Scuba diving is an idyllic vacation. Under the water, everything is peaceful as you float along with colorful fish, see bright corals, and sometimes run into more exotic creatures like snakes and sharks. So for that reason, many people like to take an all-inclusive scuba diving vacation package.
Inclusive Or All-Inclusive?
The basic scuba diving vacation package usually includes a room for a few nights at a hotel plus a few hours of renting scuba diving equipment. But there are plenty of other options to think about adding.
Even if you do not know how to scuba dive, some vacation packages will include a few hours of training. You must learn how to make sure your equipment is working right and how to calmly breathe underwater. If you know absolutely nothing about scuba diving, be sure to include lessons from a very reputable resort. In some countries, there are no laws regulating who can dive and what kind of safety precautions to take. If you are going to take lessons while on vacation, at least read up on scuba before you go.
If you visit a new city, sometimes it is nice to have a tour guide, sometimes it is better to wander alone; diving is the same way. A scuba diving vacation package that includes some guided exploration can be a great option. The guide will know how to find the choicest corals. If you are diving around wreckage, let a guide bring you to the best spot. Swim with the tour a little while, and then wander away from the crowd if you want.
Scuba diving is not really a kid’s vacation activity. If bringing your kids for them to enjoy the beach and the sea, check for a scuba diving vacation package that includes entertainment for the young ones while you are under the water. Some resorts offer supervised snorkeling, swimming, or just playing on the beach for kids.
Finally, as with any package vacation, do some comparison-shopping. There is often a tradeoff between budget and convenience. Some packages will bring you all the way from your local airport to the door of your hotel room. You do not deal with finding local transportation and avoid any language barriers. But sometimes, if you negotiate your plane tickets and ground transportation yourself you save some money, and also get a taste of local life.