This month nearly palatable weather conditions are starting to creep into southern Europe, so it's really the first month you might consider diving somewhere like Gozo or Oman though the water will be chilly!

Diving in May

Looking further afield, there are some great diving destinations that are just coming into the season such as Papua New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef (which is better for diving during the Aussie winter) and the Komodo national park in Indonesia which is virtually inaccessible the rest of the year. Also in Australia, but on the Ningaloo Reef, those gentle giants, the whale sharks, are appearing again - reason enough to travel to the other side of the world we think.

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The darling buds may be emerging, but it's still further afield that the best May diving holidays are to be had. Liveaboard in Komodo national park anyone?

Neill, Original Diver

Our favourites for May

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Komodo

Komodo is a stunning destination both above and below the waves. This national park has some of the very best diving on earth.

Komodo
Caribbean

Caribbean

The Caribbean is home to some excellent diving combined with some wonderful places to stay but you need to know where to look. And we do!

Caribbean
Micronesia

Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is made up of four states from West to East: Yap, Chuuk (previously known as Truk), Pohnpei and Kosrae. Theses states make up approximately 607 islands (only 65 are inhabited) spread over 2,500km just north of the equator in the Western Pacific.

Micronesia
Diving off Babeldoab Island

Palau

Located midway between the Philippines and Guam in the western part of the Caroline Islands (this eastern part is known as Micronesia), the nation's claim to fame is now its world-class diving...

Palau
Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, off the coast of Western Australia, is one of the few places on earth that at the right time of year you are guaranteed encounters with Whale Sharks.

Ningaloo Reef
Picture of Anenome and clown fish Northern Sulawesi

Northern Sulawesi

North Sulawesi is home to some of the best macro life on earth as well as some of the most pristine walls in Asia!

Northern Sulawesi
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Yucatan Peninsula

Superbly varied diving and superb hotels make the Yucatan Peninsula a wonderful place to visit.

Yucatan Peninsula
Egypt

Egypt

Egypt has vast historical and cultural aspects, and also offers world class diving, all within striking distance of Europe.

Egypt

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