Santa Maria caves in Gozo
A mobula ray in the Azores
An underwater canyon in Gozo


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For a summer or autumn getaway, diving holidays in Europe are just the ticket. Within a few hours’ easy travel from the UK, divers will have the chance to see their favourite European destinations from a different perspective, navigating the best dives sites whether as a beginner or a dab diving hand. Scuba diving in Europe ranges from intriguing wreck dives to blue water diving, exploring caves and caverns or diving between tectonic plates. Diving holidays in Europe are ideal for families, with gentle conditions and excellent visibility, as well as plenty to enjoy as a family above the waves. Scuba diving is a great bonding experience and available to all ages and levels of fitness, and without the headache of long haul flights with little ones, our family clients come back to Reefscape time and time again for their scuba diving trips a little closer to home. 

A manta ray in the Azores

manta ray, Azores

A blue shark in the Azores

blue shark diving, Azores

Santa Maria dive site in Gozo

Santa Maria Reef, comino

A dusky grouper in the Azores

dusky grouper, Azores

A mobula ray in the Azores

mobula ray, azores

Dwejra Bay in Gozo

dwejra bay, gozo

A hermit crab in Gozo

crab, gozo

An aerial of Vila Franca Islet in the Azores

vila franca islet, Sao Miguel, Azores

Aerial of Gozo coastline

gozo coastline

Dusky grouper and diver in the Azores

dusky grouper & diver

In Depth

Despite having no coral reefs, the Mediterranean offers something a little different, with 40% of marine species in the Mediterranean being native to the region, meaning scuba diving can still be thrilling in these waters. Visiting the sleepy island of Gozo, off the coast of Malta, divers are greeted with a proliferation of marine life, tucked into crevices and haloed with streams of blue light filtering through the clear water. Visibility can reach 30m+ when the conditions are right and the underwater topography is stunning. Scorpionfish, flying gurnards and common octopus can be seen gliding over the sea floor, while moray eels lurk in overhangs and bejewelled wrasses glint over rocky outcrops. World War II Wrecks are dotted with nudibranchs (tiny, brightly coloured sea slug-type invertebrates) which come in a stunning and somewhat otherworldly palette.

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Our Diving Destinations in Europe

Call us now to speak with a specialist who has dived in this area and start planning your trip.