Some of the best loved yachting destinations are prized for their world-class diving, from the stunning Blue Hole off Malta’s island of Gozo to the ancient shipwreck site of Turks and Caicos’ Molasses Reef. Yachts that regularly charter in pristine waters famed for their diving hot spots are often fully stocked with all the necessary diving equipment to ensure guests make the most of their time aboard.
For novice divers, selecting a superyacht that is a certified PADI or RYA Center enables guests to undergo training during their stay on board, under the supervision of certified diving instructors. Some yachts employ crew who double as onboard instructors, others partner with visiting PADI or RYA instructors. Both are internationally recognised and able to issue certificates. For advanced divers who want to push the depths of their capabilities, there are even a few yachts that are equipped with decompression chambers, wet bells and can blend helium, oxygen and air onboard to create the perfect mix for serious diving depths. Whatever the requirements, having a superyacht and tender at your disposal facilitates unlimited access to some of the best diving spots in the world, opening up a whole new forum of fun beneath the waves.