Are you looking for a new dive destination this May? It is one of the best months for calm conditions, making May ideal for novice divers and those who suffer from sea sickness.

Fans of larger marine life can spot these May highlights:

  • Manta rays
  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Basking sharks
  • Sea lions

Take your pick from my best May dive destinations and enjoy!

Galapagos Islands

The iconic Galapagos are at the top of many divers wish lists and understandably so.

These rugged, remote islands are wildlife-rich and offer spectacular shark diving at Wolfe and Darwin Islands.

Go Galapagos diving in May and you can enjoy calm conditions, sunshine and lower currents than other times of year.

It’s also one of the top Galapagos diving months for seeing numerous manta rays and hammerhead sharks.

Galapagos iguana
Discover the Galapagos Islands unique iguanas above and below the waterline

Komodo, Indonesia

Another top May dive destination, Komodo has calm conditions and offers some of the best Indonesia diving – without crowds.

May is one of the quietest months to dive Komodo.

One of the highlights of Komodo diving is the sheer variety of underwater landscapes. Take your pick from:

  • Pristine & vibrant reefs
  • Pinnacles
  • Dramatic sea mounts
  • Plunging wall
  • Swim-throughs & caverns

With over 1000 fish species, turtles, mantas all year and numerous critters, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Indonesia diving
Explore Komodo National Park’s rich and varied landscapes as you cruise

Papua New Guinea

If you’re up for a real adventure, pack your bags and go Papua New Guinea diving.

Seemingly forgotten by the modern world, Papua New Guinea offers incredible dive sites in the shadow of still-smouldering volcanoes.

Go diving Papua New Guinea and you’ll discover underwater lava tubes, colourful reefs and plenty of WWII wrecks.

Wherever you look, the dive sites are teeming with macro life – which is not surprising given Papua New Guinea is known for its black sand muck diving.

Just remember to check out Kimbe Bay. Ranked as one of the best reefs in the world, it is not to be missed for its coral cover and numerous sharks.

Papua New Guinea
Immerse yourself in Papua New Guinea’s fascinating cultures

Need More Inspiration?

You can read my full article about more top May dive destinations on Scuba Diver Life and discover:

  • Cornwall’s awesome basking shark dives
  • Tobago’s numerous manta rays & turtle nesting season
Kathryn Curzon diver

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