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Wherever you are in Europe, you don’t have to travel far for an outstanding dive experience. Europe offers a wealth of fantastic and interesting diving, from reefs and inland sites, to historical wrecks and ice diving. One of the highlights of European diving is the incredible diversity of marine habitats and marine life. European waters may not be the warmest for diving all year round but the underwater treasures you will find are absolutely worth it.
Read on for some of our highly recommended dive spots and enjoy your next dive travel adventure in Europe…

Coral Bay Divers – Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

Tel: +357 26622980
Email: info@coralbaydivers.com
Web: www.coralbaydivers.com

Coral Bay Divers is the ONLY PADI Career Development Centre in Cyprus, with the most outstanding facilities and professional, enthusiastic, and fun loving divemasters and instructors. You can be confident that you will be well looked after as we show you the beautiful and crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Come and join us for a lifetime of adventures – whether it’s for the first or the thousandth time.

Taking your first breath underwater with our Discover Scuba Diving programme enjoying the awesome experience of diving under the waves. Coral Bay Divers offers the full range of recreational PADI courses from the absolute beginner to the highest professional instructor levels.

For those seeking a career in diving, Coral Bay Divers and its award-winning Course Director, are your best choice to reach your potential and goals in becoming a PADI Professional. Coral Bay Divers offers Technical Diver Training and dives for the seasoned tech diver.

Come and join us for some of our great shore dives, which are suitable for all level of divers, or on one of our daytrips to Limassol, Larnaka or Latchi.  One of the island’s highlights is to dive the world-famous wreck of the Zenobia. This is one of the most exciting dives you will ever do.

Special Offer

Coral Bay Divers offers the Scubaverse visitors a 10% Discount on all bookings for Discover Scuba Diving experiences, local diving and diving courses (excluding Professional courses).

Facebook: @CoralBayDivers |   Instagram: @coralbaydivers


Deep Blue Diving – Fuerteventura, Spain

Tel: +34 606 275 468
Email: info@deep-blue-diving.com
Web: www.deep-blue-diving.com

The DEEP BLUE DIVING-Base is an award-winning Dive Centre. On your first wander around Caleta you can´t miss us in the harbour. With us you can learn to dive following the standards of SSI, PADI. We offer discover diving experiences, speciality courses, courses just for kids and snorkeling. SSI and PADI dive instructor training courses take place on numerous occasions throughout the year.

Learning to dive with us is fun from the start. Due to our perfect location, right in the harbour, we have direct access to our boats. We can reach all the fascinating dive sites in the area easily and after only a short boat ride. The underwater world of Fuerteventura, with its bizarre rock formations and abundance of fish, means that every dive is an adventure. We offer 18 dive sites with depths of up to 40m. We have a wide range of fish to encounter here from trumpet fish, stonefish, breams, damsel fish to barracudas, tuna, sardines, sting rays and even angel sharks in the winter so you will always have something to see here.

What else do we have to offer: it goes without saying that we have a vast amount of modern and well maintained equipment, a lot of space for equipment storage if you bring your own, modern shower and bathroom facilities, and a classroom. Our pool is built into our jetty so there are no long walks with the equipment on, and it is 2m deep so it is safe and comfortable for everyone to start learning to dive.

To ensure the fun carries on after your dive, we have a comfortable après-dive-area, which boasts a great coffee bar and beer pump. Of course we also have cold, soft drinks.

Special Offer

We are offering 10% off diving for dive groups to come and dive with us here in sunny Fuerteventura. You can dive our 18 dive sites and come and see what the Atlantic Ocean of Fuerteventura has to offer. We look forward to diving with you all.

Instagram: @deepbluediving  |   Facebook: @Deep.Blue.Diving.Fuerteventura


St. Andrew’s Divers Cove – Xlendi, Gozo, Malta

Tel: +356 21551301
Email: standrew1989@gmail.com
Web: www.gozodive.com

It’s a well-known secret that tiny Gozo boasts some of the Mediterranean’s best dive sites, featuring warm, clear, deep blue sea with sublime underwater structures that form intriguing caverns, tunnels, arches and chimneys. With its high cliffs, quaint bays and sandy beaches, Gozo has something to offer everyone in all seasons, an excellent dive destination for both beginners and experienced divers.

St. Andrew’s Divers Cove is situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque fishing village of Xlendi catering for all levels of divers. We’re open throughout the year and have been organising tailor-made diving holidays for individuals, families and groups since 1989. We offer 2 hour try dives for absolute beginners. Those wishing to learn and get qualified can sign up for a 3-day introductory course and get certified to enjoy dives to 18-metres. Advanced level PADI and SSI Courses up to Divemaster level are also organised regularly.

