Europe is a tad chilly for a diving break come November, but turn
your attention to Middle East hotspots such as Oman and
you have the ideal destination for a short haul diving break. The
Red Sea is home to some of the best diving within easy reach of the
UK, boasting pristine coral reefs, sharks, eagle rays, macro
critters and wrecks. If you want to travel further afield, Tanzania is
dreamy in November. Home to some of East Africa's best diving, you
can swim with whale sharks off Mafia Island and dive on the
spectacular coral reefs of the Pemba Channel.
promises the cosy glow of Christmas lights and festive fun, but it
is also the perfect month to escape the depths of winter for the
silver-white shores of the Maldives.
Home to warm weather and calm seas, it's the ultimate tropical
paradise with incredible diving to be done in its characteristic
atolls. December also happens to be the best month to visit
Mexico, with sunny skies and warm waters providing the perfect
backdrop to a diving adventure, on both coasts. While in Mexico,
dive with manta rays in Socorro, don your fins and venture into the
pristine cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula or go to the Sea of
Cortez to dive with sea lions.
Once the new year comes calling, banish the blues with a diving
French Polynesia. It's postcard-perfect shores are matched only
by the magnificent marine life under the surface. For an
unforgettable encounter head to Rangiroa and you'll see hammerheads
hunting stingrays in the Tiputa channel. Alternatively, where
better to banish the winter blues than the Caribbean? Winter sun,
calm seas and plenty of diving to be done - the Bahamas are
sublime come January. Its also the
place to be if shark diving is your thing, as great hammerhead
sharks arrive in Bimini in January and tiger sharks gather in Grand
Bahama. Palau might not be on your radar, but it should be, and
especially so in January. Palau
is one of our favourite liveaboard destinations; with balmy
temperatures and spectacular visibility, it's one of the best
places for diving in winter.
Although February can often be
a tricky time for travel, for divers there is hardly any place
better than Indonesia.
With minimal rain showers and smooth seas at this time of the year,
it is the ideal time to go on a liveaboard trip.
With so many amazing winter diving destinations it can be hard
to narrow one down, which is where we come in. Our team of experts
are on hand to help you choose where to go diving in winter,
whether you are in search of a family adventure, a
once-in-a-lifetime trip, a solo holiday or anything in-between.