From the Wildlife Calendar it looks like whale sharks are around during the months of March, April and May - Planning a trip at the end of April and would like to know if there will be whale sharks then.
Looking at a long winter break somewhere diving ... and reasonably warm...
Would appreciate some advice on where to go December/ January 2018.
Thinking Palau plus ?
Or French Polynesia
Any pointers liveaboard vs land based ... any 2 centre suggestions ...
We've had to shift our trip in the Philippines due to Mayon exploding and we are looking into whale shark experiences in Palawan.
What is the likelihood of seeing whale sharks between the 9th and 12th of February?
Hi, I want to dive in Indonesia next year. I want to see the Hammershark. When is the best time in the year for seeing the most? where is the best island, live on board to do it? thanks
I am fairly new to scuba diving, and I'm relocating to Thailand very soon, so I want to take the chance to explore Koh Samui and I thought of doing scuba diving, but is it a good destination for beginners?
I am planning to take a tour with Boutique Yachting because they have many years in the sector and their ships are pretty good (https://www.boutiqueyachting.com/yachts/), but I do not know if they will help me with scuba diving (I will message them haha).
But, according to you experts, is it a good idea to do scuba diving as a beginner in Koh Samui? Thanks a lot in advance!
The soft coral capital of the world’s signature dive offers an astounding wall of pure white soft coral. This site is definitely the world famous Rainbow Reef’s top draw. A coral encrusted swim – through leads onto the wall from the reef top. A dazzling myriad of color and life inhabits the reef top. Manta rays glide past with ethereal grace. On exiting the water from this site an awed silence lasts awhile before an excited chatter that lasts for days starts among divers. Not to be missed!
Somehow found this site by accident and will update UAE information as some of it appears to be rather dated.
Anyone looking for information in diving in UAE is welcome to contact me.
I have no affiliations to any dive centre as I use several dive ops to access sites mainly on the east coast of UAE around Fujairah, Dibba, Al Aqah and Khorfakkan.
i am currently looking to undertake a big dive trip... so far i am looking at either Cocos Island or French Polynesia and am struggling to decide.
Has anyone any experience of either and what time of year did you go?
I was looking at Malpelo only Columbian government closed it off currently.
Hi. Me and my friend are travelling for diving in Mexico in the end of June.
WE have order the fly thickets and we was think about living on Isla Mujeres and dive from here.
Both of us have advance and nitrox diving licence.
What can you recommend of diving this periode of time?
As far as i know this outside the season here, du we need to book in advance or can we order when we are there?
Can you offer package where diving, hotel and food are included?
What is your recommendation of diving center here and why?
We had hope to see big fish as shark, or other fish. What can we expect to see in this periode of the year?
Is there anyone here that have trips to Barracuda reef?
So please give me information about Diving in Isla Mujeres area?
The trip was arranged to go in search of the Mola Mola (Sunfish). We were not disappointed!
The water temperature was between 17 and 22 degrees and a 5mm full length wet suit is a must! Most of the dives sites are within a 30 minutes bot ride, with Crystal Bay and Manta Point being almost an hour.
Two Fish are a small and well run centre in Lembongan. They provide cheap kit hire, good food, accommodation and excellent dive guides.
Currents are sometimes unpredictable pushing you up and down and side to side. Sometimes they are there, the next they are gone. The guides are very knowledgeable and you are made to feel very safe in their capable hands.
So, you need to pay attention to them.
The 2 busiest locations are Crystal Bay and Manta Point. This is due to the 80% chance of seeing Mola and Manta Rays.
Avoiding other groups can be a challenge therefore. At Crystal Bay, expect maybe 20 boats at any given time. At Manta about 10.
The experience is worth it when you do see the sights.
That said, we were fortunate to see a Mola at 12 metres (instead of the usual 22m) at dive site SD as we mad our ascent.
Lots of macro stuff to see too. Nudis, leaf fish and baby spanish dancers.
There are some unusual scorpion fish - albino! Lots of large shoals of trevally , baracuda and bamboo sharks can also be seen.
Very enjoyable overall, despite the cold. The currents are challenging and fun in the drifts.
The local area is relaxed and the accompanying islands are worth a visit for the views and beaches. Rent a car/ hire a driver if you go to Penida as very uneven and scooter travel can be treacherous.
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