Where to Dive in August

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August is the month of the European family holiday and we can help you avoid the crowds and recommend some off the beaten track family friendly (and bank balance friendly) destinations, such as the beautiful island of Gozo, near Malta.

Diving in August

If your mission is in fact to avoid the kiddies altogether then look no further than the likes of Fiji and French Polynesia. It might take a while to get there but that feeling of truly getting away from it all is well worth the long flight(s). What's more, the diving in this region in August is perfect, with swimming with humpback whales and thrilling shark diving on the cards in French Polynesia while pilot whales can be seen off Vanua Levu in Fiji.

Ever wanted to dive with great white sharks? Come face to face with these apex predators cage diving off Guadalupe Island in Mexico right through to November. For more relaxed diving (yet no less wondrous) Indonesia has long been an Original Diving favourite and August is a wonderful time of year for a dive holiday here (think: liveaboard diving in Komodo, macro diving in Northern Sulawesi and searching for the elusive Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish, in Bali). Finally, if you can bear the heat then the Red Sea is great for big stuff at this time of year, with some marvellous deals on all the best liveaboards to boot.

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August is the best time to visit the Azores. Home to the best diving in Europe, dive with mantas and mobulas in the offshore sites, or, if the seas are too rough the local sites consist of WW2 wrecks, caves, caverns and a wealth of pelagics.

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