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Other spectacular locations for liveaboard dive vacations include the Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Djibouti and Micronesia.

We now offer diving holidays in more than 30 countries, right across the globe. Use our world map to locate a destination that's suitable for you. We have some of the world's best scuba travel destinations lined up for you, including - Komodo and Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Palau , Maldives , the Red Sea , the Philippines , Sipadan Island in Malaysia, Australia's Great Barrier Reef , Cocos in Costa Rica, Galapagos in Ecuador, Socorro and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, and the Blue Hole in Belize.

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We know the dive destinations and operators we recommend - Unlike many travel agents, we go to the places we promote. We know which operators can deliver a great vacation for you and which ones can't! We have over 100 first hand staff liveaboard and resort trip reports. That's what makes us different. When you book with us you can relax; you will get exactly what you expect from your diving package, without any unwanted surprises.

We are a long-established business - Travel agencies can come and go. Dive The World has been around a long time, having operated since 2002. We are a recognised and trusted name in the scuba diving industry. Our staff are PADI instructors and divemasters with decades of experience diving around the world. Our staff also have many years’ experience of working with people like you to arrange dive holidays to fulfil all their expectations, a job they love!

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Returning customer discounts - a huge range of options all over the world - Our aim is to make your life easier by finding you the best value tours to fit your budget. Repeat customers are entitled to a 5-10% discount off future bookings with us. We have the biggest choice of destinations and vacations across all price ranges so you can always find a deal to suit you - whether it's an expense-be-damned luxury liveaboard diving charter, a backpacker-style dive resort, scuba lessons, or just a simple day trip. It pays you to stick with us!

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Diving Tours & Trips

Explore below the water's edge with a Diving adventure and keep your eyes open for sharks, turtles and other marine creatures. If you’ve only ever been snorkeling before, this is your chance to learn how to scuba dive or to simply enjoy spending time on a remote beach or island.

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Thai Intro + Dive Tour

Thai Intro + Dive

was a awesome tour, Ethan was a grheat leader and everyone got on great

Learn To Dive (5 Days) Tour

  • Christmas & New Year

Learn To Dive (5 Days)

Absolutely amazing, best instructors!
  • €100 deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure Tour

Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure

Go For It! A truly amazing Active Adventure!

Red Sea Diving 8 days from Amman Tour

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Red Sea Diving 8 days from Amman

It was an excellent experience. Some ideas for improvement are to provide times re: departures and provide possible side trips that can be booked upon arrival. We had a free day in Amman and ended up booking a driver but would have preferred to book with you (if I had known the day was free). We loved the extra day on the yacht to go snorkelling but could have had more time I either Wadi Rum or Petra.

Galapagos Scuba Dive - 5 Days  Tour

Galapagos Scuba Dive - 5 Days

Dive to Adventure (3 Days) Tour

Dive to Adventure (3 Days)

Benin Expeditions 23Days/22Nights Tour

Benin Expeditions 23Days/22Nights

7 Day 6 Night Open Water PADI Scuba Dive Course in Nusa Lembongan Tour

7 Day 6 Night Open Water PADI Scuba Dive Course in Nusa Lembongan

Fantastic experience, from pick up in Bali to farewell on Nusa beach. The team really look after you and make sure your needs are catered for. The local dive school really know their stuff and are passionate on sharing their island! You get a taste of the surfing experience included in your stay and then a couple of free days to explore the island more or dive or surf more.

Tour to Northern Ethiopia Tour

Tour to Northern Ethiopia

My friend and I were travelling in and around Bahir Dar. Tankwa Tours was very competent and helpful, they've organised a boat trip and camping at the nilefalls for us during the difficult times of the Coronavirus.
  • 5% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Galapagos Dive Discovery - 4 Days Tour

Galapagos Dive Discovery - 4 Days

12 Days/11  Nights Mozambique Dive Safari (Non-diver) Tour

12 Days/11 Nights Mozambique Dive Safari (Non-diver)

Zanzibar Diving Holiday Tour

Zanzibar Diving Holiday

12 Days/ 11Nights Mozambique dive safari Non- diver (comfort) Tour

12 Days/ 11Nights Mozambique dive safari Non- diver (comfort)

Highlights of Eastern Nosy Be Tour

Highlights of Eastern Nosy Be

5D/4N Manila & Boracay Tour Tour

5D/4N Manila & Boracay Tour

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I loved every bit of this trip in Thailand. Everyone was wonderful, too. Made friends from all over the world that will last forever. Definitely will be back in Thailand. Our guide Paige from Intro was amazing. She was funny & caring. Even after the Intro tour, the scuba diving trainers from SimpleLife were amazing, too. They were very detailed on our 20 safety skill test. Everyone felt anxious when we first started, but at the end we felt confident & comfortable in case if anything happened. There is always room for improvement with more dive, we will get better. The only reason why I took out a star was because of the cost. Be aware you are only getting like 8 meals throughout the 13 days & may pay a bit for the transportation. It would be reasonable to have at least one meal a day.

