2. The Caribbean

The Caribbean has a huge coral reef system that makes this place one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. All scuba divers enjoy friendly stingrays and colourful sponges, stalactites and other reef fishes. World's Best Travel and Leisure resort the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands, Caribbean) occupies a large territory providing golf, spa and wellness, scuba diving, romantic and business facilities, so that it can fit any of your travel aims. Staying at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman resort will guarantee you wish to come here again.

the caribbean diving

#3. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

It is unlikely to find someone who doesn’t know about the world’s longest reef, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Stretching 1,430 miles along the north-eastern coast of Australia, it is so huge that you can easily see it from the space. The Great Barrier Reef is famous for its tropical sea life and unbelievable corals. Along with the beautiful, exotic nature there is also a marvellous luxury resort called Hayman Great Barrier Reef that is located on Hayman Island. Underwater meditation and beachfront massage will be a favourite for relaxation of your body and soul. This place is an excellent fit for family vacation, business meetings, and underwater sport.

#4. The Red Sea, Egypt

In a similar fashion, the Red Sea also doesn’t need any extra explanation. We should just add that the Red Sea consists of hundreds of miles of corals and delightful sea creatures. Besides, it is globally recognised as one of the best dive destinations. Along with diverse scuba diving experiences the Red Sea offers prominent luxury resorts. One of them is La Residence des Cascades in Hurghada. It is a resort that has its own special style and spectacular panoramic views from all 4 sides. La Residence des Cascades is a glorious spa, thalasso-therapy and sports resort that let you try different activities during your vacation.

the red sea diving

#5. The Blue Hole, Belize

Belize is on the list of the most famous dive places in the world because of the well-known Blue Hole. Belize’s barrier reef is the 2nd largest in the world. There are many and various wonderful sea creatures in its underwater world. No matters whether you are a beginner or an experienced scuba diver, you will fall in love with this awesome scuba diving destination. Here is a one of the luxurious resorts Victoria House (Ambergris Caye, Belize), surrounded by nice tropical gardens. Here you may choose accommodation of your own taste as the resort offers accommodation of different sizes and styles. There is a huge swimming pool in the centre of the resort complex. In Fantasea Dive Shop you will also find everything you need for scuba diving. All in all, Victoria House resort was chosen to be the best place to have a wedding and spend a honeymoon.

Globelink Gulliver warns you to always take Adventure Activities Travel Insurance to stay safe while scuba diving.

Appendix C - Scuba Diving Endorsement

This insurance is extended to cover the insured person whilst engaging in underwater activities requiring the use of artificial breathing apparatus (scuba) subject to the insured person being approved as medically fit to dive by the person or company who/which has organised the diving, and subject otherwise to all terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of this insurance.

What is not covered:

This insurance does not cover claims directly or indirectly arising from, happening through or as a result of:1. Diving by persons not holding a recognised certificate for the type of diving being undertaken, or not under professional instruction.2. Diving without proper equipment and/or contrary to codes of good practice according to bona fide organisations such as PADI or BSAC.3. Diving to depths greater than 9 metres (or 40 metres if additional premium paid).4. Solo diving or night diving or specifically organised cave diving or diving for hire or reward.5. Flying within 24 hours of last dive or diving whilst suffering from a cold, influenza, infection or obstruction of the sinuses or ears. 6. Diving by persons aged under 12 years of age or over 65.

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