Diving trips abroad to remember: 8 unforgettable underwater places!

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Discover the beauty of the underwater world with a PADI instructor

Valters Preimanis is an experienced PADI instructor who has been sharing his passion for diving with other divers for years. He has traveled the world exploring different dive sites and meeting incredible marine life. In this article, Walter will share his experience and recommend 8 unforgettable dive sites that every PADI certified diver from Europe should visit.

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Whether you're an experienced diver or just starting your diving adventure, Walter's tips and advice will help you discover the magic of the underwater world.

Read on to learn about Walter's favorite dive sites and get inspired for your next dive trip!

Valters Preimanis with diving friends in Egypt, Red Sea
Valters Preimanis with diving friends in Egypt, Red Sea

How does traveling and scuba diving abroad and in different places positively change people?

Traveling and scuba diving abroad and in different places can have a positive effect on people in different ways. These experiences can broaden horizons, teach new skills, and promote greater openness and tolerance.

Advice from diving expert Walter Preimans
Advice from diving expert Walter Preimans

Expands horizons:

Traveling to new places exposes people to different cultures, traditions and ways of thinking. It can help you get rid of prejudices and see the world from a new perspective. Scuba diving allows you to explore a world that is usually hidden from view, revealing the incredible diversity and splendor of marine life.

Teaches new skills:

When traveling and diving, people often need to learn new skills to adapt to new environments and conditions. This may include learning a language, learning new cooking techniques, or being able to navigate an unfamiliar environment. Diving requires the acquisition of specific skills and knowledge that help improve self-confidence and the ability to solve problems.

Promotes greater openness and tolerance:

By meeting and getting to know people from different cultures, people can develop greater understanding and tolerance for differences. This can reduce prejudice and promote greater empathy for others. The diving community is known for its cohesiveness and camaraderie, where people from all over the world come together to share their love of the sport of diving.

Five tips for getting the most out of your travel and diving experience

  1. Choose different countries to travel to, don't sit in one place: Each country offers a unique experience and culture, so don't be afraid to explore new places and expand your horizons.
  2. Learn new languages or phrases: Even if you only know a few basic words of the local language, it can greatly improve your communication with the locals and make your trip more enjoyable.
  3. Get to know people from other worlds, expand your circle of friends: While traveling and diving, you will have the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and make new friends. Openness and friendliness will help you get unforgettable memories and experiences.
  4. Try the local cuisine: Each culture has its own cooking traditions that reflect the availability and history of local products. Don't hesitate to try new dishes and flavors to get to know the local flavor.
  5. Openness and positive attitude: The most important thing is to be open to new experiences and to be positive about everything that travel and diving has to offer. Get out of your comfort zone and indulge in adventures that will enrich your inner world.

Traveling and scuba diving can be an unforgettable experience that will positively affect your personality and outlook on the world. Discover the courage to get to know the new and don't be afraid to dive into the world of unforgettable adventures!

Diving Adventures to Remember: 8 Unforgettable Underwater Sites!

For a PADI certified diver from Europe, there are many exciting dive sites available around the world. Here are 8 detailed descriptions of the most interesting dive sites:

1. Albania:

  • Ksamil: This place offers crystal clear water and colorful corals, as well as a chance to see shipwrecks.
  • Sazan Island: The island is uninhabited and offers unspoiled nature and abundant marine life.

2. Egypt:

  • Red sea: Famous for its colorful corals and sharks, dolphins, turtles and an incredible variety of fish species.
  • Wreck of the Thistlegorm: A World War II wreck that is one of the most popular dive sites in the world.

3. Cyprus:

  • Wreck of the Zenobia: A ferry that sank in 1978 and is now home to a variety of sea creatures.
  • Larnaca Bay: Shallow water and colorful corals make it ideal for beginners.

4. Island of Malta:

  • Blue Grotto: An underground cave system with spectacular light and water color play.
  • Wreck of Um El Faroud: The wreck of a British warship that sank in 1912.

5. Canary Islands:

  • El Hierro: A volcanic island with spectacular dive sites and unique marine life.
  • Lanzarote: Colorful lava rocks and corals that make for picturesque dive sites.

6. Ireland:

  • Skellig Michael: Known from “Star Wars”, the island offers impressive cliffs and underwater caves.
  • Achill Island: Dive sites with abundant marine life including sharks and seals.
Walters Priemanis, a diver in Iria, Ireland

7. Norway:

  • Trollfjorden: A fjord with steep cliffs and an impressive depth.
  • Lyngenfjorden: Dive sites with arctic marine fauna including polar bears and seals.

8. France:

  • Calanques National Park: Magnificent cliffs and caves that offer exciting diving spots.
  • Mediterranean Sea: Diverse dive sites with corals, fish and historical sites.
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When choosing a dive site, it's important to consider experience level, interests and budget. By exploring the various options, you are sure to find the perfect spot for your next diving adventure!