Top Diving Holiday Spots for 2021

While COVID and travel restrictions determined that 2020’s big trips were put on hold, the Ultimate Diving team is looking forward to 2021 and helping divers travel to their top diving destinations once again. Whether you are looking to head away as a solo diver, as a postponed family diving trip or travel as part of a group, our team of experts are on hand to help and return the magic of travel for you.

The team understand that you are just as keen as we are to get back underwater so from the hottest destinations around the world, to extended bucket-list trips and off-the-beaten-track diving holidays, there is plenty to look forward to. We have selected our top diving destinations for 2021 and guess what, you can replace your face mask for your favourite mask and start exploring the underwater world that we know all divers love.

The Maldives with unbelievably clear water lapping at the palm-fringed beaches, luxurious accommodations, and wide variety of liveaboard boats is the ultimate diving paradise. It is no surprise that the Maldives is one of the top places to dive around the world, here divers have the chance to encounter pelagic wildlife including whale sharks, mantas, dolphins, turtles and much more.

Diving aboard the MV Emperor Voyager , a luxurious, modern and spacious boat cruising some of the best reefs in the Maldives will ensure you get up in the morning and drop onto some fantastic dive sites. This beautiful boat is Nitrox and rebreather equipped and will give you a week full of fun and adventure.

If you prefer to stay on land, we have a range of land-based options that are COVID secured. Just before Christmas we had customers staying at the Kuredu Island Resort and they had a fantastic time at this lively, fun and cosmopolitan resort. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll it offers guests excitement in all areas including crystal clear blue sea rich and abundant with exotic marine life.

The Red Sea is without a doubt one of the quickest and most popular ways of getting in the water. Whether it be a land-based resort, liveaboard or tailor-made itinerary, we have a variety of options to choose from with our Red Sea diving packages. Visit the ancient Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo or the beautiful temples and world-famous Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Experience a temple light and sound show or sunset hot air balloon flight.

You may prefer a more thrilling experience where you can enjoy many adrenaline fuelled dives as possible during your week of adventure to the Red Sea and that means a trip aboard the beautiful Emperor Asmaa as you get a choice of diving around southern locations like St Johns and Daedalus.

We do recommend that you try and extend the trip for a further week and relax. We have 32 hotel options to choose from including the dazzling all-inclusive Brayka Bay Resort and the relaxed and laid back Marsa Shagra .

Grenada offers some of the best diving in the Caribbean with over 30 dive sites available to choose from and all easily accessible by shore or boat. This year-round destination offers divers some of the best diving in the Caribbean with a wide range of diving options including amazing shipwrecks, beautiful wall dives and pinnacles, wrecks, coral gardens, muck diving and a beautiful underwater sculpture park. For us, it really is Grenada diving at its best!

The True Blue Bay Resort is our favourite resort, perched on a lush green hillside of Grenada offering guests beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and the man-made white sandy beach next to the resort’s private dock. Aquanauts is the PADI 5* certified dive centre located onsite at the marine. The professional and knowledgeable dive team offer an array of safe and exciting underwater adventures ranging from discover scuba lessons to a full variety of PADI courses or if you are a fully qualified scuba diver you can choose from one of the diving packages around the island.

Do you want to get away from it all? Then the Galapagos Islands is the perfect escape. This island archipelago is a destination that does not need any introduction and is on every diver's list. Here we guarantee you will see schools of pelagic fish on every dive and indigenous animals on tours of the islands.

The diving element of your holiday will likely be the pinnacle point of your adventure and we have plenty of options to suit all travel needs. For the most confident and adventurous our liveaboards are undoubtedly the best way to visit the Galapagos. Once you embark and commence your check dives you will get to see cow rays and Galapagos sharks. Next stop is the world-famous sites of Darwin and Wolf. Most divers look forward to their dives here as they encounter schools of pelagic fish on nearly every dive plus regular sightings of sea lions, turtles, penguins, mobula and eagle rays, seals, various species of shark including the ubiquitous hammerhead shark.

Diving aboard the Galapagos Aggressor will make a trip to remember with its quality service, guides and overall standard experience. This boat was built for spectacular diving journeys around offering some of the most respected and successful diving trips.