Tools - Annual Dive Calendar



To enhance your stay, or help make your decision of when to go, please find a calendar of regular animal behavior patterns below. This by no means guarantees you will see or get to interact with some of these magnificent creatures, but traveling to these places at the right time of year will dramatically increase your chances!


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  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

 

Baja, Mexico Fin, Minke, Bryde's, Orca, Pilot, Humpback and Blue Whales
Australia Green and Loggerhead turtles hatchling season begins at Ningaloo Reef
Saba Humpback Whale Migration
Tahiti Hammerhead Sharks congregate at Rangiroa
Costa Rica Bull sharks. Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles
Cocos Islands Bull sharks
Kenya Whale Sharks
South Africa Protea Banks. Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks
Maldives Manta Rays
Yap Angel Sharks
Florida Eagle Rays

 

 

Andaman Sea Whale Sharks
Baja, Mexico Fin, Minke, Bryde's, Orca, Pilot, Humpback and Blue Whales
Tahiti Hammerhead Sharks congregate to Rangiroa
Turks & Caicos Humpback whales begin their mating and calving rituals when thousands of whales migrate to the Mouchoir and Silver Banks
Saba Humpback Whale Migration
South Africa Leatherhead and loggerhead turtles lay eggs on the beaches of KwaZulu Natal. Protea Banks. Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks.
Costa Rica Bull Sharks, Olive Ridley and Leatherback Turtles
Cocos Islands Bull Sharks
Canary Islands Angel Sharks
Cozumel Eagle Rays
Hawaii Humpback Whales, Wild Dolphins
Maldives Manta Rays
Yap Manta Rays
Florida Manatees

 

 

Australia Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef
Layang, Layang, Malaysia Hammerhead Sharks schooling
Baja, Mexico Fin, Minke, Bryde's, Orca, Pilot, Humpback and Blue Whales
Saba Humpback Whale migration
Andaman Sea Whale Sharks
Turks & Caicos Humpback whales begin their mating and calving rituals when thousands of whales migrate to the Mouchoir and Silver Banks
Costa Rica Bull Sharks, Olive Ridley and Leatherback Turtles
Cocos Islands Bull Sharks
South Africa Leatherhead and loggerhead turtles lay eggs on the beaches of KwaZulu Natal. Protea Banks. Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks.
Canary Islands Angel Sharks
Cozumel Eagle Rays
Hawaii Humpback Whales, Wild Dolphins
Maldives Manta Rays
Yap Manta Rays
Florida Manatees

 

 

Belize Whale Sharks. Best time is 3 days before to 3 days after a full moon when the Cubera Snappers spawn. Also the mating season for turtles.
Costa Rica Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks
Baja, Mexico Whale season. Fin, Minke, Bryde's, Orca, Pilot, Humpback and Blue Whales.
Andaman Seas Whale Sharks
Australia Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef, South Australia: Great White Sharks.
South Africa Protea Banks: Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks . Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Canary Islands Angels Sharks
Cozumel Eagle Rays
Hawaii Humpback Whales, Wild Dolphins
Maldives Manta Rays
Yap Manta Rays

 

Galapagos Whale Sharks
Tobago Whale Sharks
Maldives Manta Rays and Hammerheads.
Australia Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef
Belize Whale Sharks: Best time is 3 days before to 3 days after a full moon when the Cubera Snappers spawn.
Also the mating season for turtles.
Costa Rica Hammerhead Sharks and Bull Sharks
South Africa Protea Banks: Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks.
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Yap Manta Rays
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Azores Wild Dolphins
Bahamas Wild Dolphins around the island of Bimini

 

South Africa The annual sardine run migration off Kwaulu, Natal.
Protea Banks: Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks.
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Australia Minke Whales off Queensland.
Humpback Whales and Whale Sharks off Ningaloo Reef
South Australia: Great White Sharks
Sea of Cortez Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and Whale Sharks
Turks & Caicos Nurse Shark Breeding
Belize Whale Sharks. Best time is 3 days before to 3 days after a full moon when the Cubera Snappers spawn.
Also mating season for turtles.
Costa Rica Hammerhead and Bull Sharks
Galapagos Whale Sharks
Tobago Whale Sharks
Maldives Manta Rays and Hammerheads
Yap Manta Rays
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Azores Wild Dolphins
Bahamas Wild Dolphins around the island of Bimini

