The month that contains the quadrennial leap year is also an extremely good month to leap onto a plane and get as far away from the UK as possible. Central and South America fit the bill nicely at this time of year.
Alex, Original Diver
So many key dates to consider in what is a pretty bleak British month. Valentine’s weekends (and proposals) are increasingly popular and if that all goes according to plan, a few years later you’ll be considering February half term as well.
Diving in February
This is the month to get some much needed winter sun, be that in the Caribbean, Australasia or the Maldives. In Thailand, the Christmas thong throng has long since departed and the temperature has yet to reach the sticky heights of March and April, so the beaches of the mainland and islands such as Phuket and the excellent diving around the Similan Islands are a good choice.
When it comes to marine life, you can't do much better than a snorkelling adventure with humpback whales in Silver Banks in the Caribbean or whale sharks off the Tanzanian coast. So many options...and so cold outside.