Whales breaching in Tonga

Big Animals

There’s nothing quite like an experience with a big animal underwater. Whether it’s making eye contact with a whale, tickling a manta ray with your bubbles or the thrill of a shark feed, big animals are one of the main reasons many people dive. We’ve put together a list of where to find them, and when is the best time to go.

Snorkel with Whales

Vava’u, Tonga – Humpback whales from June to September. Find out more…

Niue – Humpback whales from June to September. Find out more…

Okinawa, Japan – Humpback whales from January to March. Find out more…

Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Minke whales in June and July. Find out more…

Dive with Sharks

Beqa Lagoon, Fiji – lemon, reef, bull and tiger sharks)  year-round. Find out more…

Layang Layang, Malaysia – hammerhead sharks in March and May. Find out more…

Palau, Micronesia – reef sharks and other sharks year round. Find out more…

Neptune Islands, South Australia – Great White sharks year-round. Find out more…

Ningaloo Reef, Australia – whale sharks March to July. Find out more…

Maldives – whale sharks year-round. Find out more…

Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia – whale sharks year round. Find out more…

Dive with Manta Rays

Yap, Micronesia – dive with manta rays year-round. Find out more…

Uepi, Solomon Islands – snorkel or dive with manta rays year-round. Find out more…