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Spending your time searching holiday websites in search of the best deal? Looking for the best value AND world class diving? We can help. At Planet Dive Holidays we have a selection of destinations that provide great value for money, without skimping on quality, that you and your loved ones will remember for years to […]
As the diving season approaches in the Red Sea, there are a wide variety of liveaboards and routes to choose from. With our scuba liveaboard partners offering weekly set departures you can choose from a number of different routes depending on your dates. Discovering spectacular dive sites, famous points or untouched destinations – each route […]
Once you head beneath the waters, you’re entering a magical place – a world that is totally different from our own, full of strange and beautiful creatures. But perhaps none has captured our imagination as much as the dolphin. Famed for their beauty, intelligence and countless stories of human interaction (including lifesaving exploits), the dolphin […]
Just a few hours’ flight time from the UK, the Mediterranean is home to a unique ecosystem of underwater life and some of the most famous shipwrecks on the planet. Spanning the southern edge of the European Union and covering an area of 2.5 million km², the Mediterranean Sea holds nine per cent of the […]
Most of us take our able-bodies for granted, grumbling when we feel a twinge of backache and feeling miserable when an injury prevents us from getting on with daily life. But for individuals who suffer long-term disabilities, certain aspects of daily life can present significant challenges.
With their plunging depths and fascinating features, wall dives present some of the most colourful and breath-taking scuba experiences going. There are simply stacks of spectacular wall-diving sites located throughout the globe and, from Red Sea liveaboards to Caribbean cruises, touring some of the planet’s best underwater walls should take high priority on any diver’s […]
For the majority of us, enjoying the wonders of scuba means marvelling at colourful coral reefs in the Caribbean, diving with hammerhead sharks off the coast of Costa-Rica or experiencing one-in-a-lifetime Maldives Liveaboard adventures. But, for a strange few, sinking down to unknown depths and diving so deep that their lives are put under serious […]
It goes without saying that the two best known diving agencies for UK divers are BSAC – the UK based British Sub Aqua Club – and PADI – the US based Professional Association of Dive Instructors – but which is best? Being the more commercial and heavily marketed of the two, PADI is probably the […]
Now a growing trend, singles holidays are available all over the world, from Cayman Island resorts to Red Sea Liveaboard adventures. But, with dive holidays, there’s no real need to opt for one of these ‘specialist singles holidays’ and subject yourself to speed-dating evenings and awkward conversations, as scuba diving lends its-self naturally to pairing […]
Four Good Guides 1. Red Sea Sharks (1999) by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch A photographic guide to sharks of the Red Sea, aimed at scuba divers specifically. As well as a stack of stunning photos, the guide includes information on shark biology and behaviour, and includes a compendium of Red Sea sharks, which range from silvertips to […]