Spring in Blighty: a season typified by daffodils in full bloom, the half-forgotten sensation of warm sun on bare skin and channelling The Sound of Music while frolicking through fields. But lest we forget, the British weather can be rather… unpredictable. Elsewhere, however, some of our favourite diving destinations come into their own during spring, from sun-soaked seas to bona fide bucket list natural wonders. So, without further ado, discover the best places to go diving this spring, with some rare, blink-and-you'll-miss-it availability on the world's best liveaboards to sweeten the deal…

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Final Chance: An Exclusive Voyage to the Maldives’ Southern Atolls

Deep channels, thrilling currents and all the big-ticket animals; discover some of the best diving in the Maldives on a pioneering voyage to the uncharted waters of the Laamu, Huvadhoo and Fuvahmulah atolls. Exclusive to Original Diving, the trip will take place aboard the luxurious Four Seasons Explorer this March, there are only a few cabins left so it's worth striking while the iron's hot.

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Stop the Press! Rare Availability on Indonesia’s Most Luxurious Liveaboards

There are a few spots available on the Arenui for trips to Alor and Komodo from April to May which, considering it is practically fully booked for the next two years, is something worth shouting about. Hopping across to the Spice Islands, Tiare also has a few spots in its spring itineraries, although they won't stick around for long…

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Dive with the Big Stuff in Tofo: Mozambique

Resident manta rays (best found at the aptly named Manta Point) and whale sharks have placed the small fishing village of Tofo firmly on the map. Add to that unspoiled, uncrowded beaches and laidback vibes for the perfect combination of relaxation and ticking off the 'big stuff'.

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Secret Scenes in Oman: The Hallaniyat Islands, Salalah

Located to the south of Muscat and only reachable by liveaboard, the Hallaniyat Islands remain relatively new to divers, despite being home to playful pods of dolphins, manta rays, humpback whales, sperm whales and an entire festival of fish life.

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Island Hopping Across the Cayman Islands, Caribbean

From Grand Cayman's plunging North Wall to Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Wall and the perfectly preserved MV Captain Keith Tibbetts wreck of Cayman Brac, discover some of the best diving in the Caribbean while island hopping across the Cayman Islands.

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Nudibranch Capital of the World: Anilao, The Philippines

Whether you're an avid underwater photography enthusiast or simply wild about marine critters, the marine life-rich waters around Anilao have more than earned their reputation as an incredible destination for divers.

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The Best of the Coral Triangle: Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

If trailblazing is your mantra for 2020, let us point you in the direction of Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea. Experience some of the very best diving in the Coral Triangle, if not the world, at Kimbe Bay's offshore seamounts, where the pelagic life overfloweth in unbeatable visibility.

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Look Ahead to 2021: Humpbacks at Silver Bank, Caribbean

You might have missed the boat (sorry) for swimming with humpbacks in Silver Bank in the Dominican Republic this year, but there's still availability on some trips aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II in 2021. Keen to visit this year? Turks & Caicos has some epic local diving, with both liveaboard trips and relaxed beachfront bolt holes.

Get in touch with one of our team to plan your spring diving holiday.