LEARN TO DIVE HOLIDAY

A learn to dive holiday is a great way to spend your holiday time, learning in perfect conditions with warm crystal clear waters. A learn to dive holiday is great for both single travelers as well as a family dive holiday as children from 10 to 14 can complete the Junior Open Water Course.

Whilst there are a handful of destinations that offer BSAC courses, almost all of our dive holiday resorts offer the PADI Open Water Course recognised the world over, enabling you to progress you diver training, or just enjoy leisure dives, anywhere. If you opt for the full beginner course, taking you from a complete novice, through to qualified recreational diver, this normally takes 4-5 days. On a one week diving holiday this means you can normally fit in the beginner dive course plus 1-2 days recreational diving.

The beginner course will involve theory and ‘confined water’ in a pool, or similar, followed by 4 qualifying dives over the next 2 days. It is also possible to opt for a PADI Open Water Referral course that involves completing the pool and theory work at home so you can just do the qualifying dives on holiday.

Booking your learn to dive holiday

When learning to dive you do not need to worry too much about being in the worlds best dive location, it is more important that you are in a safe and pleasant environment. Of course a first class diving school is also a priority, Planet Dive only work with the very best diving schools in the world to ensure your safety.

If you are considering booking a learn to dive holiday we would suggest first calling us and speaking with one of our in-house dive travel specialist. We have been arranging diving holidays for 15 years to the best beginner dive locations in the world and have a wealth of experience.

Prior to starting your lean to dive course you will asked to sign off a PADI 'fitness to dive' form. If you think you may have any condition that may be cause for concern you can download a PADI Dive Medical form to be completed by your doctor. This will then ensure that you can start the course.

BEST DESTINATION FOR ‘LEARN TO DIVE HOLIDAY’

TOP LEARN TO DIVE HOLIDAY HOTELS

Aqaba, Jordan
  • (3 Star)

Coral Bay Resort

A luxury hotel in a superb location
from

£ 950

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Aqaba, Jordan
  • (5 Star)

Movenpick Resort Tala Bay

The ultimate luxury hotel with overlooking panoramic views of the coastal mountains of Sinai
from

£ 950

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
30% Hotel Discount
Bali, Indonesia
  • (4 Star)

Alam Anda Resort

Prime location affords divers access to the Liberty Wreck at Tulamben
from

£ 895

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bali, Indonesia
  • (5 Star)

Matahari Beach Resort

Stunning beachfront resort with an on-site diving centre
from

£ 1,200

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bali, Indonesia
  • (4 Star)

Puri Bagus Candidasa

Stunning resort with an on site dive centre
from

£ 890

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bali, Indonesia
  • (4 Star)

Puri Bagus Lovina

Resort offers an amazing on site dive centre
from

£ 1,200

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
30% Hotel Discount
Bali, Indonesia
  • (4 Star)

Siddhartha Dive Resort

Access to an impressive house reef
from

£ 940

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles
  • (4 Star)

Bonaire Boutique Hotel

One of the best locations on Bonaire for kitesurfing, windsurfing and diving
from

£ 1,300

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles
  • (3 Star)

Buddy Dive Resort

Resort is a PADI five-star diving resort
from

£ 1,250

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles
  • (5 Star)

Harbour Village

PADI 5 Star resort with concierge diving service
from

£ 1,400

£ 1,710

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles
  • (5 Star)

Plaza Bonaire

Resort has a private marina and a great beach
from

£ 1,300

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
  • (4 Star)

Cayman Brac Beach Resort

On site dive facilities available with dive courses
from

£ 1,270

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Curacao, Dutch Antilles
  • (4 Star)

Lions Dive & Beach Resort

Perfect launch point for discovering some of Curacao best dive spots
from

£ 1,445

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Curacao, Dutch Antilles
  • (5 Star)

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

Resort has an alluring white sand beach with a swimming lagoon
from

£ 1,725

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Dhofar, Oman
  • (5 Star)

Crowne Plaza Resort

Located directly on a sandy white beach
from

£ 1,320

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Diani, Kenya
  • (5 Star)

Nomads Boutique Beach Resort

Uninterrupted views over a beautiful stretch of beach
from

£ 1,250

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
El Gouna, Egypt
  • (5 Star)

Movenpick El Gouna Resort

Located right on the shores of the Red Sea
from

£ 375

£ 650

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
El Gouna, Egypt
  • (4 Star)

Sultan Bey

Overlooks the beautiful lagoons of El Gouna
from

£ 650

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
El Gouna, Egypt
  • (4 Star)

Three Corners Ocean View

Fantastic views overlooking the Red Sea
Spa
from

£ 690

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
El Quseir, Egypt
  • (4 Star)

Moevenpick Resort El Quseir

Private sandy beach with a perfect dive and snorkeling spot
from

£ 550

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Gozo, Malta
  • (3 Star)

