Best Diving And Camping Destinations
Do you have adrenaline and adventure pumping through your veins? Are you looking for adventure both in the water and on land? Are you known amongst your friends and family as the ‘Adventurer?’
Well then, why not try a weekend away camping and scuba diving?
There are many places scattered across the world that offer both camping and scuba facilities, however if you’re an outdoors person, these locations also offer a variety of other activities including hiking and so much more.
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Eagle Divers – Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
If you find yourself on a Scuba diving trip to Sharm El Sheik, but staying in a resort isn’t really your thing, then why not try an over night "Red Sea Camping and Diving Experience?" Nestled away in the craziness that is Sharm El Sheik is a ‘secluded sanctuary’ home to beautiful scenery and untouched, incredible dive sites. Offering over night camping trips for divers and non-divers alike.
With 3 dives, all transfers, dinner, breakfast, basic scuba-equipment, night in a double or single tent, all included for 150 Euros per person or 80 Euros for non-divers, it’s really a no brainer. Experiencing a night under the Middle Eastern stars with a day packed full of adventure, why not try this incredible experience?
Related: The 5 Most Popular 4 Person Tent For Camping.
Devil’s Den - Williston, Florida, USA
If you find yourself looking to camp in Florida, why not try Devil’s Den? Devil’s Den has everything ‘camping wise’ depending on your needs. From simple cabins, which include double beds, cooking areas and eating areas, there are also tent camping areas available, where you can quite literally hitch up and go. If you opt for the camping area, Devil’s Den offers different areas for tents and campervans, which include picnic tables and open grilling areas. They also have bathroom facilities.
Additionally, this is the perfect diving/camping site for non-divers as there are a number of other activities available. Hiking, horse riding and snorkelling are all available here and visits to the local cave are a MUST.
Devil’s Den for scuba divers is the ideal base camp, especially as it is perfectly located close by to stunning fresh-water holes such as Blue Grotto, Manatee Springs, Paradise Springs, Ginnie Springs and 40 Fathom Grotto.
If you’re looking for the perfect spot for diving and camping, then Devil’s Den should not be missed off your list.
Wondergat - South Africa
Located roughly 60km from Lichtenburg and 30km from Mafikeng in the North West Province of South Africa, at an altitude of 1440m above sea level lies one of the most fascinating, natural dolomite sinkholes called Wondergat. It is the deepest natural hole found throughout South Africa and if you’re an advanced scuba diver who is looking for pure adventure and an adrenaline rush like non-other, then this is the camping/diving location for you. This location is also used to train technical divers as well as instructors; it is a great place to advance your diving career.
Accommodation at Wondergat includes hot and cold-water facilities as well as electricity for campsite users. This really is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, so if you plan on making this trip, don’t forget your torch and any light sources you may need during your stay. The campsite does have tents available on request.
The camping area is located in a small fenced off area away from farming fields. If you do forget something, then not to worry, the campsite does have a canteen where you can buy essentials. Insect repellent is a must in this area and don’t forget, if you decide to travel in the summer, bring sunblock and if you’re travelling in the winter, don’t forget warm clothes as it is freezing at this altitude.
Porthkerris - Cornwall, UK
Porthkerris is home to some of the best shore dives found throughout the UK. This diving/camping location is perfect for newbie dives, advanced divers and non-divers alike. If you like to hitch up and get straight into the water, then this is the campsite for you. Porthkerris Divers offers a ‘bring your own tent or caravan’ site where you can enjoy the stunningly picturesque views that overlook Falmouth Bay and Manacies.
Porthkerris Divers offers a small number of camping pitches, so if you choose to visit this area in the summer, then it’s important to pre-book before travelling. They offer a few electricity points and a shower/bathroom block on the beach as well as place for you to wash your kit, once you have finished your dives. If you’re travelling with non-divers there are great hiking trails nearby as well as a small quintessentially English village just a short walk away. Only 5 min drive away from the area is St Keverne where you can find some local shops and restaurants to enjoy.
There are so many incredible Diving and Camping Destinations available throughout the world and this article is only the tip of the iceberg. So, if you love both, then make sure one of the above locations is one of your next trips.