Scuba Diving Travel – Episode 151 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I’m not the bravest of travellers. (There was that time I flew in a microlight – that was the brief peak of my brave travel days, I think!) Scuba diving travel is not something that’s been on my radar, because I’m worried about not being able to breathe or about meeting a mean shark – but this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast might just about change my mind.

The idea of scuba diving holidays with beautiful swims through coral reefs and tropical fish is appealing from the sofa, and even potentially in reality once I listened to my three guests who collectively have scuba dived in dozens of countries around the world. Are you a scuba travel addict? If not, you might be after listening to this!

Show notes: Episode 151 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Scuba Diving Travel

Scuba travel has never been high on my wishlist but after talking to my three guests on Episode 151 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast about their diving trips all around the world, I’m beginning to think otherwise!

Scuba diving holidays are special – and my first guest Ella Loeffler should know as in the short few years since she first learnt scuba diving, she’s tried it out in quite a number of places around the world. Liveaboard diving sounds especially good to me – kind of like a separate trip within a trip where you get to hang out with like minded travellers and locals.

After Ella I chat with Deborah Dickson-Smith who loves diving so much she bought a scuba diving travel agency! She’s got a long list of great dive experiences but also some wishlist ideas to experience the best scuba diving in the world sometime.

Finally, I talk with Talon Windwalker, who has done work as a dive instructor and has done many special diving trips with his daughter. He also emphasises the many-faceted benefits of combining scuba diving with travelling: seeing new (underwater) landscapes, getting to know another side of local cultures and creating incredible memories.



  1. It is my dying wish to get my scuba diving exam and to be able to dive alone 🙂 Looks so awesome to be able to swim with sharks and other sea creatures 🙂

  2. Hello Amanda! Nice blog. Thanks for sharing your amazing scuba diving experience. After reading your blog, I would like to enjoy scuba travel. Keep posting!

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