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DIVING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
The UK has some fabulous diving in her seas, not least on the hundreds of wrecks. There is also beautiful marine life and at times stunning visibility. The best time to dive in the UK is September and October as they are the warmest months for diving, February and March the coldest.
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Portugal is possibly the most diverse diving destination in Europe. With a long Atlantic coastline, wreck enthusiasts will delight in Portugal’s variety of sunken ships and submarines from its long maritime history.
In addition to this historical encyclopedia of wrecks, many marine reserves and parks provide plentiful habitat for a variety of fish life and corals.
The coral reefs of Zanzibar are some of the most abundant in the world with over 500 species of marine species. In turn warm Indian Ocean water creates water temperatures consistently around 80F (27C) and visibility that often exceeds 100ft (30m).
Zanzibar is a dive location where there is something for everyone, the snorkelers, the macro lovers and the deep divers. With over 30 dive sites that include, reef, wall and wreck diving, Zanzibar is more than just a beach island to relax. Levan Bank off the northern tip of Zanzibar is one of the islands' most famous and impressive dives, where strong currents create a haven for big game fish such as kingfish, trevally and tuna.
The Gulf of Thailand is the body of water below Bangkok, to the East of the Thai peninsula. Some of the best diving here is around Koh Tao and Koh Chang offering some of the best diving in the world; with fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles and open ocean seamounts. Thailand has very clear waters and an average sea temperature of 28 oC.
A hidden gem that has been referred to as "The last hidden treasure of Europe", the Azores holds spectacular underwater landscape and nutrient-rich water which acts as a passing refuge for marine species from the colossal blue whale to the minuscule sea horse.
The Maldives archipelago consists of 1,199 islands, with only 202 inhabited. With its azure lagoons and its 26 white sand atolls, the Maldives can satisfy all your desires for adventure and emotion. Year-round warm waters, clear visibility and super-sized marine life, ensure the Indian Ocean is one of our favourites for underwater adventure.
The Maldives is also the perfect place for all divers from beginners to super expert.
Queensland's Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest and healthiest coral reef system. In fact, it's the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space.
Made up of nearly 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays, it's the world's largest single structure made of living organisms.
Divers revere the reef for its biodiversity and the local aboriginal people hold it as a sacred component of their spirituality. It is a truly magical place.
DIVING IN PHUKET, THAILAND
Phuket is the gateway to some of the best scuba diving in Thailand. One of the main advantages of Phuket is that you can dive the best sites all round the Andaman Sea, for example around Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Dive the excellent dive sites of Anemone Reef and Shark Point and much more whilst enjoying the fabulous hospitality of Aochalong Resort with LoveScuba.
Cyprus has a multitude of divesites along its south coast - from the shallow rocky coastline around Agia Napa and Protaras to the wreck of the Zenobia in Larnaca - one of the top 5 wrecks in the world - to the shallow wrecks and shores in Limassol and the deeper rocky coastline around Paphos and the Akamas. There is something for everyone and for all levels of divers.