Christmas is approaching and if you're feeling overwhelmed by the idea of presents and turkey already then a pre-Christmas getaway may be in order! Europe is a little too cold now but the Middle Eastern diving hotspots of Egypt, Oman or even Djibouti are close enough for a short break and the temperature is lovely.

Diving in November

Further afield, the southern hemisphere is getting well into summer so Australia is an option (though not the Barrier Reef which is better during our summer). And it doesn't get any better in parts of East Africa from a diving perspective. And the weather is just getting better in the Philippines which is a fantastic place to visit and dive.

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No wonder we have bonfires in November – it’s to keep our hands warm. You could be doing that over a Bondi BBQ in Oz, of course.

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Our favourites for November

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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat just happens to sit right on the bullseye of the Coral Triangle, which is the area of highest marine biodiversity on earth. With more species of fish and coral than anywhere else on our planet, the diving here is jaw-dropping.

Raja Ampat
Mozambique

Mozambique

Untouched beauty along with some of our favourite dive sites. What's not to like about Mozambique?

Mozambique
Hammock on beach, Fiji

Fiji

Stunning soft corals, great marine life, beautiful beaches and the 'friendliest people on Earth'. What's not to like about Fiji.

Fiji
Picture of Beautiful Wakatobi reef

Wakatobi

With some of the most pristine reefs on earth, Wakatobi is paradise for those that love coral and the small stuff - particularly the pygmy seahorse!

Wakatobi
Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

Egypt

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

Egypt
Desert in Oman

Oman

Oman has spectacular scenery, both over and under the water. And the bonus, it's relatively quiet and untouched when compared to its Middle Eastern neighbours.

Oman
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

This is one of the last few genuine frontier areas left on the planet. Mention Papua New Guinea and people will probably have visions of cannibals marauding through the jungle. Well, nowadays, the only headhunters you’re likely to come across are Australian recruitment consultants on holiday, but they – and you – would be among the first people to explore what is a truly original destination.

Papua New Guinea
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Galapagos Archipelago

Galapagos liveaboard diving, simply the best way to dive the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Archipelago
Killer whales, Norway

Northern Norway

When it comes to diving holidays, Northern Norway isn't an obvious choice but if you want to snorkel with orcas and humpback whales, it is VERY special.

Northern Norway

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