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Shore Based Diving Holidays

With over 40 resorts we have been careful to select a wide range of hotels to suit all. Whether as a single traveller or part of a group, looking for budget or luxury hotel with spa we can find the perfect location for you. Our hotels are selected for their quality and ease of access to the best dive sites, many with dive centres within the hotel grounds.

Choice of Locations
Shore based diving can be found all over the world. It is perfect for those taking their first steps or those who wish to have independence to dive when it suits them. Here are a selection of some of our recommended shore based diving resorts:


Red Sea
The Red Sea offers some excellent shore based diving. Dahab offers a sociable, small diving resort with and yoga and excursions, Safaga has a choice of 3*, 4* and 5* all inclusive resorts and Marsa Alam on the very southern Egyptian Red Sea coast, is perfect for a quite resort with range of diving for all levels. All resorts hotels with dive centres on site and excellent fringing reefs and dive sites. El Quesir has a BSAC dive camp with some of the very best, pristine reefs, uncrowded diving and unlimited shore diving packages.

Caribbean
Some of the very best shore diving in the world is found in the Caribbean. For those who wish to go it alone - Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles offers a unique concept of drive and dive with over 80 shore diving sites, crystall clear water and divers hotel to be social with other dives over a meal or few drinks. St Kitts is perfect for learn to dive and offers gentle shore conditions. If you're looking for luxury or romance, St Lucia has world heritage diving sites just minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches.

Maldives
Some truly outstanding diving offshore reefs. We have a choice of over 96 Maldives islands from the small, intimate Eriyadu resort - perfect for those on a budget. Well known 4* Reethi Beach Resorts, excellent value 4* Kuredu island with all inclusive packages and many other activities including watersports and golf. Our range of luxury island resorts include the Conrad Rangali Spa and premium all inclusive Lily Beach with stunning accommodation and first class PADI dive centres on each island. More >

Far East
Bali has superb shore diving with house reef right outside your luxury spa hotel. Combine with day diving excursions to see famous dive sites the Liberty Bell wreck, world class critter diving in 'Secret Garden' dive site. Manado offers numerous fringing house reef options in North Sulawesi, Indosesia plus chance to dive the Bukanen National Park. Both offer a range of amazing colour sealife, ideal for photographers. Both unique destinations for diving and cultural experience with stunning landscapes above and below the water.

These are just a few of our recommended shore diving locations. For further suggestions and expert advice call us on 01273 844919 or choose from one of our other diving destinations here >


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.