A surprisingly difficult month to travel, with many regions either just coming out of, or not quite yet in, their best seasons. Europe still ticks a lot of boxes and the family invasion will mercifully have abated, but further afield such winners as Tanzania are also perfect so if you have ever fancied diving Pemba or Mafia then now is a great time.

Diving in September

Our old favourite, Indonesia remains excellent from a weather and diving perspective - now is a great time for a liveaboard in Komodo as soon the weather will be changing. And soon the rains will return to the South Pacific.

Diving in September is the last month for virtually guaranteed whale sharks off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and off the Tanzanian and Mozambican coasts you can dive with the sound of whales which is pretty special.

Can be nice in the UK. Can snow. The waters of the Mediterranean, meanwhile, have had all summer to warm up nicely.

Alex, Original Diver

Our favourites for September

Mozambique

Mozambique

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

Mozambique
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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
Tanzania

Tanzania

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

Tanzania
Fiji

Fiji

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

Fiji
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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
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The Azores

The Azores offer world-class diving; we think the best in Europe. It also offers some amazing activities around its volcanic scenery.

The Azores
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Gozo

Gozo, Malta's quiet sister, offers great Mediterranean diving, as well as culture, with a collection of charming villages and prehistoric sites to visit; and it's relatively anonymous.

Gozo
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
French Polynesia

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is home to the iconic lagoon at Bora Bora and some stunning diving. The biggest draw is arguably large numbers of sharks but there is much more.

French Polynesia
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
Egypt

Egypt

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

Egypt
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island, in our opinion the best place from which to dive the Great Barrier Reef, is situated at the northern end of the Reef, is home to little more than a Marine Research Station, a luxury hotel, pristine beaches, and a population of large lizards.

Great Barrier Reef
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Galapagos Archipelago

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

Galapagos Archipelago

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