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Diving Holidays | Everything You Need To Know Before Booking Them

Diving holidays are much more than just a trip at Christmas time. They encompass the joy of scuba diving, immersing oneself in nature, and relishing unique experiences. Holiday diving entails embarking on new adventures, acquiring knowledge, and fostering friendships. If you’re passionate about the underwater world, this is the perfect place for you, as we’ll showcase a wide array of possibilities for you to scuba dive on holiday exactly how you desire.

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1. Caribbean Diving Holidays

Paradise on Earth exists, and it has perfect weather during the whole year. If we add white-sand beaches, friendly people, and a leisurely life rhythm; you will understand why The Caribbean is such an attractive destination.

Yes, surface intervals seem stressless, wait and see how relaxing a scuba diving holiday in the Caribbean can be. It hosts amazing diving spots whose main features are their biodiversity.

For that reason, Dressel Divers has offered top-notch scuba diving since 1993 in the Caribbean Sea.


1.1. Best Diving Holiday Locations in Mexico

Mexico offers one of the most accessible and exciting diving holiday spots in the world. The diving in Mexico is rich and diverse – from dramatic coral reefs surrounded by an explosion of life.

Welcome a multi-experience whereby a single dive triggers a multisensory sensation.  Diving experiences here are chosen to create a dynamic, richer, and more exciting diving holiday for our guests. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, certified diver, or advanced, here is something for everyone.

Explore during your Caribbean diving holidays a myriad of stunning locations, from vibrant coral reefs teeming with life to serene drift dives tracing verdant walls.

Mexico boasts prevalent drift diving experiences where the boat tails the divers’ bubbles, letting the current guide their underwater journey. Fins serve as rudders more than propulsion, granting a sensation of underwater flight while conserving air.

Additionally, Mexico reigns as the ultimate destination for cavern diving, particularly in its breathtaking CENOTES. Positioned perfectly for these adventures, our dive shops offer unparalleled double tank dives in the Yucatan jungle’s ponds and caverns—an extraordinary experience awaiting your discovery.

  • Shark Diving Holidays for Christmas

For any diver, diving face to face with a shark is an adrenaline rush and one of the most exciting experiences of their life.

You can have a shark diving holiday from a liveaboard, of course. Mexico’s relationship with sharks does not end there.

If you prefer a Christmas diving holiday, bull shark diving is on the menu for those with an adrenalin appetite.

Exploring the depths of Playa del Carmen alongside bull sharks is an absolute delight for every enthusiast of underwater adventures.  Nothing quite compares to the rush of adrenaline as a magnificent 440-pound shark elegantly glides towards you.

From November to March, you can dive with the incredible bull sharks in the Riviera Maya. Dressel Divers offers these excursions from all its dive centers in the area.


1.2. Scuba Diving Holiday Destinations in The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers a good bunch of diving adventures, as diverse as the culture and the terrain.

While Punta Cana and Bavaro share the country’s longest reef system, Bayahibe is known as a diving holiday spot with great dive sites, including some shipwrecks.

Some highlight spots for your Dominican dive holidays are:

Saona Island is a diver’s paradise beckoning with vibrant reefs that rank among the Dominican Republic’s finest. Its allure lies in the diverse marine life—spot turtles, seagulls, iguanas, manatees, and dolphins.

Catalina Island, though uninhabited, boasts a mesmerizing underwater world—delight in its incredible wall, coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, starfish, and a kaleidoscope of colorful species.

  • Wreck Diving Holidays

Exploring the depths during a dive holiday unveils hidden worlds beneath the waves. The allure of dive holidays isn’t just about witnessing sunken wrecks transition into vibrant coral havens—it’s the thrill of discovery. Delving into the Caribbean’s wrecks, each dive transforms you into an explorer: part treasure seeker, part historian, and part archaeologist. Imagine channeling your inner Indiana Jones while equipped with a regulator, BCD, and fins. That surge of excitement swimming by a sunken ship’s bridge, or uncovering long-lost relics submerged for ages, is an unmatched thrill. Dive into an array of shipwrecks across The Dominican Republic with Dressel Divers—explore the depths, from St. George and Atlantic Princess in Bayahibe to the Astron wreck in Bavaro.


1.3. Holidays Diving in Jamaica

Jamaica’s marine marvels lie beneath the Caribbean Sea, showcasing coral reefs bursting with vibrant hues and teeming with diverse aquatic life. These submerged treasures lure adventurers, beckoning both snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts from around the world. Amidst the underwater landscape, one can spot an abundance of angelfish, parrotfish, and blue chromes. The sheltered nooks of the Jamaican reef serve as safe havens for snappers, inviting an assortment of creatures like eels, sea snakes, octopuses, and occasionally, sharks. Among these vibrant ecosystems, jellyfish and sea turtles make frequent appearances.

Diving holidays in Jamaica should be centered on the Montego Bay Marine Park—a haven for exceptional diving experiences. Here, shallow waters boast fantastic scuba opportunities alongside intermediate and deeper walls. Encounter rays, sharks, sea turtles, an array of colorful marine life, and captivating corals up close. It’s an experience not to be missed!


1.4. Dive Holiday Packages

Explore the wonders of the Caribbean underwater world with Dressel Divers’ Dive holiday package! Dive into incredible discounts of up to 20% available exclusively online. With package options starting from just 5 single dives, these packages including free dives are tailored for you to make the most of your holiday while discovering vibrant marine life.