 

Tonga Humpback Whales
Costa Rica Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks and Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill Turtles
South Africa Southern Right Whales, Ragged Tooth sharks breeding at Aliwal Shoal.
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Australia Queensland: Minke Whales and Humpback Whales
South Coast: Southern Right Whales
Ningaloo Reef: Humpback Whales
South Australia: Great White Sharks
Maldives Manta Rays and Hammerheads
Holbox, Mexico Whale Sharks
Sea of Cortez Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and Whale Sharks
Cocos Islands Hammerheads at their most active
Yap Manta Rays
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Azores Wild Dolphins
Bahamas Wild Dolphins around the island of Bimini

 

Sipadan Highest concentration of Turtles
Red Sea Mantas and Whale Sharks
Tobago Whale Sharks
Australia Queensland: Minke Whales and Humpback Whales
South Coast: Southern Right Whales
South Australia: Great White Sharks
Holbox, Mexico Whale Sharks
Sea of Cortez Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and Whale Sharks
Tonga Humpback Whales
Costa Rica Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks and Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill Turtles
South Africa Southern Right Whales. Ragged Tooth sharks breeding at Aliwal Shoal.
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Cocos Islands Hammerheads at their most active
Yap Manta Rays
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Azores Wild Dolphins
Bahamas Wild Dolphins around the island of Bimini

 

Curacao Coral Spawning
Bonaire Coral Spawning
Cook Islands Whale Season
Tahiti Large numbers of Manta Rays in Rangiroa
Belize Whale Sharks
Sipadan Green Turtles hatching
Tonga Humpback Whales
Costa Rica Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks and Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill Turtles
South Africa Southern Right Whales. Ragged Tooth sharks breeding at Aliwal Shoal.
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Australia Queensland: Minke Whales and Humpback Whales
South Coast: Southern Right Whales
Ningaloo Reef: Humpback Whales
South Australia: Great White Sharks
Yap Manta Rays
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Azores Wild Dolphins
Bahamas Wild Dolphins around the island Bimini
Djbouti Whale Sharks

 

Seychelles Whale Sharks
Australia Queensland: Minke Whales and Humpback Whales
South Coast: Southern Right Whales
Ningaloo Reef: Humpback Whales
South Australia: Greak White Sharks
Canary Islands Hammerhead Sharks
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico Great White Sharks
Tonga Humpback Whales
South Africa Southern Right Whales. Ragged Tooth Sharks breeding at Aliwal Shoal
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Cook Islands Whale season
Yap Manta Rays
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Farallon Islands Great White Sharks
Djibouti Whale Sharks

 

Costa Rica Olive Ridley and Leatherback Turtles. Bull Sharks
Cocos Islands Bull Sharks
Kenya Whale Sharks
Australia Green and Leatherback turtles nesting
South Africa Protea Banks: Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Norway Orcas
Ras Mohammed, Red Sea Grey Reef Sharks mating
Canary Islands Hammerhead Sharks
Yap Manta Rays
Florida Manatees
Hawaii Wild Dolphins
Farallon Islands Great White Sharks
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico Great White Sharks
Djibouti Whale Sharks

 

Galapagos Pacific Green Turtles gather to mate and lay eggs
Hawaii Humpback Whales, Wild Dolphins
Maldives Manta Rays
Belize Groupers Spawning
Cozumel Eagle Rays
Canary Islands Angel Sharks
Costa Rica Olive Ridley and Leatherback Turtles. Bull Sharks
Kenya Whale Sharks
South Africa Protea Banks: Hammerhead, Zambezi, Bull and Tiger Sharks
Cape Region: Great White Sharks
Yap Manta Rays
Florida Mantees
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico Great White Sharks
Djibouti Whale Sharks

 

  

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