Qualified divers can enjoy a mix of guided shore and boat dives around the coasts of Gozo, Comino and North Malta. We do our best to ensure that our divers do the best dives possible, a variety that suits their preferences. Dive sites are often only a 15-minute boat ride away and diving off our boat DIVEMANIA is so easy!

Special Offer

Complete diving packages including 10 dives, accommodation and transfers starting from 409 euros in the peak season – July and August 2022. Book your flights and let us take care of your transfers and accommodation. We book hotels and apartments near the dive shop, as well as villas and converted farmhouses with pools across Gozo. Contact us today for more information and a tailor-made quote.

Facebook: @standrewsgozo  |  Instagram: @standrewsdiverscove


Tenerife Turtles – Small Expectations, Great Rewards

It’s no great secret that for UK based divers and underwater photographers who want truly out of this world wildlife diving, you usually have to dig deep in your pocket and be prepared for a long journey with great expectations. But what about photographing exotic wildlife in warm seas, a flight no more than 5 hours away and a trip that’s kind to your bank balance?

Read more HERE…


Anfibios – Sant Jordi, Ibiza, Spain

Tel: +34 665 139 198
Email: anfibios@anfibios.com
Web: www.anfibios.com

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Founded over 25 years ago, Anfibios is the highest rated diving and nautical activity center on Ibiza. With us you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle (SUP), and special adventure packs for groups and families.

Experience the best diving spots in Ibiza with Anfibios. Our dives are always accompanied by expert guides who know the sites like the back of their hand. They will be pleased to assist you during all your underwater experiences. We run boat trips to the diving areas in the “Es Freus” marine reserve, which are just a few minutes from our dive center.

Anfibios Ibiza has a comfortable terrace, shop, two changing rooms, a drying area for diving equipment, and a high-performance BAUER compressor. We use the diving industry’s top brands for our rental equipment. Wetsuits and regulators are disinfected after use and we check the condition of our rental equipment several times a year to always guarantee the highest quality.

Our instructors have a wealth of experience when it comes to training divers. We offer a personal and professional service to all our customers, whether they are just starting out on their diving journey with an SSI Intro Programme “Basic Diver” or taking part in an SSI Instructor Assistant Program.

(C) Anfibios

Wouldn’t it be great to have a job that you love so much and can’t believe you’re getting paid to do it? You can truly have a career doing something you love while receiving the compensation you deserve. We are looking for candidates for an instructor assistant internship course for our new international project. Would you like to join?

If you love diving, Ibiza will surprise you with the luminosity of its waters and the diversity of species, its Posidonia meadows, its shipwrecks, caves, and more…

Facebook: @anfibios.ibiza.scuba.diving |   Instagram: @anfibiosibiza


DIVE.IS – Silfra, Iceland

Tel: +354 578 6200
Email: dive@dive.is
Web: www.dive.is

DIVE.IS (C) Magnus_Lundgren

DIVE.IS is a PADI 5* Dive center located in Reykjavik, Iceland. We offer the world famous scuba dive between the continents in the beautiful Silfra fissure, located in Thingvellir national park (a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik).

Silfra is a crack in the Earth ripped open by the movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meaning you can dive between the continents! The crystal clear glacial water providing over 100 meters of underwater visibility has been filtered for decades through underground lava rocks. The underwater scenery that you experience in Silfra is found nowhere else on Earth.

All scuba divers need to be dry suit certified before diving in Silfra. At DIVE.IS you can obtain your PADI dry suit certification on our Dry suit diver courses. Check out our Dry suit Academy for several combo tour options.

Another amazing but lesser known scuba diving location is Hot Spring diving at Lake Kleifarvatn (a 30 minute drive from Reykjavik). Some divers have described it as diving in a Champagne glass.

DIVE.IS also offers multi-day tours. Choose between 2, 3 and 5 day tours to experience more of the scuba diving adventures Iceland has to offer.

DIVE.IS (C) Wolfgang_Poelzer

Special Offer

We offer the divers of Scubaverse 15% discount off all our day and multi-day diving tours as well as our Dry suit Academy tours. This offer can be claimed using the promo code SCUBAVERSE2022 in the checkout process on the www.dive.is website.

