The clarity of the water gives you the proverbial liquid, crystal display… of a colourful city of coral, populated by fascinating marine creatures. But is it more impressive that the long-time favourite dive spots in the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles? There the Indian Ocean invites you to slip into a world where turtles wander over to say a friendly ‘hello’ and you can swim with the biggest of big fish – the mighty whale shark.

The Caribbean also has its share of stunning beaches and photogenic undersea creatures; some shy, some intrepid, some downright bold. And then there’s Indonesia – a beautiful archipelago of islands that’s virtually a world within a world and includes the renowned Komodo National Park. Teeming with turtles, cuttlefish, lionfish, clownfish and shark. Or you could dive Egypt’s big blue – the Red Sea, where the exotic nature of the coral reefs belie their close proximity to Europe.

Wherever you take the plunge, talk to our experts – they’ll create you a tailor-made itinerary.