The best seasons for your diving holidays

Check out your calendar and choose the best season your holidays

When planning and deciding the place chosen to dive it is advisable to take into account the the epoch and season that is going to realize this activity, since in most areas there are seasons in which this practice is discouraged by bad atmospheric or marine inclemencies.

Below the best dive sites each month of the year. Do not miss any of them!

Starting the year diving

During January, February and March you can try the following dive destinations

What better way is there to start the year than diving in good company !! During the first quarter of the year, there are many places to go to dive and enjoy the experience of skin-diving in waters with pleasant temperatures and in which insurance will enjoy an exceptional show of life and color.

One of our favorite places is Maldives Islands, with a tropical humid moderate climate and warm water at a constant temperature between 26-28 ° C. It has two typical monsoon systems: dry winter (iruvai) from the northeast and humid summer (hulhangu) coming from the southwest winds and heavy rains. In its 26 coral atolls there are large inland lakes, which allows dive all year. On the coasts, given the strong currents, the months of October through May are recommended as the best time for diving, since water has the highest transparency and weather conditions are best

Spring is coming, scuba time!

North hemisphere enjoys during April, May and June ideal conditions to practice scuba diving.

In the Philippines it is possible to dive all year. With a damp general climate and environmental temperature ranging from 24 to 32 ° C, are the months between June and November when the rainy season starts, which can be uncomfortable for diving. From September to December is the typhoon season. Finished these starts the dry season, from December to February, coinciding the warmest season between March and May. The most advisable period for skin-diving is from March to July.

The more than 13,000 Indonesian islands occupy so large surface makes diving season vary from one island to the other. With an equatorial tropical climate, diving season revolves around the different seasons of wet monsoon usually lasts from December to March. However, within this range there are several short periods in different areas. In Raja Ampat, in the "Coral Triangle" diving is advised in July and August, as in the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, helped by dry monsoon. In Maluku, the wet monsoon discourages diving in those months. Generally you should choose the diving season between April and September are the best months for diving in Indonesia (with the exception of those three places).

In the Cayman Islands the rainy season is from May to October. At a time when the sea temperature is nicer (average 28 ° C). In winter, the average temperature can drop 4 ºC. There are gentle trade winds throughout the year.

In Belize the best diving season is from April to June when the water is warmer than 27 ° C. In winter (December to February) can go down to 21 ° C but can dive all year, with the exception of the hurricane season, which occurs every six years, and occur between August and October.

In Cocos Island (Costa Rica) you can dive all year round, although some boats closed for maintenance from September to October. The rainy season is from June to December, coinciding with the time when sharks are sighted.

Diving during summer until the end of the year

Top places where to dive in the warmest season of the calendar.

The Balearic Islands (Spain) have a Mediterranean climate with pleasant year-round temperatures and mild winters, a fact that allows dive throughout the year, although September and October is designated as best months for diving when temperatures are more moderate, calmer sea and has decreased the influx of tourists. Usually occurs in autumn rainy season.

In the Canary Islands (Spain) you can dive all year as they have a pleasant climate and good weather. The ambient temperatures between 18 and 24 ° C and sea between 20 and 22 ° C, although the most recommended months are from August to December, when there is no wind and the sea water is calm with visibility greater than 30 meters.

In Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba, there is hardly rains or too little (November-December). With a pleasant tropical climate the annual temperature has little variation, with the months of May to September the most recommended for diving, to be less winds

In Cozumel (Mexico) almost constant temperature of 27-28ºC water is maintained throughout the year. The rainy season is from June to October, which coincides with the hurricane season (which ocuerre every 6 years).

In Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) can dive all year in "cenotes" (cavity with water). Also in Tulum and Cancun (Mexico) you can dive all year in coral reefs.

In the Caribbean, islands in the South is not much difference between summer temperature (29 ° C) and winter (27 ° C), although in the north the variation is greater (27-20ºC). The rainy season is from May to November, while the hurricane season occurs on September. The low tourist season is from April to November, when they give best prices on all tourist services offered to visitors.

In Puerto Rico you can dive all year round due to the many and varied dive sites that the country has in its various islands.

In the Dominican Republic although the diving season is advised during the summer due to the characteristics of its coasts, you can dive all year to have sites sheltered from inclement weather.

In Corn Island (in Nicaragua) gives the average water temperature is 27ºC, allowing diving there all year.

In Colombia, with coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, you can dive all year. However, for safety and satisfaction we recommend diving between February and October in the Pacific Ocean and from May to December in the Caribbean Sea.

