While it is starting to get colder again in our country and you need more equipment for the dives, elsewhere the diving season is far from over or is just starting. Exotic areas around the globe attract divers in the second half of the year with their special seasonal conditions.
The first part of the article "Insider Tips for Diving - April to August" took us to dreamlike destinations off the Galapagos Islands, to reefs in the Red Sea, to the unique natural beauty of South Africa in June, to diveable wrecks off the coast of Croatia and to the Azores. There are also special highlights from September to December, which you should not miss.
Dive destinations for the diving season If you are overcome by wanderlust, you should find out exactly what dive destination you are aiming for. Some destinations offer ideal conditions all year round, others offer certain highlights only during specific weeks of the year. Of course there is never a guarantee, because nature remains unpredictable. But you can increase the chances of great underwater adventures at certain times of the year.
Recommendations for September to December
September - Numerous wrecks off Gozo In September the island of Gozo is a European alternative to long distance travel. In late summer and early autumn the conditions are ideal to dive into the spectacular underwater topography and to the numerous wrecks.
October - Whale sharks off Mozambique October is the perfect time to explore the dream island of Bali. In addition to the spectacular dive sites such as Nusa Penida or Tulamben, the fascinating culture on the island attracts divers. In Mozambique the ideal time to observe whale sharks starts now.
November - Relaxation in the Philippines Those who want to escape the cold and the grey November weather can do so in the Philippines. The dive sites are perfect for lovers of small creatures like snails and crabs. If you are lucky you will also see whale sharks and other big fish. On land you can relax on the beautiful green islands and enjoy the good cuisine.
December - Manatees off Florida Those who want to see cute manatees will get their money's worth in Florida in December and can also escape the domestic winter. Such a trip can be perfectly combined with a visit to the Bahamas to observe various shark species.
Diving down at boot Düsseldorf In January, the place to be for diving fans will of course be Düsseldorf in the Dive Center of boot Düsseldorf in Hall 3, where beginners can try their first dive in the taster diving pool and - in addition to demos - trade fair visitors can also try out new equipment at Testival's large diving tower at certain times during the trade fair.