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Cabo san lucas marine park • corridor • gordo banks • cabo pulmo.

At the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, you will find Cabo San Lucas, famous for its scuba diving tours. The unique location between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez allows a plethora of marine life, from invertebrates to whales, to appear. Throughout the year we are lucky enough to see the migrations of multiple shark species, humpback whales, bait balls, in addition to one of the largest aggregations of rays on the planet of mobula rays.

Here at Dive Cabo, above all we pride ourselves on our industry-leading customer service. From your first email conversation with us, to walking away after the dives with your free photos and videos on your phone, we promise to provide you with personal, hands-on service throughout. Wether your desire is to witness a humpback whale breaching, snorkel the life-filled waters of the Cabo San Lucas marine park, or dive with hammerhead sharks at Gordo Banks, Dive Cabo is here to give you memories that will last you a lifetime.

2 Tank Dive - Cabo San Lucas Marine Park

Land's end • pelican rock • neptune's finger • middle wall • north wall.

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Price – Group Tour: $110 USD per diver (taxes incl.) 10% off for cash

Availability: Sun, Mon, Wed, Fridays from 8:00 – 12:30   |   Daily from 13:30 – 17:00

Included: Taxes and marine park fees, 2 boat dives, tanks and weights, Nitrox (request in advanced), underwater photography service. Drinks, snack and a scuba refresher program (upon request)

Add Ons: Equipment rental – $35 US   |   Private Dive Guide – $100 USD Passenger / Snorkelers – $45 US   |   Additional Dive – $40 US

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  2-Tank Dive (Certified Divers) Cabo San Lucas Marine Park

2 Tank Dive - The Corridor

Whales head • gavilanes • chileno bay • blow hole • santa maria bay • los morros.

Price – Group Tour: $120 USD per Diver (10% off for cash payments)

Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Included: Taxes and marine park fees  |  2 boat dives, tanks and weights Photography service  |  Nitrox (request in advanced) Drinks and snacks and a scuba refresher upon request

Add Ons: Equipment rental – $35 US   |   Private Dive Guide – $100 US Passenger / Snorkelers – $45 US   |   Additional Dive – $40 US

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2-Tank Dive (Certified Divers) Corridor

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Discover Scuba Diving • First Time Divers

Non-certified divers • no previous dive experience needed.

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Prices – Group Tour: $140 US  –   1 scuba dives $170 US  –   2 scuba dives (on the same day) Taxes incl.  |  10% off for cash payments

Availability: Daily from 13:00 – 17:00. Morning tours only available on request

Included: Taxes and marine park fees  |  Full Dive Equipment Rental Underwater photography service  |  Drinks and snacks

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3 Tank Dive - The Corridor & Cabo San Lucas Marine Park

Chileno bay • gavilanes • whale's head • blow hole • pelican rock • land's end • neptune's finger.

Price – 3 Tank Dive: $170 USD per diver (10% off for cash payments)

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00 – 14:30

Included: Taxes and marine park fees  |  3 boat dives, tanks and weights Nitrox (request in advanced)  |  Photography service. Drinks, snack and a scuba refresher program (upon request)

Add Ons: Equipment rental – $35 US   |   Private Dive Guide – $100 USD Passenger / Snorkelers – $45 US

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Night Diving - Cabo San Lucas Marine Park

North wall • pelican rock • neptune's finger.

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Price – Night Diving: $120 USD per diver (10% off for cash payments)

Availability: Daily, somewhere between 17:00 – 21:00. We feel that diving as the sun sets is the most relaxing type of dive and then slowly transition into the dark. Therefore our check in time depends on when the sun sets. 

Included: 1 boat dives, tanks, weights and dive lights. Taxes and park fees  |   Drinks and Snack

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Shark Diving - Gordo Banks

Hammerhead sharks • mobula rays • humpback whale's • striped marlin.