Atlantis Lodge

A beautiful, modern hotel located right next to one of our partner dive centres
from

£ 599

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Gozo, Malta
  • (4 Star)

Calypso Gozo

A great hotel with a reputation for fine food and excellent services
from

£ 595

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Gozo, Malta
  • (5 Star)

Kempinski San Lawrenz

An exclusive resort situated in the countryside of San Lawrenz
from

£ 900

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Gozo, Malta
  • (3 Star)

San Andrea

A small, five-storey hotel with only 28 rooms and a really personal feel
from

£ 550

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Gozo, Malta
  • (4 Star)

St Patricks Hotel

Located right on the sea front of the picturesque Xlendi Bay
from

£ 550

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • (4 Star)

Cobalt Coast

Award-winning dive operator on site
from

£ 1,099

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • (3 Star)

Sunset House

Dedicated to divers with own dive boats and dive centre
from

£ 1,200

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
  • (4 Star)

Bohio Dive Resort

Features Grand Turk's only on-site dive operation
from

£ 1,890

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Amari Havodda Maldives

Surrounded by a fantastic house reef
from

£ 1,900

£ 2,750

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Amilla Fushi

The ultimate luxury experience with a range of complimentary inclusions
from

£ 7,000

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Free Nights
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Anantara Dhigu, Veli And Naladhu

A string of three glorious Maldives resorts - stay at one and use the facilities of all three!
from

£ 2,440

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
30% Hotel Discount
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Anantara Kihavah

On the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay - a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve with some of the most treasured reefs
from

£ 6,000

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Angsana Resort Velavaru

All villas have direct access to the beach or into the water
from

£ 1,838

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (4 Star)

Bandos Resort

A great budget option, close to Male
from

£ 1,037

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Baros

One of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives Islands - the perfect honeymoon getaway
from

£ 3,900

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa

from

£ 3,400

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Cocoa Island

An understated luxury experience
from

£ 3,250

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Cocoon Maldives

Offering luxurious hospitality and unbridled pampering at affordable rates
from

£ 2,900

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (3 Star)

Filitheyo Island Resort

Filitheyo is the only island resort in Faafu Atoll so you have the dive sites to yourself
from

£ 1,609

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (4 Star)

Finolhu

Based at Hanifaru Bay, one of the world's best locations for diving with manta rays
from

£ 3,000

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa

Offering a relaxing spa, yoga, surfing and diving experince
from

£ 2,775

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (4 Star)

Kandooma Resort

An affordable family option with a great kids club, mini snorkelling and a host of activities
from

£ 1,691

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Lux South Ari Atoll

The ultimate resort for a Maldives honeymoon
from

£ 1,795

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (4 Star)

Medhufushi Island Resort

Great value for money with first class accommodation
from

£ 1,563

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Milaidhoo

A boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay
from

£ 5,800

£ 9,000

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Oblu By Atmosphere At Helengeli

Exotic house reef with resident silver-tipped sharks, lobsters and giant sea turtles
from

£ 2,500

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (4 Star)

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Outstanding cuisine and luxurious accommodation with no expense spared
from

£ 1,495

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

One&only Reethi Rah

An unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration
from

£ 3,295

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Ozen By Atmosphere

The first luxury all-inclusive resort in the Maldives offering the ultimate hassle-free beach holiday in the Maldives
from

£ 5,500

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Shangri-la's Villingili Resort A...

A big diving attraction is the wreck of the British Loyalty
from

£ 2,959

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Six Senses Laamu

One of the best spa hotels in the Maldives
from

£ 2,695

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (5 Star)

Soneva Fushi Resort

A Robinson Crusoe style idyll with its remoteness, central to its charm
from

£ 3,195

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Maldives, Maldives
  • (4 Star)

Vilamendhoo Island Resort

Offering a stunning family plan option that makes for a more affordable holiday
from

£ 1,690

£ 2,200

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Malta, Malta
  • (3 Star)

Sands Apartments

Located just off the main road through St Paul's Bay and a 5 minute walk to the sea front promenade
from

£ 595

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Malta, Malta
  • (4 Star)

Santana

Well located, close to all the attractions of St Paul's Bay
from

£ 625

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Malta, Malta
  • (3 Star)

Sunflower

Located on the Qawra peninsula in the resort of St. Paul’s Bay
from

£ 550

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Malta, Malta
  • (4 Star)

The Dolmen Hotel & Resort

A prime location at Qawra, facing the Mediterranean
from

£ 625

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Malta, Malta
  • (5 Star)

The Westin Dragonara Resort

Right on the seashore of Malta's vibrant capital
from

£ 990

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • (3 Star)

Marina Lodge

Incredible dive centre on site
from

£ 650

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • (5 Star)

