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Diving resorts that offer luxury and affordability

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Diving resorts that offer luxury and affordability

One of the best things about diving around the world is that the best dive spots often happen to be in locations renowned for their natural beauty and excellent weather. All of which means that dive sites are often accompanied by a choice of luxury accommodation. But before you jump to conclusions, you should know that luxury doesn’t always have to mean expensive. There are many beautiful resorts that offer a combination of luxury, affordability and world-class diving.

Below we have chosen six resorts that offer the complete package. Depending on when you visit, you might be pleasantly surprised by how far your budget will stretch.

Thirtyseven Hotel in Gozo

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Thirtyseven Gozo is a new, unique and stunningly chic hotel where no detail is overlooked, set in a charming small village and just a short drive from some of the best diving in Gozo. Better still, given the incredibly high standard of accommodation and diving, this is still great value for money and really reasy to reach from the UK and most of Europe’s major cities.

Kempinski in Muscat

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This modern hotel is set around a fantastic marina complex, complete with a five-star dive centre within easy reach of the amazing dive sites at the Daymaniyat Islands. As well as the great diving on offer on the doorstep of the Kempinksi Muscat, there are top facilities on site for the whole family.

The Residence in the Maldives

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With 50 sensational Huvadhoo Atoll dive sites easily reached by boat, The Residence Maldives scores big on exceptional diving. The resort is on one of the largest atolls in the world and renowned for its luxury villas set over the waters. With fewer than 100 villas, this exclusive Maldives resort that has to be seen to be believed.

Six Senses in Musandam

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Located on a private sandy beach in Zighy Bay, the area around the Six Senses Musandam is known for its dramatic fjord-like scenery. But the views above the water are matched by those below the surface with impressive drop-offs and an incredible array of corals. Back at Six Senses Zighy Bay, you can make the most of the spa facilities and luxurious accommodation options.

LUX Grand Gaube in Mauritius

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A stunning, newly redesigned multi-sport resort that comes as close to paradise as you could imagine. Your accommodation at LUX Grand Guabe faces brilliant blue waters while you can enjoy the superb spa and wellness facilities and a choice of excellent dining facilities, all situated in a beautiful cove and surrounded by tropical gardens. Visit this summer and take advantage of amazing special offers of up to 50% off! The diving in Mauritius is equally as exciting, with a huge choice of reef sites around the islands to explore.

Chedi in Muscat

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Located between the Al Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman, the nearby Al Rowdha Marina offers a range of water sports, including some superb diving. When not exploring under the water, you can make the most of the luxurious spa, private beach, two swimming pools, tennis courts and poolside cabanas at The Chedi Muscat. And all this at an unbelievably affordable pricetag. What’s not to like?