Some may think that unless a newly married couple are already certified divers there is no way to make scuba diving the focus of a exotic honeymoon. In fact, training, certification, and those first few spectacular dives can be a great bonding experience for newlyweds.
Resorts, particularly those known to be located in the best diving destinations, frequently offer all-inclusive package deals. Online training can start before you leave for your honeymoon followed by pool-based and open water certification classes, all the gear you’ll need, and occasionally your first certified dive is even free. Rooms for your 3 nights (and days) in training are often at a discount, and some hotels and resorts even throw in a congratulatory 4th night’s stay free. For active couples seeking a unique honeymoon experience this is an opportunity hard to beat.
Destination choices are very important – especially for novice divers. Australia, Micronesia, the Egyptian Red Sea, Belize, Hawaii and the Florida coast offer spectacular underwater views of marine life, journeys through shipwrecks, coral reefs, caves, and more. Don’t forget Grand Cayman, Bonaire, Cozumel, and Bimini for Caribbean diving destinations along with Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Combine some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the world as a backdrop to your honeymoon, with PADI Certification and dives in some of the world’s clearest and warmest waters.
Most scuba diving destinations have packages and locations just for beginners. Divers with more experience and advanced certifications can take advantage of customized cruises to less visited areas or stick to locations like the Galapagos – diving in this 80-island archipelago is for experienced divers only. Select your locations with care and make sure to check on the optimal diving season for your chosen destination.
Honeymoons are for making memories. Sharing your first diving experience is a great way to get started.