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in Indonesia
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From April to September
From April until September Leatherback Turtles arrive on Tobago beaches to lay their eggs.
From May to August
Whale Shark sightings from May to August as they migrate past Trinidad and Tobago.
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 August
June through August a good time to see Oceanic Hammerheads in Fiji especially around Kadavu.
From June to August
Off the northern Queensland coast of Australia, Minke Whales can be seen from June to August, with the best underwater encounters in June and July.
From July to September
Off the northern Queensland coast of Australia, occasional Humpback Whale sightings occur from July to September.
From June to August
Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and Whale Sharks can be seen in the Sea of Cortez right through until the end of August.
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 September
Until September Humpback Whales nurse their young in the sheltered waters of Isle St. Marie in Madagascar.
Look in these dive locations:
Indian Ocean > Madagascar > Nosy Be Island
From July to September
Humpback Whales migrate from their feeding grounds in Antarctica along the New Zealand coast, to the Pacific Islands. In the waters around the islands of Tonga they stay from July to September to court, mate and calve.
Look in these dive locations:
Oceania > Tonga > Niuas
Oceania > Tonga > Vava'u
Oceania > Tonga > Ha'apai
Oceania > Tonga > Tongatapu
From July to September
July to mid-September you will find Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill Turtles in Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park.
Look in these dive locations:
Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico > Costa Rica (east) > Tortuguero
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 August
July to August sees the Ragged-tooth (Raggies) Sharks breeding at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.
Look in these dive locations:
Africa > South Africa > Aliwal Shoal
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 July to September
The islet-dotted waters of Canada’s west coast is perhaps the best place in the world to see Orca Whales, they will be here until early September.
During August
Sipadan is famous for its large population of Green Turtles, which are there year-round, but the highest concentration is during the August mating season.
Look in these dive locations:
Far East > Malaysia > Sipadan
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 September
Eastern Canada’scoast is home to Northern Right, Minke, Humpback, and Fin Whales between now and the end of September.
Look in these dive locations:
North Americas Atlantic > Canada (east) > Conception Bay
From August to September
From August to September the Gulf of St. Lawrence is home to a high concentration of Blue Whales.
Look in these dive locations:
North Americas Atlantic > Canada (east) > Conception Bay
During August
Humpback Whales can be seen off the coast of Tanzania and Zanzibar.
During August
Pilot Whales are seen off the Northern Vanua Levu coast in Fiji.
Look in these dive locations:
Oceania > Fiji > Vanua Levu
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 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 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