SCUBA Cruising Guide
by Mike Keleher
A special reader-submitted article on certified SCUBA enthusiasts using regular cruise ships for exciting and exotic dive vacations.
It is very easy to have a great DIVE experience on a regular cruise
You may have never considered taking a cruise vacation as a dive vacation. Many divers think only of booking a week long resort stay at an island location for their long awaited vacation. But in fact, cruise lines have been accommodating divers for many years and regularly sail to great dive islands as well as terrific vacation itineraries.
And while the whole concept of "dive vacations" on a major cruise line may not have received much advertising attention lately, not long ago lines Norwegian, Princess and Royal Caribbean had special departments onboard just to accommodate SCUBA divers. In most cases today you will now be on your own, but for advanced divers like myself the cruise lines still provide more than enough, and those lines plus Carnival and Celebrity have been putting divers in the water quietly and steadily every week for years now.