April is the last month of the dry season in the Maldives (though off-season is better for whale sharks and mantas so it's not all bad) and things are starting to change out west in Central America and in parts of the Far East (last call for the Philippines!). While the weather's already turned in East Africa.

Diving in April

It's a perfect time to visit the Middle East with the old favourite of Egypt not yet too hot to bear. And then there's Oman and even Djibouti if you want to get really 'out there'. When it comes to marine life hotspots, those whale sharks are still well and truly active in Belize and you still have a chance of hammerhead sharks in Tikehau in French Polynesia.

Picture of a sea turtle in Oman

For the travellers who don't plan their Easter bank holidays early, this is a great month to grab some early summer sun in the Middle East or North Africa.

Alex, Original Diver

Our favourites for April

Picture of aerial view of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat just happens to sit right on the bullseye of the Coral Triangle, which is the area of highest marine biodiversity on earth. With more species of fish and coral than anywhere else on our planet, the diving here is jaw-dropping.

Raja Ampat
Picture of a surfer on palm tree

Maldives

The Maldives is a world-class diving destination, particularly if you like diving with big fish. Above the waves you find pure white sand, blue seas and world-class hotels. What's not to like?

Maldives
Philippines

Philippines

The Philippines has an incredible amount of variety in the form of WWII wrecks, pristine reefs, world-class muck diving and one of our favourites: the thresher shark.

Philippines
Picture of Beautiful pier at Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

World-class diving and laid back Caribbean charm at its best. This is some of the very best diving in the Caribbean.

Cayman Islands
Egypt

Egypt

Egypt has vast historical and cultural aspects, and also offers world class diving, all within striking distance of Europe.

Egypt
Picture of beautiful aerial shot of Palau

Palau

Located midway between the Philippines and Guam in the western part of the Caroline Islands (this eastern part is known as Micronesia), the nation's claim to fame is now its world-class diving...

Palau
Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos

The Turks and Caicos is home to some wonderfully white sand and clear blue seas. Oh, and some very good diving.

Turks & Caicos
Oman

Oman

Oman has spectacular scenery, both over and under the water. And the bonus, it's relatively quiet and untouched when compared to its Middle Eastern neighbours.

Oman
Picture of Spotted Eagle Ray

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands offer great diving and hotels, as well as being home to a world famous wreck-dive, the RMS Rhone.

The British Virgin Islands
Picture of Sand cay Bahamas

Bahamas

Scattered like dabs of possibility on an adventurer’s palette, the Bahamas are ready-made for exploration. Just ask Christopher Columbus, he bumped against these limestone landscapes in 1492 and changed the course of history.

Bahamas
Picture of the Belize blue hole

Belize

Explore the second largest barrier reef in the world, along a 174-mile long coastline.

Belize
Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, off the coast of Western Australia, is one of the few places on earth that at the right time of year you are guaranteed encounters with Whale Sharks.

Ningaloo Reef

Re-entry to the real world has been busy after the amazing trip you put together for us. Absolutely everything you arranged was extraordinary... many great memories! Thank you

Susan

Start creating your tailored trip today

Tell us what you want

Our thoughtful experts are ready with ideas, inspiration and advice for your next journey.

Build a tailored itinerary

Working with you we’ll craft an unforgettable trip and tailored itinerary.

We've got you covered

We're here to help with everything while you're away from the smallest to the biggest request.

Alex is a seasoned traveller and has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 0505

Or enquire online

Newsletter Sign-Up

Get the latest travel advice, information and inspiration in our weekly newsletter.

Brochure Sign-Up

Our beautiful, free brochure is packed with insider information and incredible travel ideas from every corner of the planet.
Get the brochure

About Us

We are a creative luxury diving travel company who take a thoughtful approach to creating tailor-made holidays that perfectly fulfil your needs. Read our story

Why Us

Our meticulous planning, in-depth knowledge, honest advice, award-winning service and financial protection all ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable holiday experience. Why us

Contact Us

Talk to our team of thoughtful experts about your travel needs:
Call: +44 (0) 20 7978 0505 US: +1 800 652 1972 Email: info@originaldiving.com Contact us online

Press

For all press enquiries, please contact our marketing team:
Call: +44 (0)20 7978 0205 Email: press@originaltravel.co.uk Contact us online