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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 April to September
From April until September Leatherback Turtles arrive on Tobago beaches to lay their eggs.
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 July to September
Off the northern Queensland coast of Australia, occasional Humpback Whale sightings occur from July to September.
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 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.
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
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
During September
September sees the coral spawning in Bonaire.
Look in these dive locations:
Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico > Netherlands Antilles > Bonaire
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
During September
Green Turtles start hatching in Sipadan, Malaysia.
Look in these dive locations:
Far East > Malaysia > Sipadan
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 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