If you could dive once each month for the next year where would you go? We’ve asked our idive team to find the best options out there. This might just give you the inspiration for that once in a life time trip!
This month is all about the biggest mammals on the planet. Head to Mexico and the Caribbean for some close-up experiences with these majestic animals. Humpback whales are frequent visitors to both destinations in January and on the Pacific coast of Mexico there is a chance of seeing Blue Whales.
The Whale Shark season starts in Thailand. For the best chance of seeing the creature that is usually number one on diver’s bucket list head for a liveaboard in the Andaman Sea.
For March, we are off the Malaysia to see the huge number of Hammerheads that gather there. Layang Layang is a remote Atoll and the deep water surrounding it brings in these amazing predators.
The perfect time for heading to Indonesia as the Manta Rays start to gather. It is possible to see the Reef Manta at sites around Bali.
The Whale Sharks are just one excuse to head to the Galapagos Islands. This is one of the most sought after destinations so time it right and you stand a good chance of bumping into these gentle giants. The Galapagos Islands have a myriad of water and land base animals to enjoy in this unique ecosystem.
We couldn’t forget the Sardine Run as it is one of the natural world’s most amazing experiences. Every year massive shoals of Sardines run the gauntlet of marine predators near KwaZulu Natal in the Indian Ocean. Sharks a plenty, this is one exhilarating dive.
The blue sharks around the Azores Islands are a fantastic reason to head here. The deep water that runs between these magnificent volcanic islands brings in these oceanic predators. It is an amazing sight watching these beautiful sharks glide effortlessly through the blue.
This was an easy one – it has to be Sipadan. August is the perfect month to visit as it is the breading season for Green Turtles and it’s a great way of getting up close to these amazing reptiles.
Seeing coral spawn is not something many divers can say that they have seen….. this happens in Bonaire at this time of year and really is a spectacular sight. Some great diving to be had here anyway.
The best month for the Red Sea. Warm water, the air temperature is comfortable and there is so much to see in the water from Hammerhead and Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, to turtles and dolphins. Great wrecks and sublime reef and wall diving. Check out the idive liveaboard for our October trip to the Red Sea.
For the shark fans, it’s a great time to head to South Africa. Dive at Protea Banks and you stand a really good chance of seeing Hammerhead, Bull and Tiger sharks, certain to get the adrenaline pumping.
Spend Christmas in the Maldives, the Monsoon has finished and with water temperature of 28 degrees, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays what’s not to love.