Valid across all our dive centers, our Dive Holiday Packages also feature exciting dive excursions. In addition, you will be able to immerse yourself in multiple single or two-tank dives daily at our Cozumel dive center, reveling in the beauty beneath the waves.

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2. Luxury Scuba Diving Holidays

Every diver has a bucket list to fulfill. The time has come to make your dreams come true. It all depends on your interests, budget, and the time you have available.

For a luxury scuba diving holiday, we can offer 2 great options.


2.1. All Inclusive Scuba Diving Holidays

With this type of scuba diving holiday, you have your base of operations in a hotel, usually on an all-inclusive basis. That’s the reason why our customers choose Iberostar and Dressel stay and dive holidays.

Let us tell you the story of Jack’s all-inclusive Scuba Diving holidays to explain better what we are talking about.

Winters in Canada are terribly harsh, Jack lives there. He works hard, takes care of his family, and dreams about his next dive trip to Playa del Carmen. Jack is a huge fan of the all-inclusive Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Dressel Divers services.

The interesting, magical, captivating thing about our all-inclusive Scuba Diving Holidays is that there he finds everything he likes. Jack customizes his diving holidays to his liking; choosing specific excursions and dives he wants to do. He adds a sunset catamaran cruise with his wife to coincide with their anniversary. When the kids come along, they all go on excursions together on Cozumel, and in Winter he loves diving with bull sharks. He can do all this because our expert professionals attend to him and assist him throughout the process.


2.2. Liveaboard Scuba Diving Holidays

Liveaboard scuba diving holidays are articulated from the vessel on which you travel and sleep. There you eat, rest, and have everything you need to prepare for the dive.

In this type of diving holiday, you do between 4 and 5 daily dives.

Are you planning your first liveaboard dive trip? Cool! We are sure that it will be an unforgettable and fantastic experience. Even more, if you trust Dressel Divers’ liveaboard diving holidays: a preselection of only the best of the best

The Dressel Divers “Liveaboard Quality Selects” take you to the best marine reserves possible to partake in dive safaris that put you face to face with wild and wonderful reef habitats.

What can you expect from our liveaboard diving holidays?

  1. Premium boats & comfortable facilities.
  2. Qualified crew and great guests.
  3. The best scuba destinations.
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3. Learn To Dive Holiday

At Dressel Divers, we’ve been training diving enthusiasts since 1993, certifying over 100,000 individuals in the art of scuba diving and still counting. That’s why we’re your ultimate choice for a dive holiday that’s both educational and exhilarating.

Immerse yourself in the world beneath the ocean’s surface during your vacation, discovering the hidden treasures that lie beyond the surface.

At all our locations, we offer a range of courses suitable for beginners and experts alike, even catering to young divers with specialized lessons for kids.

Many of our skilled team members have honed their diving expertise through our exclusive Career Development Center, ensuring they align perfectly with Dressel Divers’ philosophy and goals. They’re not just instructors; they’re advocates of our unique approach to diving.


4. Family Diving Holidays

Family diving in the Caribbean is synonymous with unforgettable vacations. Imagine, you are a family of four, and you make the “giant stride” together. Rather, one after the other, but together after all. It seems like a dream, but it is real. All of you together are exploring a magical, majestic, and blue world. That is a family diving holiday in the Caribbean

The youngest ones feel appealed by the expectation of a new world to discover. Adults are seduced by the opportunity to forget daily stress and the whole family is excited about enjoying something together. Do you want more reasons to enjoy a family diving holiday in the Caribbean? Here are: 7 Reasons to Enjoy Family Diving in The Caribbean


5. Diving Holidays for Singles

Diving holidays for singles have become a hot trend, shaking up the diving scene. More single divers are opting for a solo dive holiday, either going solo or tagging along with a non-diving companion.

Usually, diving is a social sport, where each dive turns into a social gathering, bonding over a shared love for underwater exploration. In the diving community, solo travelers rarely feel alone, easily mingling and forming connections.

At Dressel Divers, finding the right dive buddy for your solo dive holiday isn’t an issue. We prioritize pairing you with someone of a similar certification level and language, ensuring a seamless diving experience. And if needed, our Divemasters are ready to join you on your underwater adventures.

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6. Scuba Diving Holiday Insurance

Make sure your Dive Holiday is worry-free with Scuba Diving Holiday Insurance. Whether it’s your annual vacation or a spontaneous getaway, diving adds an exhilarating dimension to your travels.

The advancements in dive technology have bolstered safety measures, making it a popular recreational pursuit. But diving isn’t risk-free, which is why having insurance isn’t just wise—it’s often mandatory in many places.

At various dive centers, you’ll need diving insurance, your certification, and medical clearance to take the plunge.


7. Why Should You Choose Dressel Divers for Your Diving Holidays?

Over 200 unparalleled dive holiday experiences are available! — Whether you’re a seasoned diver or just starting out, create your own scuba memories at diverse spots.

Get expert advice for planning your dive holidays. — We’re more than agents; we’re here to transform your scuba adventures into lifelong memories.

Better prices— Enjoy a 20% online discount for early bookings and choose from our varied dive holiday packages suiting every budget.

Purpose-built boats— Reach dive sites comfortably within 15 minutes from all bases.

Free Nitrox in Mexico and available in Bayahibe — Safer and extended dives with Dressel Divers.

Trusted quality—Thousands of reviews on TripAdvisor and Google vouch for our high standards

Commitment to the sea— Enjoy a diving holiday practicing eco-conscious scuba.