Diving Tourism Market Size Worth $10.57 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 10.3%

Diving Tourism Market Size Worth $10.57 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 10.3%

The global diving tourism market size is expected to reach USD 10.57 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Diving Tourism Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Diving Type (Scuba Diving and Free Diving); By Tourist Type; By Age Group; By Gender; By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Growth of the market can be attributed to a combination of factors, rising outdoor activities, interest in scuba diving certification, and new destinations across the globe. Many travelers today are looking for unique and exciting experiences that challenge them physically and mentally, and scuba diving offers just that. The availability of certification programs from organizations like PADI and SSI has made it easier for more people to get trained and certified as divers, which in turn has expanded the market for diving tourism.

Moreover, many countries around the world are investing in infrastructure and promoting their diving sites to attract more tourists. This has led to the development of new diving destinations in places like South-east Asia, the Caribbean, & the South Pacific, which offer diverse marine ecosystems, unique underwater topography, and a range of marine life. Sustainable tourism practices and the protection of the oceans, the market is likely to continue to grow in the coming years, driven by the increasing demand for unique and meaning-full travel experiences.

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As the world recovers from the pandemic, many people are eager to travel and participate in leisure activities like diving. However, it is important to note that the recovery of the diving tourism market may vary across different regions and countries depending on their individual pandemic recovery efforts and border restrictions. Additionally, the market may also be affected by factors such as changes in consumer behavior and preferences, new safety and health regulations, and the availability of travel and tourism infrastructure.

Diving Tourism Market Report Highlights

  • Scuba diving segment held the largest share, owing to eco-tourism, increasing participation of young population, and cheaper diving destinations
  • International segment held largest revenue, primarily due to rise in globalizations, cheaper destination points, rising income levels
  • 30-40 age group garnered substantial share, owing to rise with family tourist destinations
  • Asia Pacific is projected to witness higher growth rate in the study period, rise in urbanization with high disposable income among millennials
  • North America is expected to grow at a larger revenue share owing to the corporatization of destination tours and adjunct services
  • The global players include Ultimate Diving, ZuBlu, Natural Travel Collection, Bluewater Travel, Dive Adventures, Fly & Sea Dive Adventures, Scuba Travel, Divers Den, and PADI.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the diving tourism market report based on diving type, tourist type, age group, gender, and region:

Diving Tourism, Diving Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Scuba diving
    • Deep Diving
    • Drift Diving
    • Wreck Diving
    • Others
  • Free Diving

Diving Tourism, Tourist Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Domestic
  • International

Diving Tourism, Age Group Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • 10-20
  • 20-30
  • 30-40
  • 40 & above

Diving Tourism, Gender Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Men
  • Women

Diving Tourism, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Diving Tourism Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 4.39 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 10.57 billion


10.3% from 2023 - 2032

Base year


Historical data

2021- 2022

Forecast period

2023 - 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Diving Type, Tourist Type, Age Group, Gender, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Ultimate Diving, ZuBlu, Natural Travel Collection, Bluewater Travel, Dive Adventures, Fly & Sea Dive Adventures, Scuba Travel, Divers Den, and PADI.

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