Price – 2 Tank Dive: $225 USD per diver (taxes included) 10% off for cash payments

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays From 7:15 – 15:00

Included: 2 boat dives, tanks and weights, Underwater photography service  |  Drinks and snack

Add Ons: Equipment rental – $35 US   |   Private Dive Guide – $100 USD

Gordo Bank Dives (Hammerhead Shark Drive)

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Cabo Pulmo - Full Day Dive Excursion

El bajo • el cantil • vencedor • islotes • eperanza • bajo de 100.

Price: $275 USD per Diver Taxes and park fees Included

Availability: Daily from 6:30 – 17:00  |  min 2 divers

Included: 2 boat dives, tanks, weights and lunch. Round trip transportation from your hotel.

Add Ons: Dive Equipement Rental – $35 USD Private Dive Guide – $100 USD

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Multiple Day • Dive Packages

Cabo san lucas marine park • gordo banks • corridor • cabo pulmo.

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2 Day Dive Packages

$210 USD:   2 x Cabo San Lucas $220 USD:   1 x Cabo San Lucas , 1 x The Corridor $320 USD:   1 x Cabo San Lucas ,  1 x Gordo Banks, $380 USD:   1 x Cabo San Lucas , 1 x Cabo Pulmo  $490 USD:   1 x Cabo Pulmo, 1 x Gordo Banks (Dive Pro’s only)

3 Day Dive Packages

$320 USD:   2 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor $330 USD:   1 x Cabo San Lucas , 2 x Corridor $430 USD:   1 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor,  1 x Gordo Banks $495 USD:  1 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor,  1 x Cabo Pulmo $595 USD:   1 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x C. Pulmo, 1 x Gordo Banks

4 Day Dive Packages

$415 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas Marine Park, 2 x Corridor $510 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor,  1 x Gordo Banks $610 USD: 1 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor,  2 x Gordo Banks $580 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor,  1 x Cabo Pulmo $685 USD: 1 x C. San L.ucas, 1 x Corridor, 1 x C. Pulmo, 1 x Gordo Banks

5 Day Dive Packages

$515 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas Marine Park, 2 x Corridor $615 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas, 2 x Corridor,  1 x Gordo Banks $710 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas, 1 x Corridor,  2 x Gordo Banks $690 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas, 2 x Corridor,  1 x Cabo Pulmo $785 USD: 2 x C. San Lucas, 1 x Corridor, 1 x C. Pulmo, 1 x Gordo Banks

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6 Day Dive Packages

$585 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas, 3 x Corridor $675 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas, 2 x Corridor,  1 x Gordo Banks $775 USD: 2 x Cabo San Lucas, 2 x Corridor,  2 x Gordo Banks $760 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas, 2 x Corridor,  1 x Cabo Pulmo $855 USD: 2 x C. San Lucas, 2 x Corridor, 1 x C. Pulmo, 1 x G. Banks

7 Day Dive Packages

$680 USD: 4 x Cabo San Lucas, 3 x Corridor $775 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas, 3 x Corridor,  1 x Gordo Banks $865 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas, 2 x Corridor,  2 x Gordo Banks $860 USD: 3 x Cabo San Lucas, 3 x Corridor,  1 x Cabo Pulmo $950 USD: 3 x C. San Lucas, 2 x Corridor, 1 x C. Pulmo, 1 x G. Banks

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Whether you’re looking forward to a weekend getaway to your nearest coast or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation on the other side of the world, careful planning is the key to a successful scuba diving trip. Follow our simple steps to ensure that you choose the destination that best suits your experience and interests and ensure that everything runs smoothly once you get there.  

Choosing Where to Go

We all know how important location is for every kind of adventure, and underwater ones are no exception. There are many different factors to consider when choosing your next diving destination .

First, consider your budget. How much are you willing to spend traveling to your vacation spot, and what’s the cost of day-to-day living in the destination? For example, flights to Thailand from the United States are more expensive than a quick jaunt down to the Caribbean. Still, accommodation, food, dive equipment rentals, boat charters, and dive courses are considerably cheaper. For this reason, be sure to consider every expense when making a decision based on cost. 

Next, decide how long you want to spend on your next diving adventure. If the answer is just a few days, that obviously limits your options no matter the size of your budget. When you can take time off is also important. If you are restricted to a certain time of year, you’ll want to look at the dive destinations that offer the best weather and water conditions at that time. Many popular locations (especially tropical ones) are very seasonal when it comes to prime diving time. 

