If your dream holiday is underwater... this article is for you!
We have found 9 perfect locations for scuba diving and diving courses in the most beautiful seas you can dream of... Once resurfaced, you can count on these 9 low cost and fun hostels and budget hotels!
1) TRINIDAD - CUBA
Where to sleep: Hostal La Salernitana
Hostal La Salernitana is a beautiful casa particular located in Trinidad city center which organizes tours, dance classes, horse riding lessons and scuba diving lessons in marvellous depths of the Caribbean Sea. At the end of the day, you can relax on the patio and drink famous Pablo's Mojito!
Rates starting from 8€ (an additional 5% discount will be applied to HostelsClub.com Membership Card holders)
2) CORRALEJO (FUERTEVENTURA) - SPAIN
Where to sleep: Surf Riders Fuerteventura
As you can guess from the name, this hostel is famous for its excellent surf school! Among other things hostel organizes activities for guests, including diving courses managed by its well trained and professional staff. And at the end of the day, enjoy a pool party with an amazing BBQ!
Rates starting from 24€ (an additional 5% discount will be applied in case of 10 or more guests)
3) EILAT - ISRAEL
Where to sleep: Ahla Diving Center
A "zen" hostel located in a modern villa with heated swimming pool, BBQ area, lounge area with fireplace and vinyl record player with gold collection of records. Guests can count on a team of well experienced dive instructors, while masks and snorkel are provided for free. The hostel staff organizes a wide range of excursions: Petra, Jerusalem, The Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Timna Park, Red Canyon, Camel Ride, Starry Night in the desert...
Rates starting from 27€
4) KOH TAO ISLAND - THAILAND
Where to sleep: Indie Hostel
The hostel is located in Chumphon Archipelago, in the small and charming Koh Tao Island. In this haven of peace you can benefit of a modern hostel with a super cool atmosphere! The property is located in Sairee, close to the seaside and surrounded by scuba diving schools... you will have a wide range of options!
Rates starting from 16€
5) CAMAGÜEY - CUBA
Where to sleep: Chronos Hostel
Let's go back to Cuba where you can find a luxury hostel and restaurant inside of a modern building (which seems to be designed by Oscar Niemeyer). Although the hostel is not located close to the sea, its staff organizes excursions with the Dive center of Playa Santa Lucia: you can count on diving and underwater activities lessons in one of the biggest coral reefs of the world!
Rates starting from 8€ (an additional 10% discount will be applied to HostelsClub.com Membership Card holders + an additional 20% discount will be applied in case of 10 or more guests)
6) DAHAB - EGYPT
Where to sleep: Shams Hotel and Dive Centre
Dahab, which means 'gold' in Arabic, is a wonderful sea resort located about 100 km north of Sharm el Sheik, on the shores of South Sinai. The Shams Hotel & Dive Center is the right place if you want to relax and enjoy some unforgettable scuba diving experiences whilst travelling in Egypt and the Red Sea.
Rates starting from 17€
7) LOS CRISTIANOS (TENERIFE) - SPAIN
Where to sleep: Dive Resort Ocean Dreams Tenerife
Once again in Canary Islands, from Fuerteventura to Tenerife where you can sleep at Dive Resort Ocean Dream! Why you should stay there? Cheap rates, excellent services and above all the staff organizes many activities, from snorkeling to diving courses, including kayaking, stand up paddle and much more!
Rates starting from 20€
8) MALAPASCUA ISLAND - PHILIPPINES
Where to sleep: Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Let's carry on with the Philippines, in the small and friendly Malapascua Island, a paradise for scuba diving and nature lovers. Purple Snapper is a budget two-star hotel which offers comfortable accommodation with first class service. Inside of the resort, there is an excellent dive center where you can rent equipment of all kinds and sizes and book diving courses. Just 3 minutes walk from the famous Bounty beach, it offers an all day restaurant and bar, a swimming pool and games room.
Rates starting from 8€ (an additional 10% discount will be applied to HostelsClub.com Membership Card holders + an additional 10% discount will be applied in case of 10 or more guests)
9) HINOBA-AN - PHILIPPINES
Where to sleep: Nabulao Beach and Dive Center
We are still in the Philippines but we carry on with Negros Island. The area offers an uncontaminated nature and marvelous depths ready to be explored! Nabulao Beach Resort is a heaven on earth where you can find everything you need to practice scuba diving. If you are tired, enjoy a sea view room, a beautiful garden and a swimming pool.
Rates starting from 20€