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Your can visit WWII wrecks off Scotland or search for artifacts among ancient wreck off Greece. From kelp forests to inland quarries in the UK, to sea caves in Croatia, to the warm waters off the Canary Islands, there are a lot of dive holiday options in Europe. Each country offers a different experience and something for all divers to enjoy.

Best Scuba Diving in Europe

Cyclades

Cyclades

With over a dozen major islands, the Cyclades has dive sites, galore. Up until fairly recently, diving was highly regulated, often making it nearly impossible to go on a recreational dive. Now, scuba diving has been opened up considerably, offering new opportunities to explore this relatively unexplored region.Shipwrecks can be found throughout the region. One of the...

Dodecanese Islands

One of the most spectacular dives on the Dodecanese Islands is the Cave of Seal. Found off of Rhodes Island, divers enter the cave to discover families of seals greet and interact with you.There are many dive shops on the developed islands, especially on the most populated island of Rhodes. Many sites on the island are good for beginners and training, but are still...

North Aegean

Though there are only nine islands in the North Aegean they are widely dispersed; you will probably have to pick and choose between them, which is heartbreaking.One place you should definitely go is Chios, one of the top rated diving areas in all of Greece. You can tour shipwrecks, peruse underwater caverns, and swim alongside tremendous sea walls. The most widely...

Peloponnese

Loutraki is one of the highest recommended regions in the Peloponnese peninsula for diving, offering splendid variety. The Andros Wreck is one of the most famous wrecks in the country because of its easy access and shallow depth, allowing plenty of light to filter down. Bring your camera, you are definitely going to want to grab a shot of this beauty.Check out the...

Sicily

There are several areas to dive in Sicily which include dive sites close to the main island and others at the surrounding islands. Dive operators are located at areas like Taormina, San Vito Lo Capo, Pantelleria, Aegadian Islands, Aeolian Islands and Lampedusa.Diving can be done on a year-round basis although water temperature can get a bit chilly at 59°C (15°C) in...

Sardinia

Sardinia is often described as containing the best diving in Italy and perhaps the best throughout the Mediterranean. Technical divers love the area’s caves, history-lovers are fascinated by the wrecks and beginners can ease into the water on a variety of shore dives. Most of the diving takes place on the east coast, because the west side of the island is exposed to...

Liguria

Steep mountains plunge straight down to marine canyons along this stretch of the Italian Riviera, which lays claim to some of the best diving in the Mediterranean. The epicenter of scuba here, some 30 kilometres/18 miles east of Genoa, is the famous seaside village of Portofino. Flanked by the towns of Santa Margherita Ligure and Camogli, Portofino is also the...

Elba

As perhaps the best diving area in the Mediterranean, Elba’s protected environment breeds interesting marine encounters, gorgeous sea beds and fascinating archaeological discoveries. Surrounded by clear, blue waters and white sand beaches, Elba is a fantastic getaway for divers and non-divers alike.To name just a few of our favorite dive sites on Elba, The Elviscot...

Crete

There are dive shops dotting the entire shoreline of Crete, so you won’t have a hard time finding a suitable place to drop anchor. The surprisingly clear blue waters of the Mediterranean beckon divers from around the world.There are dives on Crete that run the gamut of experience levels, from newbies to masters. A particular favorite activity is night diving, taking...

Ionian Islands

With so many islands to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed to make it to every one of them. Some of the best sites can be found on Corfu, Lefkada, and Zakynthos. Many of these waters are protected by a marine park, providing a safe and productive place for sea life to thrive.Corfu has a great wreck to see. The HMS Regulus was sunk in 1945, and boasts a huge anchor...