Dive Conditions

If your options haven’t already been narrowed down by budget and timing, the next factor to consider is the kind of diving you would like to do. Do you prefer balmy water temperatures and crystal clear visibility for underwater photography ? Are you aching to try your hand at ice diving? Altitude diving? Or maybe you want to explore historic wrecks? Certain bucket-list marine animals are only found in specific locations. The type of diving that you want to do will impact your destination options. Your skill level can also affect your options. Some dive destinations are notorious for deep dive sites and strong currents, making them off-limits to beginner divers.

Specific Dive Destinations 

Need some inspiration? We've rounded up some of the best dive destinations for specific interests. 

Beginner Diving

  • Florida Keys , U.S.: The Florida Keys stand out for the beginner-friendly conditions (including warm water temperatures, great visibility, and limited current) and abundance of rewarding shallow sites perfect for open water training.
  • Koh Tao , Thailand: Koh Tao is also well-suited to beginner divers in forgiving conditions and a wealth of shallow yet beautiful dive sites. It also has many dive centers to choose from and some of the cheapest rates in the world for entry-level scuba courses.
  • Cozumel, Mexico: Cozumel spoils beginner divers with various dive sites within the required depth limit, all of them teeming with marine life. Courses are affordable, and there are also more challenging sites for those that want to progress onto an advanced course.

Wreck Diving

  • Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia: This lagoon was used as a Japanese naval base during World War II. In 1943, Operation Hailstone was launched by Americans, sending more than 50 ships and 250 planes to a watery grave.
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic, U.S.: This stretch of treacherous North Carolina coastline is named for the more than 1,000 shipwrecks found between Currituck Beach and Cape Fear.
  • Coron Bay, Philippines: Coron Bay is the site of another sunken Japanese supply fleet sent to the bottom during a bombing attack in 1944.

Shark Diving 

  • Tiger Beach, The Bahamas: Tiger Beach is a famous underwater amphitheater defined by its white sand floor, crystal clear visibility, and up-close shark encounters. Top species include tiger sharks, giant hammerheads, and Caribbean reef sharks.
  • Aliwal Shoal, South Africa: Enjoy baited shark dives with oceanic blacktip sharks, with other species (ranging from duskies to bull sharks and great whites) often coming to visit. Sandtiger sharks are spotted on the reef in the winter months.
  • Beqa Lagoon, Fiji: Beqa Lagoon is home to eight different shark species. It is most famous for close encounters with super-sized bull sharks, many of which gather to gestate in the lagoon's warm, clear waters.

Muck Diving

  • Mabul, Malaysia: This dive destination off the coast of Borneo famous for its muck diving opportunities. Expect an astonishing variety of macro critters, from ribbon eels and mandarin fish to tiny pygmy seahorses. 
  • Lembeh, Indonesia: This is a renowned macro photographer's destination, thanks to its black volcanic sand, which provides the perfect backdrop for many colorful macro species.

Temperate Diving 

  • Silfra Fissure, Iceland: Located in Thingvellir National Park , a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Silfra Fissure is the place to visit if you've ever wanted to dive between two tectonic plates in the world's clearest glacial meltwater.
  • Channel Islands , U.S.: This national park offers fantastic opportunities for boat-based diving amongst giant kelp forests, where cold-water species including sea lions and bat rays thrive.
  • Scapa Flow, Scotland: This is the ultimate wreck-diving destination for drysuit divers. At the end of the First World War, 74 German naval ships were intentionally scuttled here to prevent them from passing into British hands.

Planning and Preparing for Your Trip

Once you have decided on your dream destination, there are many elements to consider in the planning phase. First are the practicalities: How are you going to get there? If you’ll be flying, is there an airline that stands out for its generous luggage allowance (so that you can pack more scuba gear without worrying about overweight fees)? If driving is possible, how long will it take? Will you need to plan overnight stops along the way? Do you need any special paperwork for border crossings? 

The next step is to book your accommodation. It often makes sense to choose a hotel with an attached dive center or a hotel that offers a shuttle service to a nearby dive shop. Alternatively, consider combining your diving and sleeping even more seamlessly with a liveaboard dive trip . These are particularly popular (and often quite economical) in Egypt, Thailand, and The Bahamas. You’ll be able to fit in more dive time and can enjoy the luxury of living, dining, and sleeping on the boat in between underwater sessions.

If you plan to take your own gear with you, you’ll need to make sure that everything is working properly. That means checking the seals and valves on your buoyancy control device (BCD), ensuring your low-pressure inflator hose connects securely, having your regulators serviced, and checking the straps on your mask and fins. Taking a camera with you? Charge your batteries, grease your O-rings, and be sure there’s plenty of space on the memory card. If you plan on renting equipment, make sure you know where you’ll be renting from and consider booking the correct sizes in advance.

