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Holidays For Beginners
FijiTreasure Island, Fiji is a dream come true for any traveler in search of idyllic beaches, friendly […]
Lady ElliotAt Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, you can step off the beach and dive in an underwater […]
CairnsOcean Quest is one of the leading Cairns liveaboards, With daily departures offers trips from a single night […]
BaliFamous for sightings of Mola Molas, mantas sharks Tuna and barracuda stalk the reef. Vibrancy comes from […]
Scuba Diving Holidays For Beginners
Scuba diving holidays are a great way for beginners to immerse themselves in the sport of scuba diving while having a relaxing break at the same time.
One of the great ways to start your adventure into dive travel is a weekend trip to Jervis Bay. Jervis Bay is only two hours down the coast from Sydney and offers excellent diving, along with a chance to dive with seals and sharks as well as see whales.
The following are some great destinations for your dive holiday, with lots to see underwater and at the same time, the diving is at a level which open water divers can safely enjoy the diving while building on the skills they learn during their open water certification course.
From Sydney, there are three great destinations which are perfect destinations for beginner divers to go for a scuba diving holiday. These destinations are the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji and Bali.
Great Barrier Reef Dive Holidays
With its incredible marine life and fascinating ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to disappear beneath the water’s surface and emerge in a whole new world. Covering more than 2,300 kilometres of coastline around Queensland, there is a lot to see and do for divers of all levels, with most location ideal for new divers.
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, an amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. This is a perfect place for beginners to dive and even take their non-diving partners MORE DETAILS
Superb diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef with this incredibly popular boat, operating 365 days a year with trips from one night long to seven-night dive trips. Comfortable cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms and toilet, with spacious dining area and sun decks providing plenty of relaxation space in-between and after dives MORE DETAILS
The luxurious spoilsport was custom built to explore Australia's coral sea and offers incredible dive adventures to the great barrier reef. Spoilsport is Australia's most awarded liveaboard dive boat. MORE DETAILS
Fiji Dive Holidays
In Fiji, all of the dive resorts will cater to beginners in some way but if the divers are wanting to do some of the more famous dives (the Great White Wall, Shark Feeding in Beqa ) then it is recommended to be a PADI Advanced diver.
PARADISE COVE RESORT
Caters for beginner divers with a nice house reef. Their diving is mostly within 10 mins of the resort. The resort is around a 3-4 hour ferry ride from Denarau Marina with one ferry sailing per day. The resort is incredible and secluded on its own island. MORE DETAILS
Treasure Island is one of the most accessible islands just a 45 min ferry trip from Denarau, Treasure Island has some nice reefs to dive with all the usual reef fish and corals, perfect for the beginner diver. They also have a full watersports facility that caters for snorkelers, kayakers, Jet Skis, Sailing, Fishing etc. One of the really cool things about Treasure Island is their turtle sanctuary which is one of the only ones in Fiji where they raise turtles and release them when they are big enough to survive. MORE DETAILS
Bali Dive Holiday
Bali is famous for its beautiful beaches, legendary surf breaks, rich culture and world-class dive sites. Manta rays, Mola Mola (sunfish), schooling fish, an incredible wreck and colourful reefs will leave even the most seasoned of divers spellbound.
Diving conditions are calm and pleasant, and the waters are filled with turtles, reef sharks, barracuda, pygmy seahorses and ocean sunfish. Just 10 minutes down the coast to Tulamben with its world-famous Liberty Wreck. MORE DETAILS
A short boat rides to some great diving. Coral reefs, tropical fish, macro life with a Chance to see sharks, mola-mola and manta. MORE DETAILS