YouTube: @DIVEIS  |   Facebook: @dive.is


Wining and Diving – Costa Brava, Spain

The Costa Brava is a hugely popular destination for those seeking sunshine, but it has much, much more to offer that just beaches and bars. We had heard that there was some excellent diving around the Medes Islands and we got the opportunity to head to L’Estartit for a long weekend to check it out, as well as exploring the local region to sample its excellent food and wine…

Read more HERE…


Maltaqua – Malta

Tel: +356 21571111
Email: dive@maltaqua.com
Web: www.maltaqua.com

If you are reading this guide, it is because you love diving, and what better dive shop to choose than one where everyone here loves it too!

Maltaqua is a family run business and we want all our visitors to feel part of that family as long as they are diving with us – and to remember us when they go home. Judging by the number of visitors we see year after year, it works!

We are proud to back up our warm welcome and flexible approach to our clients’ requests with external recognition of our commitment to safety and training. We are Europe’s first PADI centre, a BSAC Centre of Excellence, MOD CONMac approved Centre, and Bauer Pure Air station.

All your diving enjoyment is supported by a friendly and experienced team, who between them speak a wide number of languages, plus the recognition of high standards from international organisations.

From novice to the most experienced, we offer courses and activities for everyone, with full on-site technical facilities with gases, twin sets, CCR tanks and slings.

We take advantage of Malta’s superb diving environment to offer our visitors the best dives – both shore and boat dives – with the minimum travel time. And in addition to our great diving facilities, we have our own accommodation close by, suitable for individuals and for groups.

Malta’s popularity as a diving destination is growing year by year, so whether you are new to our islands or a seasoned diver in Maltese waters, we invite you to reach out to us and let us tailor any training or dive trip you are planning for 2022.

Special Offer

Short break package for May to October 

  • Private apartment for 4 nights
  • 6 shore dives over 3 days
  • Cylinder and weight hire
  • Road transport to the dive sites

Price based on two sharing a room: €315 per person
Single room: €435

Should any of your diving days fall on a Sunday please add €25 to the cost of your package.

Facebook: @Maltaqua |   Instagram: @maltaqua


Portugal Dive – Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: +351 915616157
Email: portugaldive@portugaldive.com
Web: www.portugaldive.com

Portugal Dive is a group of Portuguese divers keen to share the love for the ocean.

Come to Portugal, Azores or Madeira, and do the best thing: experience diving here with us.

If you wish to spend some time visiting and diving, we will help you put together your holiday and diving program: where to stay, where to go, what to do.

If you are in Portugal and wish to experience diving, we can take you to your favorite kind of spot.

Either way, we always take you to the best spots, to dive the way you like, and to see what you want to see underwater. We worry, You dive!

The quality of the underwater scenery is incredible; the fauna and flora you’ll see everywhere; the small number of divers on each one of the 300+ dive spots we have identified; the quality of the diving infrastructure; and, of course, the topside experiences.

Let us know your schedule and your budget, and we’ll give you a proposal aligned with your expectations in one of these incredible locations: within this triangle, Portugese mainland – Azores – Madeira, there’s everything you like to see underwater.

We are looking forward to diving with you.

Special Offer

Azores – Diving in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

A diving trip to an archipelago hidden in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. A trip to divers’ paradise. Encounters with big pelagics – whale sharks, mantas, amberjacks, multiple species of sharks are expected. Prepare yourself!

The air temperatures range from 12° to 25°C, the water temperatures from 16° to 24°C. We can advise on different locations and the perfect balance between diving and other activities.

  • Prices from: €949,00 per diver for 8 days with 5 days diving (10 dives) based on two divers
  • In São Miguel or Santa Maria (other locations available)
  • Includes transfers, 8 days, 7 nights 3-star hotel (room for two), wetsuits and equipment.

Facebook: @portugaldive |   Instagram: @portugaldive


Mission Blue announce Azores as new Hope Spot

Rising from the deep seafloor where three continental plates meet, the Azores Archipelago stands as a grand oasis in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Here, underwater volcanoes host highly specialized fauna and rugged seamounts hold vibrant, thriving sponges and coral gardens. Forever loved by the whales, adventurous sailors, and its people, the rich heritage of the Azores Archipelago has become globally renowned and cherished…

Read more HERE…


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How Scuba Diving can help you overcome physical and mental challenges

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This International Disabilities Day (December 3 2022) PADI is reminding the world of the healing aspects that the ocean (or any body of water) can provide us all and how important of a modality it is for helping those with physical or mental challenges improve their wellbeing. From simply being within close proximity of it or diving beneath the salty surface for an underwater adventure, the ocean is also healing.

