Scuba diving offers the chance to get up close and personal with many species of marine life. Many of the dive sites around the world attract tourists from all over, eager to explore the crystal clear waters, the coral reefs and the rich variety of life that calls it home.

Many enthusiasts choose to book their excursions through specialist holiday companies, and there are a wide range of resorts that offer boat trips and scuba excursions around the world.

Finding a dive site that suits your experience level is relatively easy, with most dive sites offering lessons for beginners, as well as different types of excursion

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