Scuba Getaways for a Girlfriend

by Chelsea Baldwin
Go on a scuba-diving getaway with your best girlfriend.

Go on a scuba-diving getaway with your best girlfriend.

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When you feel as though you have reached your wits' end and you need a chance to look at the world through fresh, new eyes, going on a scuba getaway with one of your best girlfriends is a way to have a relaxing vacation while enjoying your surroundings. In addition to seeing the under-water world, you'll also be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're wanting to take your best friend or a woman of romantic interest, there are options available all over.

Virgin Islands

The Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas offers an all-inclusive package that will provide for a couple of close girlfriends in need of a getaway in the Caribbean. Besides the free introductory scuba lessons, you and your friend will also have access to all-paid meals, alcoholic beverages, beach sports equipment, daily activities, poolside fruit skewers, a shuttle within the resort and a jacuzzi.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Rivera Maya is a top tourist location in Mexico, and it offers a number of different activities that you and your girlfriend can pick and choose to create your ideal getaway, including scuba diving to look at the alluring Mexican reef, which is the second largest reef on the planet. Depending on what kind of trip you want to take, you can choose from a number of local spas to pamper yourselves, or even go on a jungle crossing nearby.


The Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is a place designed to accommodate all types of vacationers, including two girlfriends looking for a nice, Jamaican getaway. The hotel sits on a seven-mile-long beach of white sand, and includes complimentary scuba with any stay. In addition to scuba diving, you can take part in other water sports like skiing, wind surfing, paddle boats, sailing, and snorkeling for no additional charge. At night, you can go to Nicola's disco or enjoy the calm tranquility of the ocean in front of you.


If you're looking for a more romantic getaway and not a "best friends" type of vacation for a special girl in your life, the adults-only Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village and Spa is a romantic place for you and your girlfriend to go for a scuba getaway in a place that closely resembles paradise. There won't be any screaming, obnoxious children to ruin your experience, and scuba diving is complimentary with your hotel stay. You can also treat yourselves to complimentary services like a sauna, jacuzzi or an aerobics class. Additional pampering like massages and facials are offered for an additional charge.

About the Author

Chelsea Baldwin began writing professionally for local newspapers in 2008. She has published articles in “High Country Press” and “Kernersville News.” She also produced newsletters for a local chapter of AIESEC, a global nonprofit organization. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Appalachian State University.

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