Women divers on the increase

Diving operator Goldenjoy Dive, in association with Libra Holidays, has identified a rising number of women taking diving holidays on its specialist programme. Resident dive co-ordinator Robbie Renalson said that diving programmes were proving popular among younger women looking for more active holidays.

He commented that, “Diving is appealing to more and more women as it requires patience and concentration rather than physical strength but is still an effective weight loss sport. We’ve also noticed that women are more likely to want to further their qualifications in diving, with Egypt being one of the cheapest places in the world to do that.”

The Goldenjoy Dive brochure features a range of ‘liveaboard’ holidays and land-based courses (including PADI and technical diving courses) throughout the Red Sea Riviera, along with land based dive courses in Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Turkey.

One of the most popular resorts for diving is Egypt, with resorts such as Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh proving to be the best sellers. Whilst the resort of Dahab is quieter than Sharm el Sheikh and lies in the southern area of the Red Sea it does offer superb diving opportunities from boats or from the shore. Popular locations include the Blue Hole and the Three Pools.