The Middle East and North Africa, unbearably hot for the previous few months, should now be firmly back on the radar in October. The Red Sea remains a favourite for world-class diving and Oman is an interesting alternative away from the crowds; both not too far away from the UK.

Diving in October

Further afield, October and November are the perfect time to dive the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique, home to one of our favourite dives, Neptune's Arm and other great options from a weather perspective are the Seychelles where the wind should have died enough to make all the dive sites accessible and perhaps Tanzania. The seasons are changing in Indonesia and it's really the last month of the year you will want to be diving in Europe unless you like cold water.

Our favourites for October

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

This is one of the last few genuine frontier areas left on the planet. Mention Papua New Guinea and people will probably have visions of cannibals marauding through the jungle. Well, nowadays, the only headhunters you’re likely to come across are Australian recruitment consultants on holiday, but they – and you – would be among the first people to explore what is a truly original destination.

Papua New Guinea
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Komodo

Komodo is a stunning destination both above and below the waves. This national park has some of the very best diving on earth.

Komodo
Fiji

Fiji

Stunning soft corals, great marine life, beautiful beaches and the 'friendliest people on Earth'. What's not to like about Fiji.

Fiji
Tanzania

Tanzania

Combine great safari experiences with some of the best diving in East Africa.

Tanzania
Mozambique

Mozambique

Untouched beauty along with some of our favourite dive sites. What's not to like about Mozambique?

Mozambique
Bali

Bali

Bali and Lombok have great variety for divers including wreck diving, muck diving, mantas and even a chance to encounter the extraordinary mola mola.

Bali
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Wakatobi

With some of the most pristine reefs on earth, Wakatobi is paradise for those that love coral and the small stuff - particularly the pygmy seahorse!

Wakatobi
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Northern Sulawesi

North Sulawesi is home to some of the best macro life on earth as well as some of the most pristine walls in Asia!

Northern Sulawesi
Egypt

Egypt

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

Egypt
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
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Galapagos Archipelago

Galapagos liveaboard diving, simply the best way to dive the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Archipelago

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