Britain in January might be the perfect illustration of the old Scots term dreich, meaning dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and generally miserable weather. Not so in the southern hemisphere.
Louisa, Original Diver
Not exactly a month that showcases Britain at its finest, but few people decide to hit the road. Understandable, as it could just be delaying the inevitable return to work, but consider some of the places that are at their absolute best in January. There’s the Caribbean, Australia (turtle hatchling season on Ningaloo Reef) and New Zealand, the Maldives, Thailand, Latin America… The list goes on.
Diving in January
It's not just the weather that can be great in January if you pick your destination right but there are some exciting things happening underwater too if you know where to look. Hammerhead sharks in French Polynesia, groupers spawning in Belize and whale sharks in Mozambique to name but a few.