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in Indonesia
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98%
in Fiji
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in Palau
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97%
in Indonesia
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96%
in Maldives
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96%
in Canaries
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96%
in Greece
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From May to November
Head to the east side of the Maldive atolls from May until November for the best sightings of Manta Rays; Hammerhead Sharks are common in the shallower waters.
From June to November
Humpback Whales are seen from June to November around Ningaloo Reef.
Look in these dive locations:
Australasia > Australia (West) > Exmouth / Ningaloo
From June to November
June through November is the best time to see Manta Rays in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji.
Look in these dive locations:
Oceania > Fiji > Viti Levu
From July to October
Southern Right Whales arrive into the bays of both South Africa's coast and Australia's south coast to calve, where they stay until October.
From July to October
Hammerhead Sharks most active in the Cocos and Malpelo Islands from July through October.
Look in these dive locations:
Tropical Eastern Pacific > Costa Rica (west) > Cocos Islands
From August to October
Humpback Whales heading south to the Antarctic can be found off the Australian coast from now until the end of October.
Look in these dive locations:
From August to October
August to October sees mainly female Humpback Whales and their young around the island of Rurutu, Tahiti.
Look in these dive locations:
Oceania > French Polynesia > Tahiti
From September to October
The Cook Islands' whale season is September and October.
Look in these dive locations:
Oceania > Cook Islands > Rarotonga
From September to October
In Tahiti, Rangiroa large numbers of Manta Rays are visible right through until October.
Look in these dive locations:
Oceania > French Polynesia > Rangiroa
From September to November
The unusual Mola-Mola, or Sun Fish can be found in the waters around Bali in Indonesia from September through to November.
Look in these dive locations:
Far East > Indonesia > Bali
During October
Whale Sharks arrive in the Seychelles.
Look in these dive locations:
Indian Ocean > Seychelles > Mahe
Indian Ocean > Seychelles > Praslin
During October
The Green and Loggerhead Turtle mating season occurs on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.
Look in these dive locations:
Australasia > Australia (West) > Exmouth / Ningaloo
During October
Great White Sharks seen at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.
From October to December
During October to December there are large numbers of Whale Sharks of all sizes in Djibouti waters.
Look in these dive locations:
Africa > Djibouti > Gulf of Tadjoura
Africa > Djibouti > Seven Brothers Islands
From October to November
Raine Island, Northern Queensland sees in excess of 20,000 sea turtles in the waters breeding between October and November.
Look in these dive locations:
Australasia > Australia (East) > Port Douglas
From January to November
Whalesharks can be seen off Utila usually from Feb - May and Aug - Nov Most dive centres will look for whalesharks whilst carrying out surface interval between dives.
From January to December
Grey seal is resident all year round in firth of clyde. tadpole fish can been seen in may
From September to December
Searching for hammerheads to photograph. There are rumors that schools of hammerheads can be located around Isla de la Plata and off the coast of Salinas.
From January to December
Schools of Barracudas, jackfish, green sea turtles, olive rydles, hawksbill turtles and bottle nised dolphins are seen the whole year round. The island waters get occassional visits from pilot whales, whale sharks and sometimes hammerhead sharks in deeper areas. - ping (local diver)
Look in these dive locations:
Far East > Philippines > Balicasag Island