Welcome to Planet Diving Holidays
For the last 14 years Planet Dive Holidays has been creating exciting, flexible, diving holidays & liveaboard diving holidays to some of the world's most remarkable, naturally beautiful, diving destinations. We pride ourselves on carefully designed, smooth-running holidays, and in ensuring you great value diving, without compromise.
WHY PLANET DIVING HOLIDAYS
Expert impartial advice by highly experienced divers & travel professionals.
Unique LIVE worldwide liveaboard diving holiday search (see header above)
Immediate best price quotation & availability by phone for 95% of our resorts
Price match policy; we won't be beaten on price
Unrivalled personal service
Total ATOL & Financial Protection for your financial security
Planet Dive's range of holidays covers many of the world's great dive destinations, Dive Maldives, Dive Malaysia Borneo, Dive holidays Indonesia, Dive Philippines and Egypt’s Red Sea to name a few. Select your dream diving destination for a land based diving holiday or a self-guided tailormade Dive Tour. Access remote, pristine dive sites on a Liveaboard Diving Holiday . Find a Liveaboard from our selection of the very best dive live-aboards from Red Sea Liveaboards & Maldives Liveaboards to less well known liveaboard destinations such as the Galapagos Islands, Indonesia, Sudan, Cayman Islands and more.
Do you want to Learn to Dive? Are you travelling solo, on a family diving holiday or with a dive group? What is the best dive seasons? Where can I find a luxury hotel close to the diving? Planning your first or thousandth scuba dive let our experience guide you in your choice of dive holiday.
Why a Learn To Dive Holiday ?
As always meticulously organised with excellent hotels and transfers. The whole experience was 5 star and hassle free. So good we have asked them to book it all over again next year.
Thank you for arranging my holiday for me. It has to have been one of my best holidays! The diving was fantastic, I got my whalesharks and mantas plus so much more
The advice offered was timely, interpreted my requirements very well and as a consequence the planet dive quote was selected instead of those from other specialist dive holiday operators.
Planet Dive was fast efficient and friendly booked 2 holidays with them will definitely use again.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why book with Planet, can't I just do it myself?
We are sometimes asked ‘why book with a Tour Operator, isn't it cheaper just to book direct with the airline, hotel, sport centre etc.. ?' A holiday booked with Planet Travel can be quite a lot cheaper than a member of the public can find by booking direct as we have specially negotiated tour operator prices with our suppliers. However, it does depend on the particular holiday and airline so occasionally it can be that we are a little more expense, but by a relativley small margins.
We understand how important it is to get your holiday right. We are experts at what we do and will always give impartial advice. Even if we are a little more expensive at times our clients are generally happy in the knowledge they are getting an exceptional value holiday, to the correct location and accommodation for the specific requirements given.
However, if you feel for any reason that you are not getting the very best value just talk with one of our experienced travel professionals and we can check to ensure the best prices. Very often a price difference comes down to a higher level of service that we have included, or difference in terms of dates, duration or room category. It's always best to checkl
Planet is a fully bonded travel company that means a holiday booked with us is fully protected against any failures in service such as an airline cancelling or hotel over booking.
Planet Travel focus on offering the highest levels of service, expert impartial advice and quality accommodation; a combination that we hope you will agree, offers exceptional value for money.
Q: What can I book with Planet ?
Planet Travel is a tour operator which means we are a fully licensed travel company offering holidays inclusive of flights, transfers, accommodation, sports instruction / rental and tours. We do not sell flights only as our trade airfares are designed to be sold as part of a holiday but we can sell accommodation or sports services only if you wish. However, it is always best to try and book your flights and accommodation together with us so that the whole holiday is protected with our travel agency bonding.
Q: Can I Learn to Dive on Holiday?
Absolutely! For some general information take a look at our About Dive Intruction . For a more specific description of suitable courses take a look at our Learn To Dive page (both pages under the Holiday Types tab at the top of this page). You can Learn to Dive in many of our dive destinations. However some are more suitable than others so give us a call to talk over some options.
Q: Do I need Travel Insurance?
It is not compulsory but STONGLY adviced It is essential that you have valid insurance to cover cancelation prior to departure and a good medical cover during your holiday. In addition you will need to ensure it provides adequate cover for the sport you will be doing. Skiing, Snowboarding and Kitesurfing normally entail a policy uplift.
Planet Travel is not an authorised insurance broker so we do not provide our own insurance for you. However, we do provide total ATOL and financial protection for your holiday funds.
Q: Can i Just call for advice, I don't want to book.
There is a huge amount of information on our website which is free to use. We really do try to do our best to help our clients, and put a huge amount of time and effort into every enquiry we get. If we are not able to find the correct holiday we are very happy to give you advice on where and how you may be able to find what you are looking for. However, we often spend a lot of time advicing clients, following up with detailed holiday itineraries, with no feedback or response at all. For us this is very demoralising and often frustrating. We simply ask that if you do use our service, we are kept informed about your holiday plans. As a small tour operator most of our holidays are bespoke tailor made, which involes a lot of time and effort for every enquiry.
Thank you !
Q: Why can't I search & book a holiday on-line?
Planet Travel are a specialist niche tour operator. Our main objective is to be able to use our huge amount of expert knowledge and experience to provide you with correct holiday.With this in mind it is important that we speak our to clients directly, which is why we do not provide on-line booking.
In each of the hotel pages we offer a price guide based on a one week flight inclusive holiday. Please note prices will vary a lot over peak holiday periods.
We are very good at giving fast quotes over the phone and can then follow up with detailed holiday itineraries on the trips that fit you best.
So please just call us in the first instance for an immediate best price availability check.
Q: How to I book a holiday with Planet
Once we have discussed your requirement and agreed upon the correct holiday we will email you a full holiday itinerary for your approval. You will then need to call or email us with passenger names (as per passport) and address. Initial deposit payment must to take by phone unless we agree otherwise. We will then book all requested services and email you with a final holiday confirmation. At this stage you will be given access to our post booking client area where you can check all of your details, amend your contact information, add API (additional passenger information such as passport numbers) and pay any balance as it becomes due.
All money received by us goes directly to a Travel Trust account that is over seen by the Travel trust Association for your complete financial protection.
Travel documents are emailed around 2-3 week prior to departure or immediately if within this time.