Lastly, don’t forget the paperwork. In addition to flight tickets, proof of accommodation, and proof of transfer reservations, be sure to check whether you need a visa for your destination. Do this well in advance because although some countries allow you to purchase a visa on arrival, others may require you to apply at an embassy or consulate in your home country. Some destinations (especially those within a national park or marine protected area) also require you to purchase a dive permit, while others require proof of certain vaccinations.

Choosing a Tour Company or Dive Center

Unless you have all of your own gear, a buddy to dive with, sufficient knowledge of your intended dive site, and a way to get to it independently, you’re going to need the services of a dive center, liveaboard, or dedicated diving tour company. Choose the right one, and you should be able to arrange dive courses, fun dives, equipment rental, and transport as required. But how do you know which is the best one for you? 

The first step is usually to narrow centers down to those affiliated with your chosen training organization (i.e., PADI, SSI, NAUI, or one of the other main programs). This is true whether you’re already certified or planning to become so. This way, you can be sure that your qualification will be accepted and that the instructors and/or dive guides dive according to the practices you’re familiar with. Next, compare pricing, availability for your chosen dates, and the diversity of courses, dive sites, and specialty diving experiences offered.

Finally, it’s an excellent idea to check out the experience of previous guests by reading reviews. That way, you’ll be able to read up-to-date opinions on crucial elements such as customer service (including the competency of the center’s instructors, the knowledge and enthusiasm of its dive guides, and the friendliness of its shop-based staff). You’ll also be able to find out more about the quality of the dive gear available to rent, how convenient the shop is for reaching the dive sites, and more.

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What to Pack 

Your packing list and precise clothing requirements will depend on your destination's topside weather and underwater conditions. Nevertheless, here’s our comprehensive overview of the essentials that you should consider for every trip. Remember that if you don’t have your own scuba gear, you will need to investigate where, how, and how much it costs to rent on arrival.     

  • Passport or identification 
  • Wallet or purse with cash and credit cards
  • Dive certification card 
  • Diving logbook
  • Dive computer 
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Weight belt or integrated pockets
  • Weights (if traveling locally)
  • Air Cylinder (if traveling locally)
  • Dive boots and/or socks
  • Dive gloves and/or hood
  • Spares kit (O-rings, mask strap, fin straps)
  • Surface marker buoy/delayed surface marker buoy and reel (for drift diving)
  • Primary and backup torches (for night diving)
  • Underwater camera, including strobes, housing, battery charger, and cables
  • Marine life identification book 
  • Mesh bag for wet gear
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Clothing for other activities/going out
  • Beach towel 
  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, sunhat)
  • Insect repellent
  • Money belt 
  • First aid kit 
  • Seasickness medication
  • Prescription medications
  • Toiletries and hygiene products
  • Language phrasebook

Important Safety Considerations

A scuba diving trip should be memorable for all the right reasons, which is why it’s important to consider your safety both on land and in the water. 

  • Once you have chosen a dive destination, be sure to check with your doctor whether you will require any vaccinations. For some countries, proof of certain vaccinations is an entry requirement; it’s simply the sensible thing to do for others. If you’re headed to a malaria area , enquire about the safest prophylactics to use while diving. 
  • For mosquito-borne diseases that can’t be medicated against, wearing insect repellent and long-sleeved clothing is the best way to avoid infection. You should also determine whether the local tap water is safe to drink and if any specific foods are best avoided. Don’t forget to stock up on any prescription medications and to carry a doctor’s letter to prevent any issues at customs. If you have any preexisting or temporary medical conditions that could affect your ability to dive safely, make sure to get a doctor’s written approval to dive before departure.
  • Before you book your trip, check whether there are any travel advisories in place for your destination. These are issued for everything from health concerns to terrorism and often warn against regions or cities that are particularly unsafe. Always book accommodation in a safe neighborhood, keep your cash in several different, well-concealed stashes, and make copies of your passport and visa before traveling. 
  • Travel insurance is essential, as is checking that your policy covers you for diving specifically. Look at taking out insurance with the Divers Alert Network (DAN) for the most comprehensive coverage. Other diving-related safety precautions include enrolling in a refresher course to ensure that life-saving skills (from gear maintenance to safe ascent rates and air supply management) are foremost in your mind. 

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