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98%
in Indonesia
3:  Conception Bay
98%
in Canada (east)
4:  Viti Levu
98%
in Fiji
5:  Queen Charlotte Stra...
98%
in Canada (west)
6:  Koror
97%
in Palau
7:  Bali
97%
in Indonesia
8:  South Male Atoll
96%
in Maldives
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96%
in Canaries
10:  Halkidiki
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 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
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 November to March
Until March there are good sightings of Hammerhead and Zambezi Sharks in Southern Mozambique.
Look in these dive locations:
Africa > Mozambique > Tofo Beach
From November to April
Olive Ridley and Leatherback Turtles may be seen between November and April in Costa Rica’s Tamarindo Bay.
Look in these dive locations:
Tropical Eastern Pacific > Costa Rica (west) > Gulf of Papagayo
From November to January
Whale Sharks off the Kenya coast stay until January.
Look in these dive locations:
Africa > Kenya > Lamu
Africa > Kenya > Watamu-Malindi
Africa > Kenya > Mombasa
Africa > Kenya > Diani Beach
Africa > Kenya > Kilifi
During November
The Green and Loggerhead Turtle nesting season takes place on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.
Look in these dive locations:
Australasia > Australia (West) > Exmouth / Ningaloo
From November to April
Bull Sharks can be seen in Costa Rica, the Cocos and Malpelo Islands right through until April.
From November to June
From November to June there is a good chance of seeing Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks at Protea Banks, South Africa.
Look in these dive locations:
Africa > South Africa > Protea Banks
During November
Orcas arrive in the fjords of Norway.
During November
The extraordinary ‘Squid Run’ takes place off the coast of South Africa.
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