Scuba diving in Europe is probably as diverse as it can get. From Northern Europe, inside the Arctic Circle, to the southern tip of mainland Europe in Spain at Tarifa. From the most westerly point in Portugal at Cabo Roca, over to the most easterly point in European Russia.
The diving inside the Arctic Circle offers some fabulous wreck diving, as well as diving with whales. If you want to see wrecks from the two World Wars, then you are spoilt for choice.
Take a look at Sweden and dive sites in the Baltic. With the low salinity of the Baltic, the wrecks are preserved in excellent condition.
Everyone knows about Scapa Flow at the most northern tip of the UK, where the German WW1 fleet scuttled itself.
For a large and popular wreck, head off to Cyprus and you will not be dissappointed with the Zenobia ferry just off Larnaca.
If you prefer warmer water, then head south to the Adriatic and take a look at Croatia and Italy where you will find a very good selection of wrecks.
For caves and reefs, then head to Malta, Sicily, the Balearics or Medas Island just off the Costa Brava.
As well as marine diving, a lot of European countries are land locked, therfore, a substantial amount of lake and cavern diving is done in countries such as Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland etc. Europe offers a terrific choice to satisfy any type of casual, cavern, club or technical diver.
[Thanks to Vanessa Lafaye for her image of the lion fish]
Europe: Latest User Reviews
Fantastic diving with Abyss Fuerteventura
Abyss Divers, Fuerteventura
Added: Yesterday by brodrz
I have just started my Divemaster Internship with Abyss Fuerteventura and am loving it.
It is a family run center with Simon & Hannah plus there 5 year old son, although he doesn't dive much. Crossing over from a BSAC Dive Leader with them is very pleasant fun and professional....
Nice people. Nice dives
La Gorgonia Diving Center , Italy
Added: 12th May 2013 by Subadude11
I arrived at Lipari via a Windsurf Cruise ship for 8 hrs.
The dive shop was easily visible from the boat tender and only 1 block away. I had arranged dives ahead of time and they were expecting me. I don't speak Italian and they only spoke limited English but...
Outstanding dive and superb customer care
Diving in Elba, Italy
Added: 11th May 2013 by Subadude11
I arrived in Elba via a Windsurf Cruise ship for 8 hrs.
I had arranged with Riccardo, the dive shop owner, to have someone pick me up, which they did in a timely manner and drove me 5 min to the dive shop across the bay. Upon arriving at the dive...
Awesome dives and superior customer service
Diving Center Hippocampe, France
Added: 11th May 2013 by Subadude11
Only visited Porto-Vecchio one day on a Windsurf Cruise.
Karin the owner picked me up at the harbor and brought me on a 10-15 min ride to their shop. There, I was introduced to her staff and the DiveMaster guiding me on the dives. I was given a briefing of...
Great Dive Centre
Salgar Diving, Menorca (Minorca)
Added: 3rd May 2013 by lizard2802
We stayed with Sylva and Pepe over 10 days at the end of April 2013.
The dive centre went to fetch us at the airport late at night and brought to our flats. On the next day we had a brunch with Pepe (the owner) to meet up.
Even if the...
The best service ever
Diving Tortuga, Canary Islands
Added: 1st May 2013 by duffyduck12
Hy fellows, I just want to spend couple of words about a place I've been diving recently. La Palma within the Canary's is by far the best place I've been visiting in the past 10 years, no doubt. They call it the green Island, gourgeus and great diving too. Actually...
Trident Scuba Diving School, Greece
Added: 23rd April 2013 by killiekrankie
First dive in 2 years and was led by the hand by the team. Very professional, friendly and courteous. They even inspired my wife to snorkel - a woman who swims without getting her face wet.