It can be a challenge to decide where to take your August diving trip. There is so much underwater action taking place right now; from the coasts of Australia to Mexico. Depending on whether you’d like to swim with sea lions or have the company of whale sharks, there are numerous locations offering great diving experiences this time of year.
Here are two great options for anyone looking to take an August dive trip.
As the weather cools throughout the Galapagos Islands stronger currents and conditions move in. However, this also means that August marks the arrival of whale sharks. On the Islands of Darwin and Wolf you can not only dive with these phenomenal creatures, but you’ll also have the opportunity to see Galapagos sharks and scalloped hammerheads.
Of course there are always turtles, eagle rays, and all types of fish to swim alongside. Sharks are what most divers are searching for this time of year, but make sure to also keep an eye out for marine iguanas, sea lions, and Galapagos penguins in the shallows.
The water will be cold so make sure you’ve packed a thick wetsuit.
As winter begins in South Australia, the ocean offers a truly special marine life experience. In the summer as the water temperatures drop, hundreds of thousands of cuttlefish arrive to breed. If you decide to take a dive near Adelaide, along the upper ends of the Spencer Gulf you will be able to see these gigantic cuttlefish in huge numbers.
With the male fish heavily outnumbering the female, competition is fierce and the vibrant colors they display to attract a mate can be quite the show. This can be an intense, sensational dive!
There are also a number of guided tours, helping you to find leafy sea dragons. Australia is very well known for these and because the creatures are larger than seahorses they’re especially great for any underwater photography.