Port Ghalib Marina Resort

Luxurious hotel right on the water
from

£ 350

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • (5 Star)

The Palace Port Ghalib

Located on a private beach at the heart of Port Ghalib
from

£ 950

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Mauritius Island, Mauritius
  • (5 Star)

Shandrani Resort & Spa

Amazing diving in the Blue Bay Marine Park which is rich in sea life
from

£ 1,900

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Mauritius Island, Mauritius
  • (5 Star)

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

Located in a protected marine park on the north-west coast of Mauritius
from

£ 1,700

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Musandam, Oman
  • (4 Star)

Atana Khasab

The resort has an on-site dive centre
from

£ 950

£ 950

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Musandam, Oman
  • (4 Star)

Atana Musandam

Great views overlooking the Musandam Sea and surrounding mountains
from

£ 895

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Musandam, Oman
  • (5 Star)

Six Senses Resort Zighy Bay

Located on a private sandy beach in Zighy Bay
from

£ 2,280

£ 3,800

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Muscat and Mussanah, Oman
  • (3 Star)

Nabucco Divers Lodge

from

£ 850

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Muscat and Mussanah, Oman
  • (5 Star)

Shangri La Jissah Resort & Spa

Hotel faces the Sea of Oman
from

£ 1,475

£ 1,590

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Muscat and Mussanah, Oman
  • (5 Star)

Sifaway Boutique Hotel

Great dive centre located at the hotel
from

£ 1,035

£ 1,285

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Muscat and Mussanah, Oman
  • (5 Star)

The Chedi

Al Rowdha Marina nearby offers a range of water sports
from

£ 1,450

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Peninsula Malaysia, Malaysia
  • (4 Star)

Berjaya Tioman Resort

Situated on miles of long unspoilt beaches
from

£ 1,000

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Peninsula Malaysia, Malaysia
  • (5 Star)

Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Incredible in-house PADI 5-star dive resort
from

£ 1,025

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (3 Star)

Caribbean Paradise

Walking distance to great amenities
from

£ 1,150

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (3 Star)

Ocean Club

Dive centre facilities on site
from

£ 1,300

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (3 Star)

Ocean Club West

Located directly on Grace Bay Beach
from

£ 1,350

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (3 Star)

Ports Of Call

PADI Five Star dive center at the resort
from

£ 1,150

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (5 Star)

Royal West Indies

Located on the famous Grace Bay Beach
from

£ 1,290

£ 1,450

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (5 Star)

Sands At Grace Bay

Awe-inspiring views with spacious and beautifully-appointed suites
from

£ 1,900

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (5 Star)

Seven Stars Resort

Located in a stunning marine reserve
from

£ 2,500

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • (5 Star)

The Shore Club

Located on the unspoiled Long Bay Beach
from

£ 3,500

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sal, Cape Verde
  • (5 Star)

Melia Tortuga Beach & Spa

Perfect spot to escape the summer crowds
from

£ 950

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sal, Cape Verde
  • (4 Star)

Morabeza Hotel

Located on the beautiful Santa Maria Beach
from

£ 899

£ 1,050

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sal, Cape Verde
  • (4 Star)

Odjo Del Aqua Hotel

Located directly on the southernmost part of Santa Maria beach
from

£ 750

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sal, Cape Verde
  • (3 Star)

Porto Antigo Apartments

Situated directly on the best beach on the island
from

£ 425

£ 700

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sal, Cape Verde
  • (4 Star)

Sal Boutique Beach Hotel

Located right on the main Santa Maria beach
from

£ 625

£ 950

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sardinia, Italy
  • (3 Star)

Hotel Muita Di Mari

In the centre of Santa Teresa Gallura
from

£ 900

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sardinia, Italy
  • (4 Star)

Palau Green Village

A great location for families and couples who want to explore
from

£ 500

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Sardinia, Italy
  • (4 Star)

Villas In Sardinia

Amazing villas scattered around the island
from

£ 1,600

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Soma Bay, Egypt
  • (5 Star)

Sheraton

Situated on 800 meters of natural sand beach
from

£ 850

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Soma Bay, Egypt
  • (4 Star)

The Breakers

Incredible hotel designed with divers and surfers in mind
from

£ 650

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Soma Bay, Egypt
  • (5 Star)

Westin Soma Bay

Stunning views overlooking the Red Sea
from

£ 850

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Tobago, Trinidad And Tobago
  • (4 Star)

Blue Waters Inn

Easy location for accessing Tobago's premier dive sites
from

£ 1,400

£ 1,400

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • (5 Star)

Gold Zanzibar

Set on the on the Northwestern coast on the tropical beach of Kendwa
from

£ 2,000

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS
Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • (5 Star)

Hideaway Of Nungwi Resort & Spa

Stunning views of the deep blue Indian Ocean
from

£ 1,985

Includes Flight & Transfers
DETAILS