Luxtripper Travel Editor
Check out the best places in the world to enjoy luxury scuba diving!
Mahé Island is the most developed island in the Seychelles and has some exceptional diving spots. Along the West coast you will find a stretch of pristine beaches as well as top-class resorts and even the opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks.
Praslin Island is a sleepy, chilled out island located northeast of Mahé and has a wealth of diving opportunities for those who venture there. With world-renowned beaches such as Anse Geogette and Anse Lazio, Praslin Island is the perfect place to chill in-between exploring the underwater world.
La Digue is the smallest of the three main Islands and is made up of beautiful beaches. The endearing chilled out island vibe makes this place the ideal location to relax. It is also the destination for dives in smaller groups, so for a more intimate diving session, La Digue is the place to come.
Where to stay in Seychelles: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Koh Tao in Thailand is a tropical haven for anybody looking for amazing and affordable diving opportunities. It has just the right amount of down time and nightlife and people flock from all over the world to complete their diving certification here. There are countless dive centres and competition is high, offering guests the chance to become qualified scuba divers.
Koh Samui is not only full of amazing luxurious resorts to stay at but is also another gateway to a whole pot of diving opportunities. With Koh Tao only a short boat ride away, you can combine staying on Koh Samui with diving the sites around Koh Tao. Some of the dive sites here are famed for being some of the best in the whole gulf of Thailand, from beginners to masters, there are sites for all levels of divers.
Where to stay in Koh Samui: Banyan Tree Samui
French Polynesia is an archipelago of stunning islands and islets and is also home to some of the most exceptional diving spots around the world. There are plenty of spectacular sites including the absolutely beautiful waters that surround the island of Moorea, as well as the paradise-like lagoons that welcome all who visit Bora Bora. We recommend an island hopping holiday that takes you across a few of these dazzling islands.
Where to stay in French Polynesia: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa
Whether you’re an advanced diver or you’ve never dived before, St Lucia has plenty of dive sites for people of all levels. Scuba divers from all over the world flock here to explore the underwater world. You get the chance to dive between pristine pinnacles laced in coral and surrounded by an array of multi-coloured sponges.
Where to stay in St Lucia: Jade Mountain Resort
The Maldives is home to 26 stunning atolls which all boast a vast variety of marine life. The slow paced current means divers can drift leisurely whilst taking in the sights around them. Get the chance to swim with manta rays as well as an array of other sea life. Drift around the stunning reefs and make the most of the teeming life below the Indian Ocean.
There are many islands in the Maldives, so we have picked some resorts that you can base yourself at and enjoy the diving in the surrounding ocean.
Where to stay in Maldives: Baros Maldives