Regardless of your age, ability, or even limitations, the ocean can benefit us physically, emotionally and even spiritually. This is why PADI is on a mission to make those benefits accessible to all, launching their Adaptive Techniques Diving Course in the hopes that all of humanity can experience the full transformational power the ocean offers us.

While many are more familiar with traditional therapies, whether it be diving, mermaiding or freediving, people around the world have been forever changed by connecting with the water – conquering mental or physical perceived limitations.

There are an estimated one billion people on the planet that have a physical and/or mental disability – imagine the power that diving and immersion can have on this population if awarded the opportunity.

PADI’s history is replete with people whose lives have been transformed by connecting with the water because they were able to experience and explore the underwater world through PADI programme and certifications. PADI’s approach to diver education has always been inclusive and is a key pillar to their Pillars of Change.  Everyone who meets prerequisites is welcome to join the global community of 29 million+ certified PADI Divers.

PADI created two courses that focus on increasing awareness of varying diver abilities and exploring adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers: the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty and the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course.

These courses further expand Instructors’ and Divemasters’ abilities to be student-centered and prescriptive in approach when adapting techniques to meet diver needs. Here are the various ways PADI helps those with disabilities overcome all their challenges by connecting them with water:

1. Improved Muscular Movement, Light Sensitivity and PTSD Symptoms

A 2011 study conducted by Johns Hopkins University found, “veterans with spinal cord injuries who underwent a four-day scuba diving certification saw significant improvement in muscle movement, increased sensitivity to light touch and pinprick on the legs, and large reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.”

2. Lifts Your Mental State and Mood

Did you know that the ocean air can literally lift your mood?  “The sound and vision of the ocean lift our mood,” says consultant psychiatrist Dr Arghya Sarkhel. “The touch of sand and the smell of a seaside breeze leads to relaxation. On a biological level, this audio-visual stimulus incites our parasympathetic nervous system—that activates ‘rest and digest’, as opposed to ‘fight or flight’,” he says. Now scientists are quantifying the positive cognitive and physical effects of water and the improved sense of physical health and well-being.

Equally diving into the therapeutic benefits that diving can provide is Jeffery Puncher, Director for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottowa. He is currently developing a virtual reality diving programme to help his patients find relief from stress and anxiety–using calming scenes of coral reefs and the swaying seas along with the soothing sounds of bubbles beneath the surface. This programme is currently being used with medical students, residents and faculty, with the goal of growing it to be adopted nationwide to help also support the psychological health of first responders.

3. Provides You with a Sense of Peace

Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist, has done extensive research on the ocean’s unique ability to induce a state of what he calls the “Blue Mind” in human beings. Blue Mind is a mildly meditative state characterized by calmness, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. Nichols states that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and heal us on a deep level.

4. Enhanced Physical Movement

Being in the water allows you the opportunity to experience a feeling of flexibility and freedom that those with disabilities would rarely get to experience on land. This is because on land the muscles become restricted by the force of gravity. But in the water, that sensation drifts away and is replaced by the freedom to feel the freedom of movement.

5. Confidence and Control

The freedom of enhanced physical movement in the water also provides a sense of increased confidence and control. They can explore beneath the surface just like able-bodied people can do, which equally increases their own self-belief and feelings of empowerment.

6. Anxiety Relief

Those with disabilities who equally suffer from anxiety can find tranquility beneath the surface. By having to focus on your breath and being in the moment, all of the mental stress that can come with having a disability is no longer top of mind and instead allows for an escape in which you can truly enjoy the moment.

Find out more at www.padi.com

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Scubapro Winter Promo: free gift!

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Buy an EVERDRY 4.0 dry suit and receive a K2 Light undersuit set for free!

Divers can look forward to the cold-water season this winter, as SCUBAPRO is offering a free K2 Light undersuit set (top & pants) to all scuba enthusiasts who purchase an EVERDRY 4.0 neoprene dry suit by 15 January.

The EVERDRY 4.0 is a high-quality dry suit made from compressed neoprene. It combines the slim fit, comfort and flexibility of a wetsuit with the warmth and tightness of a dry suit.

The K2 Light Set is the ideal undergarment for neoprene dry suits. Its light grid plush material reliably holds the warmth where you need it in cold waters. The Everdry’s elastic wrist loops and heel strap suspenders keep sleeves and pants in place under the suit. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

A combination that turns your cold-water lake into a hotspot!

For more information visit the Scubapro website.

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