Here we go again! Since mid-June the worldwide travel ban for tourists has been lifted again – at least partially. So the holiday season can begin, even if the destinations have shifted a bit. Although the Maldives are not yet open, diving in Europe is already possible. Italy, Greece and Croatia are ready and waiting for you with plenty of fantastic dive spots in Europe.
The Federal Foreign Office continues to warn against travel outside the EU.But also within Europe there are beautiful destinations for divers that can be discovered this year:With its easily accessible caves, reefs and wrecks, Malta is considered an absolute dream destination. Greece attracts archaeological adventurers with ancient treasures at the bottom of the sea.
Diving in Europe – Changes in times of corona
Of course,the new hygiene and safety rules are also in place at the dive centre. Although the maximum occupancy rate of 50% poses difficulties for the organizers, ithas a very pleasant side effect for the divers: withdiveexcursions restricted to small groups of up to six people, including the guide, every dive automatically has a touch of exclusivity.
“This year, diving holidays with hotel accommodations will probably be the model of choice”, says Timo from Charly Reisen. “Manydestinations have already opened up again and we’re happy to give our divers achance to get under water at all. In countries like Croatia there still aren’t a lot of diving safaris,maybe three or four ships, and they get fully booked long in advance.” Heventures an optimistic prognosis for more distant destinations: “I’m firmly convinced that we’ll be back in the Maldives by late summer or autumn.”
You can find more great diving destinations for all seasons and all levels of divers here.