Best family dive destinations for 2018

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Best family dive destinations for 2018

There is nothing better for an ocean-loving family to spend their holiday at one of the worlds top diving destinations. The perfect destination has to have great diving, fun activities and incredible family resorts. Here are our top family dive holiday destinations.



The island paradise of Mauritius is widely known fro being a romantic honeymoon destination, what people do not know is that it is also quite possibly one of the best destinations for a family holiday. This great island in the middle of the Indian Ocean boats many fantastic resorts that offer a whole range of activities from diving, SUPing and sailing to golf, tennis, kayaking and snorkelling, as well as amazing kids clubs. The island also has many fun activities and sights to see and do. Visit the incredible waterfalls, fly through the tree canopies on a zipline or visit the colour sands at Chamarel.


For that perfect family resort, we recommend the Westin Turtle Bay Resort in North Mauritius.  The resort is nestled perfectly in the historic Balaclava area and faces the idyllic Turtle Bay, a protected marine park.


The resort offers a kids club that is perfectly hidden away in an exotic tropical garden, here the kids will find a hub of activities like traditional island storytelling and nature walks ensure that your children leave with unique, wonderful memories. Join your kids for family-friendly fun together with a sandcastle competition or a movie night.


There are also plenty of indoor activities such as arts and crafts, watching movies and games to keep the kids entertained on days when the weather is not great. 


The Maldives has to be one of our favourite luxury family dive destinations. With over a thousand islands scattered in the stunning Indian Ocean and with many all-inclusive resorts that offer a fantastic range of experiences to suit any family. With great centres offering diving excursions out to the best reefs, you and your family can witness the stunning underwater world of Maldives. Fly with the manta rays through the water or swim alongside the majestic whale sharks! 


The Cocoon Maldives Resort is a great option for families looking for a mix of luxury and adventure for the kids. The island is set alongside a stunning lagoon and is encompassed by green, lush vegetation and stunning white sand beaches.


This kid-friendly resort has a fantastic cultural club that offers your family a holiday filled with comfort, luxury and a healthy state of mind. Every day will pass in a blur of activity with all the great excursions on offer such as a dolphin cruise, sunset fishing, snorkeling exploration or a local island tour.



Sardinia is perfectly located in the central western Mediterranean region just south of Corsica. This stunning coastline offers pristine waters, amazing visibility and interesting swim throughs with enormous granite rocks, wrecks and caves. It is also a great family dive holiday destination. Just short flight from the UK makes it an easy travel option for kids. The area boasts fun activities for the kids like a train ride through the wildest regions or a visit to the wild ponies of the island or to take a selfie with the stone animals.


A fantastic family resort is the Valle dell Erica. This stunning hotel is located right opposite the renowned national park of La Maddalena. It is a real oasis of relaxation and adventure for families.
The hotel offers a free nursery with bottle service for the babies and for the kids from 10 to 13 years old there is a range of activities like snorkelling, canoeing, five-a-side football pitch and adventure days including unforgettable canoe excursions around uninhabited areas of the coast.
Learn to dive liveaboard in the Maldives

The Carpe Diem liveaboard in the Maldives is offering an incredible opportunity for those looking to learn to dive. For families looking to get started on their underwater journey, this is the ultimate dream holiday. 


For one week in July and a week in August, this seven-day cruise on the luxurious Carpe Vita will be dedicated to 20 adventurous travellers and families looking to get their PADI Open Water Diver certification. The cruise will start in Male and end in Baa Atoll in the northern Maldives. This is the best way to get the kids started on their scuba diving adventure!


Your family will love any one of these incredible diving destinations! Contact us to help plan your family dive holiday in 2018.