In Panama, which not only possesses islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, it also has interesting places in the Atlantic (such as Boca de Toro), you can go diving all year round.

Also in Cuba, with 6000 km of coastline, you can dive all year on beautiful beaches (such as Varadero), as well as underwater caves and shipwrecks, possessing an average annual temperature of 24ºC.

Seasonal calendar for your diving holidays

Find in the monthly calendar the best locations for your holidays.

In the Bahamas Islands although you can dive all you year because the sea has an annual average of 28 ºC, the months of May advise November that is the summer season and the water temperature is pleasant at that time, although coincides with the rainy season. In winter the weather is usually cooler out of the sea but the water properly maintain an average temperature of 20-22 °C for diving. Although there are trade winds, they do not represent greater difficulty diving. We note that hurricane season is every 9 years, from June to November.

In the Greek islands of Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini you can dive all year round, but the best season for diving is from June to September due to the lack of rain and a better temperature. However, it should be noted that in the months of July and August there is a huge tourist saturation which can complicate enjoy diving into a sea saturated swimmers, divers and boats.

The Archipelago of the Azores (Portugal) has a temperate climate with little variation in temperature. Although diving is possible throughout the year suggest the months of June to October transparency (visibility up to 30 m) and water temperature (between 20 and 25 ° C), the month of September the best for diving.

In France, the Riviera and the island of Corsica have a Mediterranean climate and a long stretch of coast that allow dive all year. However it is advisable to dive between late April and November as it is when the weather is nice, there is little rainfall, and the sparkling waters are warmer. Beware the months of July and August, there are large tourist.

Mauritius Islands (Mauritius) have a pleasant, temperate climate with moderate temperatures and occasional rain throughout the year. The summer season, which runs from November to April, has a warm and humid climate with temperatures around 28°C, with the months of December to February the warmest with abundant rainfall. In winter, from May to October, the temperature drops and the winds appear in July lower temperatures (19-20ºC) is reached. Therefore the best time for diving is from October to April. If you want to dive the months of July and August it is advisable to do so in the sheltered west coast where the reef transformed the bay into a calm aquarium, full of life.

In Hawaii you can dive all year round, although the recommended months are from May to October. Abundance of tourists from November to May.

Seychelles occupy such a vast space that produces a climate variation between them. The rainy season is between December and February given that the rains are strong in the eastern atoll (on the island of Mahé) and weak in the western atoll (Aldabra). You can dive all year round although the periods April to May and September to November are advised to enjoy diving in these islands due to the peculiarities of the winds, cyclones and water transparency.

In Mozambique, from April to December is the warm dry season December to March is the summer. This is the warmest and wettest season in which occasional heavy rains can occur. Although you can dive all year recommend this sport in summer and thus enjoy warm waters with high humidity and temperatures close to 28 °C (annual temperature ranges between 23 and 28 °C) and excellent visibility.

In Malaysia and Borneo the best time to dive is between April and September, although in this area you can dive all year round because the water temperature is between 28-31ºC. Between November and February the water temperature drops and higher currents occur.

In Micronesia climate is fairly homogeneous and sea temperature is around 28 ° C. We suggest as best season for diving from January to March being the season with lower temperature and humidity. From July to October is the monsoon season from December to August typhoon season. The 200 small volcanic islands of Palau are safe from these harsh, so you can dive into them all year. The same occurs in Bikini Atoll, where you can also dive all year in the lagoon.

On the islands of Bora Bora and the great atoll of Rangiroa, you can dive all year. Although the rainy season is in November and December and wind June to August dates for diving occur depending on sightings of animals that swim desired. If you want to dive among manta rays diving will be in September and October, but if it is between hammerheads you have to travel here in January and February. During the other months you can dive among a lot of other fish.

On the Malta island (Malta) different dive sites, some protected from bad weather, allow diving all year.

In the Red Sea (Egypt) you can dive all year round with magnificent corals and numerous shipwrecks.

In Papua New Guinea the rainy season is from January to March being the driest May to October. With a humid climate and warm water can dive all year, although near Rabaul care must be taken during January to April due to the intensity of rainfall.

In the Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand) can dive all year due to a large private zonal supply of each dive season. In the Andaman Sea diving season from November to May, and between June and October monsoon which prevents displacement boat some dive sites listed. In the Gulf of Thailand are advised to dive between May and October. The weather is warm and the sea is calm. The arrival of the monsoon in late September makes it more difficult displacement boat and dive to stir the winds the sea.