Part two of our dive calendar starts smack bang in midsummer. A time during which the UK does its best to produce temperatures that remotely resemble the season and everyone else tallies up their remaining annual leave and heads somewhere well versed in summer sun. If this sounds like you, then look no further. Find out where to dive each month to maximise this new-found (air) time, getting the most out of migration seasons and water visibility and topping up the tan at any given opportunity. We're here to help you get the most from each month as you plan where to dive in 2024.
French Polynesia - swim alongside the South Pacific's majestic vocalists, the humpback whales. Witness their arrival in the turquoise lagoons of Moorea in July, as the gentle giants begin their 3,728 mile-long journey to Antarctica.
Mexico - Dive into the enchanting world of whale sharks off serene Isla Holbox. While you're here you may as well head down to Tulum for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear freshwater-filled limestone cenotes, and have a nosey round its cliff-perched ruins that rule high above its turquoise waters that extend as far as the eye can see.
The Azores - Enjoy sunny weather, pleasantly warm seas, and fantastic diving opportunities. Explore local dive sites teeming with macro critters and World War Two wrecks, all the while keeping a masked eye out for mako sharks and mobula rays.
Indonesia - Visit Bali for a glimpse of the elusive yet enormous mola mola, also known as the ocean sunfish. In Northern Sulawesi's Lembeh Strait, divers can encounter a variety of macro critters. Make sure to spare time to dance with manta rays in the electric corals within Komodo National Park too.
The Philippines - Don't miss the rare spectacle of octopus mating season. Get up close and personal with the wunderpus octopus, blue ring, coconut and mimic octopuses as they court one another.
Bonaire - Ditch the crowds and head to this reef-lined Caribbean Island to witness the coral conduct a truly breathtaking psychedelic light show. Our tip is to find your seat, or dive site, away from light pollution and enter the water just before sunset.
The Seychelles - If you're still unsure where to dive in 2024, venture into the remote Aldabra Group, part of the Outer Islands, where a diverse array of marine life, including manta rays, whale sharks, sailfish, sharks and smaller critters awaits exploration.
Papua New Guinea - Despite being home to some of the world's finest diving spots, Papua New Guinea remains a hidden gem. Embark on an off-the-beaten-track journey through the pristine coral reefs of New Britain and go muck diving with critters in Milne Bay. History buffs should make a bee line for the sunken WWII Japanese Zero wreck in Kimbe Bay, it's one to write home about.
Tanzania - Revel in some of East Africa's premier diving experiences. Swim with whale sharks off Mafia Island, explore stunning coral reefs off the Pemba Channel and soak up luxurious surface intervals on private islands.
Palau - Plan your visit during the new moon to witness the mesmerising bumphead parrotfish spawning and the rare and utterly spectacular red snapper display as thousands of them change colour before spawning.
Turks and Caicos - Beat the winter blues and bask in the Caribbean sunshine. Swim with rays, turtles, dolphins and even humpback whales - if you're lucky.
Egypt - Here, it's all about the captivating shark activity. Oceanic whitetips and hammerheads are drawn to the cooler temperatures, so be sure to keep a watchful eye on the azure depths.